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Lorient brings its energy to Ecobuild

Lorient will be exhibiting for the first time at Ecobuild 2012, on stand S1516.

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, being held at ExCeL on 20-22 March.

Under the banner “Energy Driven Innovation”, the company will be showcasing two new fire resistant glazing systems, while demonstrating how it channels its energy and enthusiasm into materials science and valuable customer partnerships.

The first new product being launched, the RF1 fire resistant glazing system, has been developed in response to strong demand from door manufacturers for a well designed, bead-applied glazing solution for 60 minute applications.

In addition, System-36 PLUS is an enhancement of Lorient’s popular fire resistant glazing channel range. Tested to stringent EN standards, it’s a hard-working and highly versatile system.

The Ecobuild stand will also feature a fascinating virtual tour around a building, showcasing how Lorient’s products protect and preserve many aspects of the built environment. By containing fire and smoke, Lorient’s sealing systems mitigate building damage in the event of a fire – saving costs to building owners, and reducing the environmental damage which can be caused during and after a fire.

In everyday life, Lorient’s door seals also perform the important role of sound containment – and for the first time the company will be demonstrating this visually on the Ecobuild stand. Thanks to the technology of an acoustic camera, Lorient will be unveiling, in a rather unique way, the results of acoustic laboratory tests – dramatically displaying the difference between an unsealed door and a door sealed with Lorient’s products.

Many of Lorient’s door sealing systems also contribute to thermal containment. Products with elastomeric fins - such as the company’s Finesse™ door seal - provide a proven barrier to air movement, helping building owners and occupiers to reduce air leakage and therefore energy wastage.

With a strong heritage of market-leading product development, Lorient has further bolstered its pure R&D work in recent months. By collaborating with local universities in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership programme, Lorient is already reaping the benefits of having Materials Technologists on the team. This valuable resource has enabled the company to adopt a scientific approach to its new product development programme, ensuring that only the best new materials are incorporated into any new product designs brought to market.

February 2012.