Ceramic Industry News / Brick and Structural Clay

Wienerberger Completes Austrian Clay Block Facility

September 30, 2013
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+

Wienerberger AG recently announced it has completed the construction of a new production facility in Haiding, Upper Austria. The company will produce its Porotherm W.i. (“with thermal insulation”) clay block; the insulating material (natural mineral wool) is already integrated in the clay block.

“Buildings are responsible for nearly 40% of the energy consumption in Europe,” said Heimo Scheuch, CEO. “Climate change, urbanization, affordable housing and resource conservation represent major challenges for all of us. Wienerberger is working continuously to develop new products and solutions to meet these challenges. Our innovative, high thermal insulating clay block represents the future of construction: it can be used to construct buildings that already today meet the strict requirements of the European Union’s directive on the energy efficiency of buildings in 2020 and, based on the special properties of clay blocks, also create a pleasant, healthy atmosphere and offer top living quality. Buildings made of these high thermal insulating clay blocks help to achieve a significant reduction in energy consumption and CO2 emissions and, in this way, make an important contribution to climate protection.”

For more information, visit www.wienerberger.com.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Ceramic Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

In-Depth Features

These articles detail innovative advanced ceramic and glass materials and technologies.


Sapphire: An Extreme Performer

Ian Doggett of Goodfellow and CI Editor Susan Sutton discuss the benefits and opportunities provided by industrial sapphire.

More Podcasts


Ceramic Industry Magazine

CI April 2014 cover

2014 April

Our April issue features details on advanced materials such as ceramic matrix composites and piezoelectric ceramics, among many others. Be sure to check it out!

Table Of Contents Subscribe


M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\Ceramics Industry\handbook of advanced ceramics.gif
Handbook of Advanced Ceramics Machining

Ceramics, with their unique properties and diverse applications, hold the potential to revolutionize many industries, including automotive and semiconductors.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


CI Data Book July 2012

Ceramic Industry's Directories including Components, Equipment Digest, Services, Data Book & Buyers Guide, Materials Handbook and much more!


facebook_40px twitter_40px  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40