Industrial Buildings

Saint-Gobain Africa places its products and materials at the service of many industries with the aim of improving their added value and high-technology content.


Saint-Gobain PAM ductile iron pipes serve the mining segment and a variety of industrial applications: Industrial markets and specific markets, such as hydroelectricity, anti-seismic applications and snow blowers.


High-performance glass fibre fabrics designed by Saint-Gobain Adfors are used by the industrial sector. Its geotextile solutions are, for example, used in mining operations and reinforcing road paving to extend core performance and lifespan.


Saint-Gobain Surface Solutions has a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for all abrasion processes. Its abrasives are used in heavy industry, such as steelworks and paper mills, manufacturing industries, and high-tech segments, such as the automotive, aerospace and electronics industries.

Often manufactured to specification for industrial customers, Saint-Gobain Surface Solutions wheels for grinding, surface finishing and even cutting steel parts, provide high operation speeds and exceptional productivity. Saint-Gobain Norton is the only international manufacturer of all three major types of abrasives: Bonded abrasives (resinoid and vitrified), coated abrasives, and diamond products.


Polymer-based products are used in a variety of applications. The electronics industry, for example, has recently shown considerable growth. Saint-Gobain manufactures plastic films for LCD flat screens and foams for assembling mobile phones, always with an eye to creating lighter and smaller devices that are better for the environment.

Saint-Gobain Formula supplies industrial casting plaster for various applications: from ceramics for sanitaryware to internal wall plaster, to artistic applications (sculptures), to crockery, to moulding for the manufacture of dental prostheses and medical casting, to roof tile manufacturing and mould foam for casting aluminium alloys, including natural uncalcined high purity gypsum used as a filler (in plaster and cement based building materials, adhesives and self-levelling compounds).

It is even supplied for agricultural applications such as feed (as a source of calcium).


Saint-Gobain’s mineral wool solutions are designed for industrial processes and plant equipment, especially in the oil and gas and chemicals industries.

Isover products guarantee a very high thermal performance in response to economic and environmental requirements to make processes more energy efficient.

They can withstand temperatures of up to 700°C (1 300°F) and are not combustible.

The household appliance industry also uses Isover’s solutions for certain specific applications, such as insulating ovens and refrigerators.


Concrete repair, precision grouting, anchoring and fixing mortars, waterproofing products, damp-proofing products and mortar additives are products suitable for a range of buildings, from small homes to large industrial buildings and concrete works, and from renovation and refurbishment projects to new building and civil engineering constructions.

Industrial mortars are designed to be easy to apply by specialists, craftspeople and end users alike.


Isover products can withstand temperatures of up to 700°C (1 300°F) and are not combustible.