Staying Ahead of the Curve in an Ever-Changing Industry

MAY, 2019

At CGT, we have seen a lot of change over the past 150 years.


We witnessed the invention of aviation, the advent of the automobile, and dawn of the personal computer, and the creation of the internet.


Founded in 1869, we’ve grown from originally producing wagon wheels and axe handles to becoming the world’s leading provider of coated fabric and film products.


Our products are most likely in your car and your pool.


This is exactly what we value at CGT: generating a far-reaching, long-term, positive impact on our customers, our community, and our industry. 


Here are three ways CGT goes the extra mile to stay one step ahead in its industry: 

1. Research collaborations with purpose 

CGT recently finished the first phase in a joint research program with McGill University to develop the next generation of biodegradable green plasticizers for industrial applications. Plasticizers are solvents that help make synthetic materials more durable and flexible so that they stand the test of time.

2. Smart product development and design

CGT’s innovations in surface materials for the automotive, pool, and industrial construction industries are backed by initiatives in sustainable design and waste reduction as part of its ongoing commitment to corporate social responsibility. 

3. Sustainability for a greener future

Did you know? CGT recycles up to 4 million pounds of PVC material every year. These production scraps are re-entered into our manufacturing processes. We also recycle solvents in-house, which reduces the need to purchase new solvents and increase reclaimed solvents in our manufacturing processes.

This year we are celebrating 150 years of manufacturing leadership - making us one of the country’s oldest companies in the industry. To mark this important milestone, we are organizing a series of events, open houses, and community initiatives throughout the year. Stay in touch with CGT by following us on Facebook and Twitter — and be sure to check back for all of our exciting 150th anniversary events here!



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