Etex Group

Superglass. Part of the Global Etex Group.

We’ve been at the forefront of insulation manufacturing since 1952, and Superglass was formed in 1987 when production was switched to glass fibre insulation.

Following a management buy-out in 2005 we became the UK’s leading independent manufacturer of glass wool insulation, and in June 2023 we were acquired by the global Etex Group, whose goal is to enhance the world with ever better living spaces.

Etex is a global building materials manufacturer and pioneer in lightweight construction, and aims to inspire people around the world to build living spaces that are ever more safe, sustainable, smart and beautiful.

Etex’s global portfolio also includes leading commercial brands such as Cedral, Durlock, EQUITONE, Eternit, Gyplac, Kalsi, Pladur, Promat, Siniat, Superboard and URSA.

Founded in 1905 and headquartered in Zaventem, Belgium, Etex is a family-owned company with more than 13,500 employees globally. It operates more than 160 sites in 45 countries and recorded a revenue of EUR 3.7 billion and a REBITDA of EUR 645 million in 2022. Etex fosters a collaborative and caring culture, a pioneering spirit and a passion to always do better for its customers.

Etex has five R&D centres supporting five global divisions:

  • Building Performance: leader in plasterboards and fibre cement boards, and the global reference in fire protection solutions for the residential and commercial segments.
  • Exteriors: provider of innovative, durable, high performance and beautiful fibre cement exterior materials for architectural, residential and agricultural projects.
  • Industry: front runner of engineering expertise to drive the future of high-performance temperature insulation and fire protection in the industrial, aerospace and energy sectors.
  • Insulation: leading European insulation provider of glass mineral wool and extruded polystyrene (XPS) to insulate residential and non-residential buildings.
  • New Ways: high-tech, lightweight, factory assembled panel and modular solutions based on timber and steel framing.

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