September 30, 2011 |

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Finalizes the Acquisition of Solar Gard

Specializations in development, manufacturing, distribution of architectural and automotive window films, custom coatings, and photovoltaics expands Saint-Gobain's footprint in sustainable habitat.

Following approval from all relevant government and anti-trust authorities, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics completed its acquisition of all of the businesses comprising the Bekaert Specialty Films activity of the Belgian Group Bekaert. 

These businesses, operating under the brand Solar Gard, are specialized in the development, manufacturing and distribution of window films for the architectural and automotive markets, custom coatings for a wide range of industrial applications, and photovoltaics.

The acquisition is part of Saint-Gobain's strategy to become the reference in sustainable habitat, and enables the Group to enlarge its offer of innovative solutions for energy conservation, as well as for other high-performance applications. Solar Gard's integration into Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics will unlock a large number of growth synergies, worldwide, as well as numerous new product developments.


Located in 64 countries and with almost 190,000 employees, Saint-Gobain, world leader in habitat, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet the challenges of growth, energy-saving and environmental protection. World leader in high performance plastics, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics is headquartered in Aurora, Ohio (USA). The company employs 4,500 employees in 16 countries. Its product offer includes films, foams, coated fabrics, bearings, seals and fluid systems. More information on and

About Solar Gard®

Solar Gard positively impacts lives with products that protect, save and renew. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Solar Gard makes industry leading architectural and automotive window films, photovoltaics and custom coatings. Solar Gard's architectural solar control window films are proven carbon negative and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Solar Gard products are sold in more than 90 countries under the Solar Gard®, Panorama®, Quantum® and Solar Gard Armorcoat® brands. For more information, visit


Dina Pokedoff, APR
External Communications Manager