Chennai, January 29, 2016
Today, the Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Selvi J. Jayalalithaa, inaugurated Saint-Gobain Research India’s (SGRI) new, state-of-the-art, cross-functional research centre in Chennai in the presence of Mr. Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman and CEO of the Saint-Gobain Group.
“The Customer is King”. Nowhere else has this statement been truer than in the case of Saint-Gobain. Established in 1665, Saint-Gobain’s first customer was Louis XIV, the King of France. And his order? To make glass for the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles. Over the next three centuries, through constant innovation in manufacturing technology and introduction of new products, Saint-Gobain has made glass a household item; a building material of choice that, besides satisfying functional needs, brings immense aesthetic pleasure both to the King and the common man.
- Eminent architects - Prof. Krishnarao Jaisim, Ar. Brinda Somaya, & Ar. Rahul Kadri to judge entries
- Attractive Prizes to winners and contributors
On the eve of World Environment Day, Saint-Gobain India, launched the ‘Housing Innovation Challenge’ as part of its historic worldwide 350 year celebrations. The initiative invites innovators and thinkers across to identify problem areas that arise in housing and come up with their solutions.
The World Glass Complex of Saint-Gobain at Bhiwadi
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Rajasthan inaugurated the Saint-Gobain’s World Glass Complex at Bhiwadi on Oct 27th. With an investment of over $185 million (about One Thousand Crore Rupees), the World Glass Complex at Bhiwadi is Saint-Gobain’s pride as it is Saint-Gobain’s newest, India’s Largest and world’s most modern manufacturing facility.
Saint-Gobain has launched SGG Planisafe, a coloured and lacquered, laminated glass which is free-standing and safe.
The first of its kind in India, the dual laminated glass is designed for free-standing applications. The lamination on both sides of the glass gives it the desired strength to withstand breakage, making it highly safe for stand-alone uses.
THE ANNUAL DESIGN COMPETITON FOR STUDENTS OF ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
Saint-Gobain Glass's Transparence 2013, the annual design competition held for students of Architecture and Design, conducted its Grand Finale at Hyderabad on 29th January, 2014 during the annual 56th NASA (National Association of Students of Architecture) 2014 convention.
Saint-Gobain has launched SGG EVOLITE, a high performance glass that is ideally suited for single glazing applications.
Manufactured by the state-of-the-art Magnetron Sputtering Nano-Technology, SGG Evolite has superior solar control and thermal insulation properties. It is designed to be in conformance with the requirements of green buildings and ECBC (BEE) regulations and hence apt for buildings that are going in for the LEED/IGBC rating and TERI-GRIHA rating.
Saint-Gobain Glass has launched 'Glass Compass' a mobile application that helps one to determine the most performing glazing solution based on the geographical location of the building and its orientation. It is compatible with both iOS and Android.