POSITION SUSTAINABILITY AS A DRIVER FOR GROWTH

Leading the way in decarbonizing the industry

CREATING SURFACE SOLUTIONS FOR A BETTER WORLD THROUGH CUSTOMERS' MATERIAL TRANSFORMATION

  • CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS
    • iHD technology guarantees unparalleled performance, 100% user-security and max performance on battery or electric powered angle grinders 
    • IoT data collection device for Clipper Machines
    • Battery powered masonry & floor saw machines
  • CUTTING DISCS & GRINDING WHEELS
    • Complete process (RAG) solutions for electric and battery powered angle grinders for metal fabrication 
    • New X-Tend airtight packaging & desiccent preventing atmospheric performance erosion, delivering >40% improvement vs standard packaging
  • COATED ABRASIVES
    • Complete process (RAG) solutions for electric and battery powered angle grinders for metal fabrication 
    • Rough grinding, refining, sanding, surface preparation & finishing of metals and composite materials for wind & land based turbines
       
  • SUPER ABRASIVES
    • Norton Winter SpringX brings eco-innovation to spring grinding with 10X longer life, higher performance (>6X more parts per wheel) whilst delivering less waste and lower CO2 footprint thank to circularity re-plating service 
    • CMC & TiAl Up to 10x cost savings with Paradigm vs Diamond Plated or SiC bonded vitrified wheels
    • Carbide Flute Grinding 30% lower cutting forces and up to 50% profile retention with Norton Winter technologies
  • BONDED ABRASIVES
    • Norton grain technologies (Quantum Prime, AltosX) significantly reduce spindle load thus reducing energy consumption
    • Naphthalene free grinding wheel solutions
    • Norton Century 45 organic centreless wheels reduce grinding noise by 23 dB, increase life >50% & improve surface finish
    • VV1 bond saving energy at customer sites
    • Supporting our customer’s journey to Industry 4.0 and IoT: connected products, grinding consulting services, precision grinding components & process monitoring
  • SYSTEM COMPONENTS
    • Farecla polishing solutions reduce the number of sanding steps (no need for P3000) reducing need for additional energy 
    • With Norton step drills less energy is required (vs. conventional drill bits) by the user to perforate metal plate

DRIVING FORCE ON HIGH GROWTH MARKETS

  • MORE SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRY

    RENEWABLE ENERGY

    • Wind Turbines: abrasives solutions for grinding to finishing gears, bearings, blades, vales, seals & casings
    • Solar: diamond vitrified wheels for surface finishing photovoltaic panels (PV)
       

    ROBOTICS

    • High grinding efficiency & precision for robotic component manufacturing within Foundry, Automotive, Aerospace and Medical markets
       

    PERFORMANCE GRINDING SOLUTIONS (PGS)

    • Norton wearable for enhanced ergonomics, comfort & well-being
    • Data Power: Norton 4Sight
       

    MORE RESPECTFUL OF THE ENVIRONMENT

    • Sustainability campaigns: Norton for a more sustainable planet 
    • SEAM program & Certification 
  • MORE SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION
    • Battery powered masonry & floor saw machines
    • IoT data collection device for Clipper Machines
    • Dust free solutions for dry cutting
    • Silent solutions for enhanced comfort
    • Tape Solutions for improved efficiency: air tightness, insulation, sound damping, anti-moisture (Thermalbond, Green Glue, Gasket tapes, Sealants)
    • 5G low energy loss solutions
  • MORE SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY
    • Abrasives solutions for Electric Vehicles (EV): battery, e-motors, transmission, steering...
    • Aerospace & land engines: release solutions, stainless panel edge finishing
    • Rail: rail car manufacturing, rail-track grinding & cutting
  • ENERGY SAVING
    • Grinding technologies to lower power consumption at customers

Our LCA & EPD Roadmap

Sustainability sits at the heart of all our actions. At Saint-Gobain Surface Solutions, we are committed to providing our customers with complete transparency regarding the environmental footprint of our products and solutions throughout their lifecycle. This commitment drives us to set a bold objective: to ensure that 100% of our product portfolio is accompanied by comprehensive Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data by 2030.

Our path forward is clear, and we are accelerating our efforts. In 2022, we had LCA data for 12% of our portfolio; by 2023, that figure rose to 17%. By the end of 2024, we anticipate reaching 35%, positioning us well to achieve our 2025 milestone of 50% coverage. This proactive approach underscores our unwavering dedication to sustainability and accountability.