Performance Ceramics & Refractories at a Glance

A strong international group Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories (PCR) leads the industry in the design, development and manufacturing of the highest performing solutions for extreme operating conditions. We strive to deliver value through our global technical expertise and the long-term partnerships we form with our customers.


Our employees are committed to delivering the best solutions and services to meet the unique material and engineering needs of our customers. Ceramic & refractory solutions for broad industrial applications provide an end-to-end solution for your business.


Our performance ceramic (advanced / fine ceramic) solutions cover every industrial kiln & furnaces, specialty ceramicsburner solution for industrial heating, wear resistance applications: mining, bulk handling in iron & steel making, and many more, wine & beer filtration, industrial filtration, armor, metrology, labware, and many more demanding applications which rely on high performance ceramic material characteristics.


Our performance refractory solutions are designed and manufactured to overcome operational challenges in metallurgical applications. Refractory bricks, tiles, castable and mortars for every equipment are used for ironmaking, steelmaking, primary aluminium, copper, zinc galvanizing, foundry, carbon black, petrochemicals, and also Waste-to-Energy (WtE).

Collaboration & Customization

Deep knowledge of all the applications we serve, our passionate people and engineering services, as these enable us to understand your needs and work closely with your organization to deliver customized products and solutions.




Research & development team stationed at our leading-edge R&D centers in Europe, North America and Asia; specializes in ceramic & refractory technology and constantly interacts with customers & industry experts while using the most progressive and multidisciplinary technologies.

Our Story

With over a century of experience, Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories transitioned to the business it is today through several leading worldwide ceramics and refractory producers, which include:

  • SEPR (1929)
  • Savoie Refractaires (1985)
  • Corhart (1987)
  • Norton Company (1990)
  • Carborundum (1996)
  • Cesiwid (1997)
  • AnnaWerk (1999)
  • Toshiba Monofrax (2003)
Pursuit of Sustainability and Carbon Neutrality

Performance Ceramics & Refractories evolves and improves its businesses with our vision: “Pioneering ceramic solutions for extreme industrial applications and a greener world”  to commit and deliver results to support Carbon Neutrality by 2050.

Material Knowledge & Innovation

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories' material knowledge & innovation, product engineering & service, and manufacturing technology & process control are unmatched and essential in delivering customized sustainable solutions for your businesses.

Global Presence

Saint-Gobain Performance Ceramics & Refractories has a worldwide footprint with 11 industrial sites offering extended manufacturing support from eight plants of SEPR and a commercial & technical / application engineer presence in all six continents.