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Wienerberger Completes Austrian Clay Block Facility

September 30, 2013
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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.

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