The company specializes in the production of zirconia powders used for thier mechanical and thermal properties in a range of applications, such as pigments for ceramic tiles or thermal coatings for the aeronautics industry. Z-Tech will be integrated within the Ceramic Materials business.This acquisition will enable Saint-Gobain to enhance its offer in the zirconia market. It ties in perfectly with the Group´s stategy of strengthening its position in high-performance solutions for growing markets.
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building and high-performance materials, providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2013 sales of €42 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees. For more information about Saint-Gobain, please visit http://www.saint-gobain.com or download the new "Saint-Gobain Shareholder" application for tablet and smartphone.
With almost 6,400 employees, Saint-Gobain's Ceramic Materials business has a powerful manufacturing base that includes 66 plants in 18 countries.It manufactures a wide range of high value-added components for industrial markets, including grains and powders, ceramic components, refractories, specialty crystals and associated systems.For more information, visit http://www.ceramicmaterials.saint-gobain.com/.