Isover in Italy
Thanks to its two Italian facilities located in Vidalengo di Caravaggio (BG) and Chieti, Isover puts products on the market for thermal and sound insulation and waterproofing both in the construction and industrial sector.
Founded in Livorno in 1850 under the name “A.S. Modigliani”, it is one of the leading companies in Italy that are active in the glass sector at industrial level, being in the retail and wholesale glass trade.
Starting from the mid nineteen twenties, Saint-Gobain, even then one of the leading companies in the glass and chemical field, became a shareholder.
The manufacture of glass wool products for both thermal and sound insulation and textile use started in 1945; in 1961, the new plant in Vidalengo di Caravaggio (BG) with a surface area of over 300,000 m² was built for the manufacture of glass wool felts, panels and pipes intended for thermal and sound insulation.
The acquisition of the Chieti plant was finalized in 1972 and the manufacture of bituminous membranes for waterproofing started from there.
On 24 April 1975, the Board of Directors approved the proposal to change the Company Name which became: “Balzaretti Modigliani S.p.A.” and in 1982 the brand of glass wool products intended for thermal and sound insulation took on the new international logo, Isover, and the brand Bituver was also born for the bituminous waterproofing membranes.
The year 2000 marks a change of Company Name: Saint-Gobain Isover Italia S.p.A, which in 2011 was merged into the company centre, Saint-Gobain PPC Italia S.p.A..
Saint-Gobain PPC Italia S.p.A. operates in the construction sector with well-known brands such as Gyproc (dry systems, false ceilings, plasters and smoothing plasters), Isover (insulation and waterproofing), Weber (solutions for the façade, plaster and smoothing compounds based on cement, glues and sealants for tiles), Eurocoustic and Ecophon (acoustic and aesthetic ceiling tiles and grids).
G3 AND G3 TOUCH
The year 2011 also marks the birth of the new insulation mineral G3.
Isover’s experience in the manufacture of glass wool has permitted important progress in terms of production technology and this evolution has led to the birth of the new G3 insulating mineral, the latest generation innovative material that combines performance, eco-sustainability and comfort.
Isover is the Saint-Gobain Group brand that identifies insulation throughout the world.
IN EUROPE, ONE HOUSE IN THREE IS INSULATED
WITH ISOVER SAINT-GOBAIN
IN THE USA, ONE HOUSE IN FIVE IS INSULATED
WITH ISOVER SAINT-GOBAIN
SOME WORLDWIDE ISOVER NUMBERS
INTERNATIONAL CASE HISTORIES