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18, avenue d'Alsace

Les Miroirs

Courbevoie, 92400

France

Phone: 33 1 47 62 30 00

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Saint Gobain engages in the manufacture and provision of materials, such as glass, ceramics, plastics, and cast iron, abrasives and associated services. The company operates in five segments: Flat Glass, Packaging, Construction Products, Building Distribution, and High-Performance Materials. FLAT GLASS SECTOR Flat glass sector manufactures, processes, and sells glass products for various markets, including the car and transports industries, the building trade, the furnishing, the electrical goods and the electronics industries. The basic product, clear or tinted glass, is made on floats, in industrial units that also produce high-value-added glazing. This Division also has companies specializing in making glass products for the aerospace and transport industries, optics, household electrical appliances, and electronics. Glazing for the Automobile Sector For the automobile, SEKURIT SAINT-GOBAIN INTERNATIONAL works in partnership with automakers to develop new glazing and new functions that simplify the work of fitting the glazing on the body and allow for recycling. SEKURIT SAINT-GOBAIN, active in 22 countries, is the glass supplier of reference to the automobile industry. Glazing for the Building Sector For Building, the Flat Glass Division offers the line of glass products under its SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS brand name. It is active in Europe and Latin America through companies that make the basic products and subsidiaries specializing in processing and trade. Glazing for Specialties The Flat Glass Division meets global demand in specific sectors through its specialized companies. They have developed particular glassmaking techniques for household appliances, fireproof glass optics for industry, nuclear protection glass, and commercial refrigeration. The company SOVIS specializes in making glass products for the optics industry (technical lighting, spectacles and radiation shielding windows for the nuclear industry) as well as glass processing for household appliances (oven doors, stovetops) and commercial refrigeration (refrigerated food counters). Other companies in the Flat Glass Division are also active in the household appliance sector: EMMABODA and SCAN GLASS in Scandinavia, THERMAX in Great Britain, COVINA in Portugal and COVISEL in Brazil. EUROKERA and KERAGLASS manufacture and market clear fire-resistant glass ceramics used for cooking tops. EUROKERA NORTH AMERICA produces and markets these burners in America. VETROTECH INTERNATIONAL develops and markets special fireproof glass. THE PACKAGING SECTOR The Packaging sector has three activities: the production and sale of bottles and jars for the food industry and bottles for the perfume and pharmaceutical sectors. There is a plastics activity which produces high-performance plastic pumps for packaging liquid hygienic and beauty products as well as household products. THE CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS SECTOR The Construction products sector includes Building materials, Insulation and Pipe. Building materials: The Company’s worldwide materials offering cover solutions for new and renovated buildings. Building Materials helps improve the aesthetic harmony of homes, can adapt to regional traditions, and has an influence on urban and home environments. CertainTeed spearheads U.S. operations, which include on the one hand PVC products for wall facings and outdoor design of the home (sidings, windows, gutters, railings, patio equipment) and on the other roofing and ventilation products (asphalt-covered shingles, equipment for mechanical ventilation of attics). Saint-Gobain Weber develops solutions based on ready mixed mortars to build and maintain constructions. Industrial concrete, a French business run by Saint-Gobain Stradal, covers products for road construction and utilities, for civil engineering (railway sleepers, arch stones, and supports) as well as town fixtures, floor slabs and paving stones, gardening and landscaping items. Insulation: Drawing on its capacity to process sand and rock, Saint-Gobain offers insulating products in glass wool or rock wool for protection against cold, heat, noise and fire. These insulating

 

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