Award-winning recreation center weathers the seasonal extremes

September 1st, 2019

By Bruce N. Wright, AIA Weather is a topic of daily conversation in Saint Louis Park, Minn., a suburb of Minneapolis. Seasonal temps in the city can range from a high of 90˚F in the summer to well below 0˚F in the winter. In the transitional seasons of spring and fall, residents can experience 20-degree […]

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Manufacturers find new ways to enhance product performance with textiles

May 1st, 2018

As the demands made on textiles have increased, the nature of what is defined as “textile” has greatly expanded, often including non-textiles or treating them in a textile manner. Hybrids that bring together different materials and processes can offer the benefit of conventional textiles with additional characteristics of materials such as glass, ceramic, wood or […]

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Saint-Gobain documents sustainability

January 1st, 2018

Saint-Gobain has published the first Environmental Product Declaration for a PTFE-coated architectural membrane, SHEERFILL II. The report documents the ways in which the product affects the environment throughout its lifecycle. A global leader in strong, long-lasting architectural membranes, SHEERFILL is committed to sustainability; it’s the only PTFE-coated architectural membrane that is Energy Star and Cool […]

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Saint-Gobain announces its first EPD for SHEERFILL II

December 1st, 2017

An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a comprehensive, internationally-harmonized report that documents the ways in which a product, throughout its lifecycle, affects the environment. SHEERFILL II, manufactured by Saint-Gobain, now has an EPD and is the only PTFE coated architectural membrane that is Energy Star and Cool Roof Rated. “Our company is committed to producing […]

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Saint-Gobain acquires Kirson

October 1st, 2017

Saint-Gobain, Corbevoie, France, has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire Kirson, Bavaria, Germany. Kirson makes reinforcement scrim and combination products of scrim and nonwoven fabrics primarily for the waterproofing roofing markets, as well as floor coverings and construction panels. The integration of Kirson into Saint-Gobain’s high-performance materials line will complete the company’s Adfors division […]

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Saint-Gobain opens North American headquarters

December 1st, 2015

Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials companies, based in France, announced the official opening of its new North American headquarters in Malvern, Pa. The 320,000-square-foot campus, situated on 65 acres, underwent an 18-month-long renovation to transform the site into a showcase for Saint-Gobain and its North America construction materials subsidiary, CertainTeed Corp. The […]

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