Automobile, rail and marine

Saint-Gobain supplies a range of high-performance products to the automotive and transportation industries.

The safety and efficiency of high-performance products

From the glazing to the engine, and for body finishing, Saint-Gobain Abrasives solutions are used when manufacturing many vehicle components. Saint-Gobain ZirPro also supplies grinding beads to paint makers and surface treatment beads for pre-stressing applications, in particular suspension spring manufacture.

Plastic components

The Group also manufactures high-performance plastic bearings, seals and foams for the automobile and land transportation market. These components are in particular used in doors, steering and braking systems, seats, exhaust gas control system and even vehicle engines.

Specialist films

In addition to its glazing, the Group manufactures and sells special films for automobile glazing, under its Saint-Gobain Solar Gard® brand. These films protect against heat, damage caused by ultraviolet rays and attempted break-ins, as well as being attractive and protecting occupants’ privacy.


Through Saint-Gobain Sekurit, the Group supplies the world’s leading automakers with windshields, sidelites, backlites, glass roofs and pre-assembled modules. Tempered, laminated, tinted or with coatings providing specific properties, Saint-Gobain Sekurit glazing helps reduce vehicle energy consumption and provides a solution to users’ growing demands for safety and comfort. Saint-Gobain Sekurit also serves with the same rigor the rail, armored and industrial vehicle markets: trucks, buses and coaches, and farm and construction site machinery.

Glass wool

Saint-Gobain develops insulation solutions for technical applications in the transportation industry: ships, trains, light rail, metros and automobiles. For cars and trucks, ISOVER has in particular designed specific glass wool products that combine cost efficiency, lightness, high-performance acoustic insulation, thermal and fire protection.

Marine Applications

Specialists in the field of high-performance glazing (insulating, solar control, fire resistant, heatable glass, high security glazing and other glass specialties), high performance mineral wool insulation, steel pipes, pipe components and industrial valves, wall lining systems, interior panels flooring and more.

Saint-Gobain Marine Applications, founded in 2004, federates seven internationally renowned Saint-Gobain companies: Saint-Gobain ISOVER, Saint-Gobain Weber, Saint-Gobain Vetrotech Kinon, Saint-Gobain Sully, Saint-Gobain Gyproc, Optimera and Brødrene Dahl.

For the shipyard and container area, Saint-Gobain Abrasives offer NORTON and Flexovit resin bond cutting & grinding wheels and various coated abrasive products, which are very suitable for welding cleaning in containers and shipyard steel plates.

High-speed line

With increases in transportation capacity and speed, the railway networks require more frequent construction and maintenance. Flexovit railways cutting wheels and NORTON rail track grinding wheels from Abrasives are widely used in the rail road construction and maintenance. These products are certified in many countries in the world and meet the highest international standards for railway construction.

Saint-Gobain ISOVER and Saint-Gobain Sekurit are supplying the windows for the first high-speed train in northeast China linking Harbin and Dalian.