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News stories 2012

Lorient expands its range of products with integral antimicrobial protection

Lorient, leading door seal manufacturer recently launched integral antimicrobial protection into its range of popular door seals for sound, smoke, fire and thermal containment as standard, these include – Finesse™, DS, Batwing® and plain fire seals. December 2012.

Enhanced Fire & Smoke CPD accredited by RIBA

Leading door seal manufacturer Lorient is delighted to announce that its popular CPD seminar ‘The Role and Performance of Fire and Smoke Resisting Door Assemblies’ is now RIBA accredited. October 2012.

New Fire Resistant Glazing Systems brochure

Lorient's new Fire Resistant Glazing Systems brochure is now available to download, and features some of our latest innovations. October 2012.

Lorient Southeast Asia to exhibit at BEX Asia 2012

Lorient Southeast Asia is delighted to announce it will be exhibiting at BEX Asia on 10-12 October 2012 – Southeast Asia’s premier business platform for sustainable design and the built environment. September 2012.

Lorient joins the fight against the spread of infection

Lorient, leading door seal manufacturer is joining the fight against bacterial infection and the spread of superbugs such as MRSA and E-coli in hospitals and care homes, with its integral antimicrobial protection for its range of popular door seals. September 2012.

Lorient Pacific launches new website

We’re delighted to reveal a brand new website for Lorient Pacific Ltd, based in Hong Kong. From technical advice, a jargon buster, to new product developments; the website has been designed to reflect the recent changes to the Lorient UK website. July 2012.

Exciting news in the East

Since the mid 1990’s Lorient has had a presence in the Far East – through Lorient Pacific Ltd. This operation has experienced somewhat of a renaissance in an increasingly-buoyant market. While there is a highly successful team in Hong Kong, led by Chris Sin, it has become clear that more resources are needed in the wider region to support our strong Lorient brand. July 2012.

Important changes to the Lorient Group

Over the past few years the former Lorient Group of companies has been demerged to create a number of different businesses in different parts of the world. The largest part of this demerger was the management buyout carried out in 2007 by a team comprising Maria Simmonds, Jason Williams and Tom Kingdon who acquired the majority shareholding in the Lorient Group; including Lorient Pacific (in Hong Kong) and Lorient North America. June 2012.

John Planck stepping down

Following two years on the Board of Lorient Polyproducts Ltd as a Non-Executive Director, John Planck has taken the decision to step down in July. June 2012.

GAI AGM & Conference

We were pleased to sponsor the 51st AGM and Conference for the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI), which was held at the Marriott Hotel and Country Club, Forest of Arden, on Saturday 12th May 2012.

FDIS Diploma success

We‘re proud to announce that four members of staff have successfully passed the FDIS diploma with flying colours. There was always going to be some kudos attached as to who was first pass the post and we‘re not surprised that our National Sales Manager, Kerry Hicks was first in the company and third in the entire country to pass the FDIS. May 2012.

RF1® glazing system delivers on style and performance

Lorient, leading door seal manufacturer has introduced a versatile new fire resistant glazing system - RF1. It has been developed in response to strong demand for a well designed, bead-applied glazing solution for 60 minute applications that delivers on style and performance. May 2012.

It's Twitter time!

Latest research figures show that construction industry professionals are truly embracing social media, so what better time to launch our own Twitter account, which has now been up and running for several weeks. April 2012.

Lorient's CPD material is now RIBA approved

For many years we have been registered as a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) provider and offered seminars on topical industry related issues. However, we are pleased to announce that our materials have recently been independently verified and certified by the RIBA as CPD approved. April 2012.

Lorient’s debut at Ecobuild a storming success

One magazine editor has described Ecobuild 2012 as the ‘UK show of shows’, and we wholeheartedly agree. March 2012. The exhibition floor lived up to its promise as the biggest showcase of sustainable construction products in the world, with more than 1,600 suppliers and an almost inexhaustible list of new and innovative products for the construction industry. March 2012.

Lorient launches new website

We’re delighted to unveil our brand new website – designed to be clear, clean and easy to use, so it’ll be simpler to find things from our FAQs, CPDs to our environmental policy. March 2012.

The FDIS race is on!

With the launch of the Fire Door Inspection Scheme at the beginning of February – the race is on amongst the Lorient team to see who can complete and pass this brand new Diploma first. March 2012.

MP visits Lorient to launch National Apprentice Week in Devon

Lorient, a market leader in sealing systems for door assemblies is delighted to be part of the National Apprentice Week celebrations. February 2012.

Lorient brings its energy to Ecobuild

Renowned internationally for its acoustic, smoke and fire containment products for door assemblies, Lorient will be unveiling some of its latest innovations at the popular building products show. February 2012.