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Saint-Gobain Starts New Jumbo Coater at Polish Plant

Dąbrowa Górnicza Saint-Gobain’s Dąbrowa Górnicza plant in Poland started a new jumbo coater in July. Company officials say the magnetron coater represents a $35.5 million investment, and will be used to manufacture coated glass for high-performance and high-added-value solutions for the residential and nonresidential construction industry.

The plant currently has two floats, a coater, a mirror line, a laminated glass line and three cutting lines, and has an annual flat glass production capacity of over 294 million square feet. The Dąbrowa Górnicza plant produces SGG Planitherm XN, a low-emissivity glass that maximizes the energy efficiency of double- and triple-glazed windows.