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Saint-Gobain Innovative Materials

With more than 60,000 employees in 45 countries, the Innovative Materials sector has access to a unique portfolio of materials and processes for a diverse range of markets and applications.

Saint-Gobain Innovative Materials is composed of eight core businesses which offer a broad array of innovative technologies in ceramics, performance polymers and glass fabrics.


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Bearings and Rings

Carborundum Abrasives
Coating Services
Health Care
Hexoloy Silicon Carbide Materials
NorPro and Proppants Ceramic Media
Norton Abrasives
Plastic Films and Tapes
Process Systems
Seals and Polymer Products
Surface Conditioning Precision Abrasives and Chemicals
Saint-Gobain Oil & Gas Group

Saint-Gobain Abrasives

Carborundum Abrasives • Norton

Carborundum abrasives are the best choice when you want performance-oriented abrasive products with value pricing. Carborundum abrasives are known for providing economical solutions for your sanding, grinding, cutting, forming and finishing needs. They offer a comprehensive stock line featuring products for welding, woodworking, general repair, toolroom and production applications.

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Norton a world leader in manufacturing and distribution, Norton supports all industrial markets including metalworking, automotive, aerospace, woodworking, bearing, sporting goods, foundry, cutting tool as well as the Do-It-Yourself retailers and automotive aftermarket. Saint-Gobain manufactures and markets abrasives under many of world's leading brands, including Norton, Merit, Universal and Winter Abrasives. Abrasives are vital to production and processing industries where they are used for cutting, grinding, finishing and polishing. Saint-Gobain Innovative Materials

Saint-Gobain Ceramics

Coating Solutions • Hexoloy® Silicon Carbide

Coating Solutions division of Saint-Gobain produces Thermal Spray Powders, Rokide® Ceramic Spray Systems and Rods, Thermal Spray Equipment for Plasma Spray, PTA High Energy wires, powders, exclusive Flexicords, and Ekonol® polyester powders for the PTFE filler markets. The Coating Solutions group combines these products offering expertise in material technologies and processes with several locations worldwide to serve your needs. The team's ongoing research and development efforts result in new products and processing improvements that deliver greater productivity, higher yields and lower operating costs.
Hexoloy® Silicon Carbide offers a superior material for even the most challenging performance applications. With global representation and manufacturing locations in North America, Europe, Australia and South America, they can deliver your solution when you need it, where you need it in virtually every corner of the world. Saint-Gobain Innovative Materials

Saint-Gobain Grains & Powders

NorPro and Proppants

Saint-Gobain NorPro is a world leader in providing custom-developed catalyst carriers, MacroTrap® guard bed mediaPentaring media and high surface area ringsDenstone® catalyst bed support mediaProppants, and Norton™ saddles , HexPak ™ and other heat and mass transfer products to the refining, petrochemical and chemical industries.  For well over 100 years, they have been providing technology-driven ceramic solutions for process and manufacturing challenges. Saint-Gobain Innovative Materials
Saint-Gobain Surface Conditioning is comprised of four companies who manufacture precision abrasives and chemicals for the critical surface finishing.  Across a diverse range of industries, there is a growing need for surface perfection in the sawing, grinding, lapping, polishing and cleaning processes of metals, crystals, glasses,  ceramics and composite materials. 

Saint-Gobain Surface Conditioning

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

Bearings • Health Care Products and Services • Plastic Films and Tapes •
Process Systems • Seals and Polymer Products

The Bearings and Rings Group backed by the proud heritage of product innovation, technology, advanced materials and market leadership, they offer their customers extensive engineering expertise to deliver standard and custom solutions in NORGLIDE® bearingsRENCOL® tolerance ringsSOLGLIDE® bearings, and JoinShim™ rings that meet the most demanding applications in automotive, industrial, leisure, solar and others. Saint-Gobain Innovative Materials
Health Care Products and Services offers a comprehensive line of high-quality laboratory products including bottles, beakers, test tubes, vials, bench protectors, environmental sampling components, seals and closures for variety of uses in the lab. Their products are engineered to the strictest standards for consistent, reliable performance in the most demanding laboratory applications. Saint-Gobain Innovative Materials
Films and Tapes
Saint-Gobain CHR® Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Tapes are available in a wide range of backing types and backing thicknesses. They can be provided with Silicone, Acrylic, or Rubber adhesives tailored to the application needs. Among the most popular backings are fiberglass, silicone coated fiberglass, PTFE, PTFE coated fiberglass, UHMW polyethylene, polyimide, polyester, cloth/textiles, copper and aluminum, and composite backings. These tapes are used in electrical insulation markets, aerospace markets, industrial anti-stick and release markets, and electronic manufacturing markets where high temperature specifications and high performance engineering designs require high performance tapes.
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Process Systems provides solutions for all your fluid handling/processing needs with its Flexible Tubing, Gaskets & Seals, Hoses & Fittings, Pumps, and Valves & Manifolds.  We offer product innovations through a broad range of customized materials and capabilities to help customers achieve safety, performance, and brand assurance in a wide range of applications for markets such as aerospace, food & beverage, chemicals & fuels, and more. Saint-Gobain Innovative Materials
Seals and Polymer Products, superior engineered OmniSeal®, OmniLip™, DynaLip®, OmniFlex™, OmniShield® seals, Rulon® and Meldin® polymer and other valued products and solutions to critical problems. Applicable markets include aerospace, automotive, consumer, electroncs, life science and others. Saint-Gobain Innovative Materials

Saint-Gobain High Performance Materials

Saint-Gobain Oil & Gas Group

Saint-Gobain, one of the 100 largest industrial companies in the world, designs and manufactures innovative products used in applications by businesses up and down the energy supply chain for the oil and gas industry.  Saint-Gobain Oil & Gas Group is composed of various Saint-Gobain businesses that work closely with clients to develop new approaches to specific application-related challenges from upstream exploration to downstream petroleum refining and petrochemical processing.

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