October 13, 2008 | Aurora, OH USA

Saint-Gobain Acquires Soundproofing Plastics Manufacturer

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (SGPPL) today announced that it has acquired the assets of The Green Glue Company of West Fargo, North Dakota, a privately owned manufacturer of visco-elastic soundproofing technology. Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

From its manufacturing location in West Fargo, Green Glue supplies products to global construction customers specializing in sound control. Saint-Gobain plans to integrate the Green Glue business into its Foams business unit.

"We are pleased by the prospect of welcoming The Green Glue Company to Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics," said Tom Kinisky, president of SGPPL. "The Green Glue product line is complementary to our Norseal®, Normount® and Thermalbond® product lines supplied to the commercial and residential construction markets. This transaction will allow Saint-Gobain to strengthen our offerings to these important markets."

The Green Glue products will continue to be marketed under the Green Glue brand.

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, part of the High-Performance Materials Sector of the Group, is headquartered in Aurora, OH and employs 4,900 people in 15 countries. It is a world leader in high-performance plastics including flexible tubing applications, seals, coated fabrics, films, foams, polymer products, and bearings.

About Saint-Gobain:

Headquartered in Paris, Saint-Gobain is the world leading producer of construction products and high-performance materials such as abrasives, high-performance plastics, industrial ceramics and reinforcements; it is also the European leader in flat glass, packaging (glass bottles), and distribution of building materials. The Group opens a new plant or production line about every two weeks and opens or acquires new sales outlet each day; in 2007 it had worldwide sales of 43.4 billion Euro in 2007, and employed 207,000 employees in 57 countries.


Bill Seiberlich
Communications Manager, Saint-Gobain