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Architectural

Glass for architectural and Solar Energy applications

Key message

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Buildings account for almost 50 percent of the energy consumed in developed countries. Increased focus is being placed on legislation and policies to improve their energy efficiency.

Our products play a vital role in improving energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. They also offer other advanced functionality, protecting against fire, insulating against noise, offering safety and security, privacy, decoration and even self-cleaning properties.

Glass has an important role to play in the development of the growing Solar Energy sector. We supply products for all three of the leading technologies, converting power from the sun into clean renewable energy.

People

8,800 employees.

Manufacturing

The Group operates 26 float lines around the world (some of which are dedicated to Automotive and Technical Glass production).

Global spread

Major presence in Europe, Japan and North America. Also present in South America and South East Asia.

Main products

  • Thermal insulation glass
  • Fire protection glazing
  • Solar control glass
  • Glass for Solar Energy
  • Noise control glazing
  • Safety and security glazing