About Saint-Gobain NorPro

Our 150+ Year History 

Saint-Gobain NorPro has been servicing the petrochemical, chemical, refining, environmental and gas processing industries for over 150 years. While we've evolved over the years, we still follow the same core values that we started with. 


Our business began in 1859. Back then we were known as the United States Stoneware Company. We produced chemical stoneware in the design and fabrication of random packing used in chemical processing reactors. 


In 1966 we were acquired by the Norton Company and became Norton Chemical Process Products (Norton CPPC), which grew to include not only ceramic random packing for heat and mass transfer applications, but also custom catalyst carriers and catalyst bed support media for refining, gas processing and petrochemical applications.


Saint-Gobain, one of the largest industrial corporations in the world, acquired the Norton Company in 1990.  The Norton CPPC name was changed to Saint-Gobain NorPro to reflect the change in ownership and direction.  Today, Saint-Gobain NorPro is an international company with an undisputed leadership position in providing an impressive collection of engineered ceramic media and shapes.  


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Solutions for Now and the Future

Saint-Gobain NorPro is proud of its elaborate research and development facilities and team, diligently working to provide our customers with the latest technology to improve their overall processes and bottom line.   

Our team of research and development professionals are highly-skilled and experienced and have the passion to do whatever it takes to imagine, develop and manufacture technology-driven ceramic solutions to meet your current and future challenges - including developing sustainable solutions that help to minimize the formation of C02 in your processes. 



World-Class Global Manufacturing Capabilities

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Saint-Gobain NorPro operates seven world class manufacturing facilities on three continents.  Our strategically located manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, and the United States maintain the strictest product and material standards and provide the same consistent high-quality and outstanding service to customers the world over.  

Our reputation is fueled by our desire to be the best and to provide the highest quality products and services to our customers. As part of our ongoing commitment to quality, we continuously monitor and measure our performance at all of our facilities. Our goal is to identify and make improvements wherever possible, investing in our team and in our manufacturing processes and capabilities.