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Saint-Gobain opens three facilities in Tamil Nadu

Tuesday, 29 Jan 2019
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Saint-Gobain inaugurated three facilities in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, to meet the growing demand of the glass market -- both domestic and international.

Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Thiru Edappadi K Palaniswami, dedicated all the three facilities to the nation.

The facilities are set up at an investment of over Rs 1,200 crore. With this the cumulative investment in the World Glass Complex at Sriperumbudur is over Rs 3,000 crore.

The company has opened a third float glass manufacturing plant, an advanced magnetron coater and glass solutions line and 72 million capacity rainwater harvesting reservoir.

The third float glass plant will be the largest in India and the region, and is equipped to manufacture complex products that cater to the needs of sustainable habitats and affordable luxury.

The plant features several innovative processes that are being deployed for the first time in India and the region -- a modern plant with advanced robotic technology, 3.5 MW rooftop solar power generation facility, 1.2 MW electrical power generation from the waste heat of the furnace meeting almost 100 percent of its electrical energy needs.

With the second magnetron coater facility, the World Glass Complex will have the capacity to manufacture 140 million sq ft of high-performance, high-selective, energy-efficient glass catering to the entire Africa, Middle-East, ASEAN, Oceania region.

The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art cutting and grinding facilities, tempering furnaces, screen printing, lamination and insulated glass unit production lines -- with capability of handling jumbo glass sizes.

Over the years, the company has made investments across all businesses including glass for buildings and for automotive, gypsum plasterboard and plasters, abrasives, ceramic materials, performance plastics, among others.

About 95 percent of the company’s local sales are of products manufactured at the plants in India.

 

 
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