XIX TH CENTURY (1801 - 1900) - XIX TH CENTURY (1801 – 1900)

Progression Of The Glass Market

Confronted with the emergence of strong international competition, Saint-Gobain developed a large chemical business that supported the expansion of glass works outside of France. Glass was becoming a construction material in its own right with the growth of architecture combining steel and glass for large public buildings such as railway stations, exhibition centers, greenhouses, indoor food markets, covered walkways and department stores.

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