Saint-Gobain unveils low-carbon glass

June 07, 2023 12:00 am | Updated 05:42 am IST - CHENNAI

The B2B product would be sold to large developers and IT firms among others

A. R. Unnikrishnan

A. R. Unnikrishnan

Saint-Gobain India is betting on renewable energy, natural gas and hydrogen to produce products with lower-embodied carbon footprint in a bid to achieve Net Zero by 2050, according to a top official.

As the first step in this direction, the Indian subsidiary of the French multinational firm on Tuesday announced the introduction of glass with low-carbon footprint from its World Glass Complex at Sriperumbudur, near here.

“It is India’s first low-carbon glass,” said MD Glass Business A.R. Unnikrishnan during an interaction “It reduces carbon footprint by 40% approximately compared to our existing products.”

Mr. Unnikrishnan said the product could be made on account of using two-third recycled content as raw material, natural gas and electricity from renewable energy sources. “We will try to achieve Net Zero by 2050,” he added.

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