In February 2017, Saint-Gobain plant in Mannheim, Germany, launched the production of riffled glass with high transparency and conductivity of heat and light.
This innovative product was designed especially for agricultural greenhouses, the new glass has a coefficient of light diffusion of 45% and ensures uniform and soft lighting, which contributes to the rapid growth and maturation of fruit and vegetables.
The program of innovative development is one of the highest priorities in the company and involves the creation of fundamentally new products. Saint-Gobain annually invests some 400 million euro in R&D. Due to the work of more than 3,700 scientists around the world, every fourth product of Saint-Gobain is an innovation, which did not exist some 5 years ago.