The civil engineering and infrastructure markets offer significant growth prospects given the rapid development of urbanization and the difficulties of access to drinking water experienced by a large part of the world’s population, especially in emerging countries.
The Group provides a wide range of specific products and solutions to these markets: glazed facades and fire-resistant glass for large architectural projects; strengthening networks for transport infrastructures; adhesives and grouts for ceramic tiles; mortar for floors and products to decorate, protect and isolate facades of public and industrial buildings.
Saint-Gobain also designs and sells complete solutions for the water cycle: ductile iron pipe systems, industrial valves and fire hydrants, parts for stormwater collection and evacuation systems.
Saint-Gobain entered the field with the World Cup 2014, in Brazil. Saint-Gobain’s innovative and sustainable solutions were used at the 16 stadiums of the Cup.
The Maracanã Arena is the symbol of this partnership, with products from all of the Saint-Gobain companies active in the building construction sector: cement boards, steel frame components, roofing tiles and masterboard panels from Brasilit; grinding wheels, machines and abrasives strips; ductile iron building systems to collect and remove stormwater and wastewater, and ductile iron municipal castings from Saint-Gobain Canalização; SHEERFILL® Architectural Membrane products for the stadium roof cover, from Performance Plastics; thermal and acoustic insulation for partitions, roofs and air conditioning systems, and acoustic panels from Isover; walls and liners in Placo drywall; mortar, waterproofing products, wet concrete and facade solutions from Weber, quartzolit products.
One of the largest integrated water supply systems in the world, the Agreste pipeline will take water from the São Francisco River to 68 municipalities and 80 districts and towns in Agreste, Pernambucano. This project, divided into three stages, totals 1,300 km. For the first stage of the work, Saint-Gobain Canalização has signed contracts for the delivery of 104,000 tons of pipe, with diameters from 50 to 1200mm, equivalent to 344 km of length.
The new Terminal 3 of the Guarulhos Airport, in São Paulo/SP, used several Weber Quartzolit solutions, in its construction: almost 3,000 tons of multimass quartzolit (mortar ready for fixing and coating) and 1,000 tons of supergraute quartzolit (fluid concrete of high initial and final strength, ready to go), high-performance products that provide the resistance required for sites with large turnover. In addition to structural solutions, Weber has supplied products for a base preparation with chapix PVA quartzolit and rolled roughcast quartzolit.
An exclusive product of the Adfors brand, GlasGrid® was used as a pavement reinforcement in the doubling works of Highway SP-340, which interconnects the cities of Jundiaí and Itatiba within the state of São Paulo.
Manufacturer of pipes and fittings for sanitation, Saint-Gobain Canalização produces and sells recyclable and durable systems for the complete water c
Brasilit is a national reference in the building construction sector and is recognized for its quality solutions for roofing, water storage and indust
Isover is a manufacturer of thermal and acoustic insulation for the construction industry and for the technical and industrial markets.
Placo do Brasil provides dry constructive solutions (drywall) for walls, linings and interior finishing, producing light systems for fast installat
Weber, a quartzolit products manufacturer, is a world leader in the production of industrialized mortars and offers a variety of solutions using the m
Cebrace is a joint-venture between NSG/Pilkington and Saint-Gobain and its manufacturing process unites the know-how and technology of these two globa
Adfors is a world leader in the manufacture of glass yarn, woven and non-woven technical materials for construction, with a full range of technology f
Carborundum, Norton and Winter are leading companies in abrasive solutions and have a range of products developed for perfect application in the const