The Innovative Materials Sector comprises of Flat Glass and High-Performance Materials. Innovation is the prime focus of the sector’s marketing teams, application engineers and R&D Centres located in Europe, USA, China and India. The Innovative Materials Sector places emphasis on deploying operational excellence programmes to support its commitment to quality and service.
The Glass and Glass Solutions business in India manufactures and markets clear, tinted and solar control glass, fire resistant glass and other types of glasses from its plants located in Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Rajasthan.
The Sekurit business in India manufactures and markets automotive glazing and modular components for the vehicle manufacturing segment and the replacement market from its plants located in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.
The Abrasives business in India, markets and manufactures a full range of Bonded Abrasives, Coated Abrasives (including Non-woven Abrasives), Thin Wheels and Super Abrasives at its plants near Mumbai, Bangalore, Nagpur and Himachal Pradesh.
The High Performance Refractories (HPR) business offers complete solutions with expertise in design, engineering and manufacturing refractory systems for high temperature ballistic and wear applications. HPR plants are located in Bangalore and Halol (Gujarat). The Silicon Carbide business manufactures Silicon Carbide crude and grains at Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh) and near Phuentsholing (Bhutan) and is a major supplier to all leading Refractory, Metallurgy and Abrasives manufacturers in India.
SEPR Refractories is a pioneer in manufacturing of Fused Cast and Sintered Refractories for Glass Furnaces and is currently the largest producer of refractories exclusively for various types of glass melting furnaces. The business has plants in Kerala (Palakkad) and in Tamil Nadu (Perundurai).
Adfors is the world leader in glass fibre technical fabrics for applications in construction and industry. Its products include glass fibre mesh for exterior wall insulation, wall coverings, joint tapes, glass mats for thermal insulation and the production of asphalt concrete overlays, as well as insect screens and paving reinforcement grids. The business has a manufacturing facility in Bangalore.
Crystals Business addresses applications in the field of nuclear medicine, industrial gauging, physics research, oil well drilling, nuclear installation safety, public security (baggage and freight scanners) and defense. With the support of its parent company and continuously evolving technology, the Business is committed to deliver high quality solutions, which match the exact specifications and application requirements of its customers. It has a manufacturing facility in Bangalore.
The Performance Plastics business creates products with high-performance properties (temperatures, chemicals, friction, optical and weather/wear resistance) used to produce energy and reduce consumption, provide protection, improve comfort and sustain the environment. It produces and markets products through three businesses: Engineered Components, Fluid Systems and Composites. The business has a manufacturing facility in Bangalore.