Saint-Gobain looks to value-added glasses to stay afloat
Saint-Gobain, which has two float glass lines and four other units for products at Sriperumbudur, has set up three platforms for temeprable solar controlled products, temeprable solar controlled and low emissable products, and advanced high selective glass, which lets in light and keeps out heat, and gives transparent looks to the buildings.
From these platforms, the company would make about 30 different products. Two of them, to be launched shortly, are ‘Bioclean’ and ‘Aquaclean’, glass coatings that could be used for facades. Glass panels could be cleaned by usig very little water and by the ultraviolet rays of the Sun.
Market studies and seed marketing of ‘sunban’ products were under way and many new products would be in the market in 2009, he said. Some of them would be showcased at the Glass Technology India, 2008 exhibition in New Delhi during December 5-7, 2008.
Santhanam said the glass products manufacturing
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