Saint Gobain: performance and sustainability
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David te Strake, Vertrotech Saint Gobain, sees eco-friendly and bio-sourced flame retardants as offering important potential to improve the performance and sustainability of the company’s products. Sustainability is a major aspect of Saint Gobain’s company strategy and the company’s customers require more sustainable products.
The environmental impacts of materials and products are taken into account during the whole process of development and improvement. Challenges include moving bio-sourced products from lab scale to industrial production, ensuring cost efficiency of flame retardants solutions, and the emission of toxic gases from burning materials in case of fire.