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Company News | Firmennachrichten

New clay masonry block

Ziegelwerk Bellenberg is presenting a new clay masonry block. Thanks to an array of technical advantages, the MZ60 can be used to meet all “Efficiency House” standards in future, according to a press...

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New photovoltaic plant goes into operation

At the beginning of August, the Bavarian Minister of State for Housing, Construction and Transport, Kerstin Schreyer (MdL), gave the starting signal for the commissioning of the new photovoltaic plant...

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20 years of perlite clay blocks

In 1995, with the introduction of Germany’s 3rd Thermal Insulation Ordinance (WschV), clay blocks reached the limits of their capability with regard to their thermal insulation properties. The...

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Record half-year results for 2021

Wienerberger reports its final half-year results for 2021, which are the Group’s strongest mid-year results in its history. In the first half of 2021, the Group achieved record revenues of € 1,867.5...

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New app making builders’ work easier

Expert know-how for the construction site: with its new installation app, the Unipor Group provides practical tips for building brick houses, according to a news release from Unipor. Diagrams, photos...

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Acquisition of Lehmorange

With effect from 1 July 2021, Ziegelwerke Leipfinger-Bader, a brick company based in Vatersdorf, Lower Bavaria, has taken over Lehmorange, a company in Störnstein. With this deal, Leipfinger-Bader is...

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65 year company anniversary

The de Beijer Groep, the German-Dutch family-owned group, is celebrating its 65th company anniversary this year. De Beijer is one of the leading companies in the production, trade and transport of raw...

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Residential construction

Bricks still market leader

Bricks continue to have the largest market share of wall-forming building materials in residential construction in Germany. According to the Federal Statistical Office, at 30.3 percent, almost every...

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FIW Munich: Study on grey energy

Energy saving in operation remains decisive

A study by the Research Institute for Thermal Insulation (FIW) Munich and the Institute for Technical Building Equipment (ITG) Dresden, commissioned by Deutsche Poroton, investigated the influence of...

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Editorial

The Clemson Brick Forum will meet for the 67th time this fall in Anderson, South Carolina near the Clemson University Campus located at the Anderson Civic Center.  The meeting will begin on the...

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Germany News

DGfM General Meeting

Mechthild Heil as its prominent guest

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Mauerwerks- und Wohnungsbau (DGfM – German Masonry and Housing Construction Association) invited Mechthild Heil, chairwoman of the German parliament’s Committee on...

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International News

Würzburg Brick and Tile Training Course

Further postponement to 2022

LGA Würzburg, the Federal Association of the German Brick and Tile Industry (BVZI) and the Association of the Bavarian Brick and Tile Industry have taken the concerted decision to cancel this year’s...

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Interview

Building trust, driving innovations

Following the restart at Lingl, the management team around investor Hubert Schug is committed to dependability, continuity and innovations in the digital sector. The entrepreneurial family Schug from...

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Market Review | Marktübersicht

Belgium

The Belgian brick industry in 2020

2020 should have been a promising year with good growth prospects for the construction sector in Belgium. However, a Coronavirus changed the world at the beginning of 2020 and also had an impact on...

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Surge in Italian ceramic machinery sales

The Italian ceramic and brick machinery and equipment manufacturers reported a 53.9 % increase in turnover in the first six months of 2021 compared to the first half of 2020, when the industry was hit...

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Personalia | Personalien

New generation takes over leadership

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eric Brehm is the new Chairman of the German Masonry Committee. He is supported by Dieter Heller (Secretary General of the Federal German Association of Lightweight Concrete) and...

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Technical Paper | Fachbeitrag

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