Saint-Gobain Research Germany (SGR Germany) is located near Aachen. Its R&D teams develop, industrialize and optimize new innovative products, systems and processes mainly for the automotive and construction glass sector, but also for other Saint-Gobain divisions like Ecophon or Rigips.
SGR Germany also offers technical support for the entire Saint-Gobain Group in ongoing production processes. SGR Germany has partnerships with industrial companies, academic research laboratories and technical institutes.
Saint-Gobain Research Germany key competencies:
- Complex Products
Research activities are focused on functional and active glazing, such as heating and switchable glass (from transparent to milky) or the incorporation of antennas and sensors.
- Glass Technology
The research covers a large range going from flat glass production (float glass process) and quality optimization to bending, tempering and cutting of glass.
- Thin Film Technology and Surfaces
The research fields include the design and deposition of functional thin film systems as well as the structuring and the selective or local removal of thin film layers.
- Smart Manufacturing and Robotics
With the expertise in intelligent automation, industry 4.0 and data analysis, SGR Germany examines production processes and contribute to optimization, serving all Saint-Gobain’s activities.