Located in the city of Capivari in São Paulo, Saint-Gobain Research Brasil's infrastructure occupies a total constructed area of 3,000 m². It is located on 40,000 m² of land which allows a future expansion.
Saint-Gobain Research Brasil is accelerating the Group's business innovation in Brazil and Latin America with high-performance building materials and industrial applications tailored to the requirements of the local markets. The research covers the development and co-development of these solutions, as well as the improvement of existing product lines.
Saint-Gobain Research Brasil is designed to be an interactive space that fosters open innovation and co-development of new technologies with customers, suppliers, universities, technology and research institutes, and start-ups. A sensory space allows building professionals to experience the sensations of Saint-Gobain products in terms of acoustic, thermal and visual comfort and indoor air quality.
Saint-Gobain Research Brasil key competencies
- Building sciences
Understanding the physics of buildings and development of construction systems. It includes studies on energy efficiency, environmental impact and user comfort (thermal, acoustic and visual), and integrates specific aspects such as availability of raw materials, the specific features of applicators and installers, compliance with technical standards, and consumer and market requirements. SGR Brasil has 3 different houses used as prototypes for evaluation of internal comfort.
- Building systems laboratory
Performs thermal shock tests, determines mechanical strength and fire resistance or impermeability, complying with the standards of the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (ABNT).
- Material Science
Understand and improve properties, behavior and applications of the Saint-Gobain products that can be used by various markets such as heavy and manufacturing industry, medical, automotive, steel, oil and gas, aerospace, electronics and other. Materials studied: glass, abrasive grains, polymers, mineral binders, aggregates, recycled materials.