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Toughest fire resistant glass is here! [Apr 2012]

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Vetrotech Saint-Gobain, a unit of Saint-Gobain Glass, the manufacturer of fire resistant glasses for over 30 years across the globe, will now manufacture the world’s toughest fire resistant glass - Contraflam in Chennai. Vetrotech Saint-Gobain is a specialised business unit within the Saint-Gobain group which is solely dedicated to R&D, testing, manufacturing, sales & marketing of Fire resistant glasses.

With a view to addressing increasing need in Indian market, Vetrotech Saint-Gobain has started manufacturing its most advanced fire resistant glasses right here in India.

The new production line, situated within Saint-Gobain’s World Glass Complex at Sriperumbudur, near Chennai, was inaugurated by Jean Pierre Floris, President, Innovative Material Sector, Saint-Gobain. This investment is part of a total investment of  Rs.60 crore in the advanced glass solutions facility spanning an area of 90000 sq.ft. within the World Glass Complex.

The Contraflam range of fire resistant glass that will be manufactured here is the “World’s toughest fire resistant glass”. Based on a specialised interlayered tempered glass technology, these glasses have been tested as per the most stringent International standards in a variety of applications. These glasses have to be used as part of a tested system to get the right fire performance and hence Vetrotech Saint-Gobain has also tied up with various system providers to provide a complete “system solution” to customers. The Chennai production site of Vetrotech Saint-Gobain will be unique in the world in that it will be independently certified by both UL & CE certification entities and the products made here will carry both the CE and UL marks. These products are also covered under the Exova Warringtonfire ‘Certifire’ scheme.


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