Technology is woven into the fabric of our world and, at Saint-Gobain Crystals, we’re reimagining what it’s made of. Fueled by innovation, powered by leading technology and driven by the desire to make a difference, we provide advanced engineered materials that bring your bold ideas to life.
Our team of researchers and engineers come through the door each day ready to drive materials engineering forward in pursuit of advanced techniques for harnessing the strength and precision of crystalline structures, we develop the materials that are powering the technologies of tomorrow.
For more than 80 years, Saint-Gobain Crystals has been devoted to a single, defining mission: to engineer diverse, high-quality materials that transform technologies and empower a better world.
Through state-of-the-art R&D facilities, robust industrial-scale production capabilities, and a passionate team of extraordinary individuals, Saint-Gobain Crystals has consistently delivered on that mission.
This combination of solid science and bold ideas has allowed us to develop an industry-leading portfolio of high-performance, high-reliability products including synthetic sapphire, precision scintillation crystals, X-ray crystals and garnet epitaxy substrates.
We work closely with our clients so they can take advantage of these innovative products and advanced capabilities — offering the support to develop ideas, the expertise to impact industries, and the vision to change the world.
So bring us your revolutionary concepts, your big ideas, and even your impossible challenges — we’ll empower you to find a way forward.
Saint-Gobain Crystals History
1930’s - Harshaw Chemical Company is the first major manufacturer to develop and produce scintillation crystals
1940’s - Quartz & Silice, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, begins production of optical crystals and scintillation crystals
1969 - Bicron Corporation is established and begins production of NaI(Tl) scintillation ingots
1970 - Saphikon is established and manufactures near-net-shape sapphire products grown through its proprietary process
1971 - TGM Detectors begins production of Geiger-Mueller tubes and probes
1974 - Gamma Labs begins production of Geiger-Mueller tubes and He-3 proportional counters
1990 - Saint-Gobain acquires Bicron Corporation and Harshaw brand products
1992 - Crismatec, the European leader in BGO production, is acquired. Crismatec becomes the new name for the Quartz & Silice entity
1995 - Saint-Gobain acquires Nuclear Enterprises
1999 - Saint-Gobain (Bicron) acquires TGM Detectors and Gamma Laboratories
2000 - Saphikon is acquired
2000 - All of the above businesses and brand names are united under the Saint-Gobain Crystals name
Fueled by innovation, powered by leading technology and driven by the desire to make a difference, we provide advanced engineered materials that bring your bold ideas to life.