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.

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, rest rooms 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.