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Saint-Gobain buys Solar Gard

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation is buying solar and other speciality films manufacturer Solar Gard Speciality Firms from Bekaert.

By Kari Williamson

The acquisition covers Solar Gard’s facilities in San Diego (USA), Zulte (Belgium), Suzhou (China), the operations under development in China and all sales and service centres world wide.

Solar Gard develops, manufactures and distributes window films and other speciality films including for solar photovoltaic (PV) applications.

The deal is expected to close during 2011.

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