Health and Biomedical

Saint-Gobain supplies the health market with high-performance plastic materials and components used for a very wide range of applications.

Ceilings

With its acoustic ceiling tiles, Saint-Gobain Ecophon provides customized solutions for health establishments, helping reduce stress levels among hospital staff and patients. The air quality inside health buildings is also a major concern. In response to this need, Saint-Gobain Gyproc developed the Activ’Air® technology for its plasterboard, which treats indoor air by neutralizing formaldehydes, one of the main volatile organic compounds.

Plastics

The Group develops high-performance plastics for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical markets. The reference leader with its Tygon®, C-Flex® and Sani-Tech® brands, Saint-Gobain supplies a wide range of products (tubings, bags, etc) serving the most critical medical applications. They are molded or extruded as standard or custom-made products in thermoplastics, silicon, fluoropolymers or elastomers.

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics supplies OmniSeal® spring energized seals for the world’s only battery-powered endoscopic stapler that is fully automated and reusable.

Scintillators

Saint-Gobain Crystals manufactures scintillators for the medical imaging industry. They facilitate and improve the detection and diagnosis of certain diseases.

Paintable fabrics

Saint-Gobain Adfors paintable wall coverings are designed using high-performance fabrics woven from glass yarn and provide health properties that are particularly suited to medical contexts. Novelio® Mold-X contains an active antibacterial agent that contributes to health safety. In particular, it is used in hospital and clinic patient rooms, restrooms and unventilated areas in health buildings. The Novelio® Clean Air wall covering improves the health of the indoor atmosphere by absorbing 70% of the volatile organic compounds released by cleaning products and particle-board furniture.