Saint-Gobain Enhances The Pavilions At the Expo 2010 Shanghai

Date: 25 May 2010
Source: Saint-Gobain
“Better city, better life” is the theme for the World Expo that will be held this year in Shanghai (China) from May 1 to October 31.

At this occasion, many Saint-Gobain products and systems were used to build the infrastructure and pavilions.
The Rhône-Alpes Pavilion model displayed at the Expo 2010 Shanghai
A total of 200 participating countries will present their scientific and technical innovations to the one hundred million or so visitors expected from around the world.
For example, 100,000 square meters of SHEERFILL® architectural membrane from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (Innovative Materials) cover the one kilometer long main thoroughfare, Expo Boulevard. Weber, Gyproc and Isover products (Construction Products), along with others from Saint-Gobain Glass and Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (Innovative Materials) were also used in the construction of the Rhône-Alpes Pavilion (France), located in the heart of the Expo’s “Best Urban Practices” area, presenting sustainable development innovations for the habitat sector.
Sponsor of the Eco-Home Pavilion
The Saint-Gobain Glass and Weber brands sponsored the Shanghai Eco-Home Pavilion, also located in the “Best Urban Practices” area. Saint-Gobain Glass China supplied 1,000 square meters of double-glazing, and Saint-Gobain Weber 200 square meters of façade render. Saint-Gobain Weber delivered 2,500 square meters of ETICS (External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems) for the façades of the Switzerland Pavilion, and external insulation products for the Netherlands and Finland pavilions as well as the Expo Center buildings.
Almost 190,000 square meters of Gyproc plasterboard have been installed in the expo buildings, such as the Theme pavilions and the Village, as well as in the Netherlands and Luxembourg pavilions. Saint-Gobain Glass China delivered 1,500 square meters of solar control glass and low-emissivity glass for the France Pavilion. Lastly, Norton adhesive tape (Innovative Materials) was used in the Hong Kong Pavilion.
The Sustainable Development Week
The Group will participate in the Sustainable Development Week to run concurrently with Expo from May 8 to 13 in the Rhône-Alpes Pavilion, including product presentations, training, meetings with French and Chinese researchers and with customers, etc. The Shanghai World Expo opens in China on May 1, 2010. This is a fine opportunity for Saint-Gobain to showcase its habitat solutions to millions of visitors from around the world.

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