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R&D at a glance

Lafarge dedicates more than 115 million euros per year to research, product development and industrial performance and process improvement. This investment is significantly higher than that of other players in the sector. The Group's Research Center is the world's leading research facility in building materials. 

Research Figures

  • A budget of more than 115 million euros.

 

  • An international network of over 1,000 employees at the Group's Research Center, technical centers and development laboratories.

 

  • The Research center, near Lyon (France): a skills hothouse with 240 experts of over a dozen nationalities and 15,000 square meters of laboratories.

 

  • Skills in cutting-edge fields such as:
    • hydration chemistry,
    • organic chemistry,
    • physics,
    • rheology,
    • micro-mechanics.

 

  • The latest analytical tools, including nuclear magnetic resonance, electron microscopy, micro-indentation, etc.

 

  • A portfolio of over 1,000 patents, which has more than doubled since 2005.

 

Total number of patent applications for Cement and Aggregates & Concrete businesses

Lafarge dedicates more than 115 million euros per year to research, product development and industrial performance and process improvement. This investment is significantly higher than that of other players in the sector. The Group's Research Center is the world's leading research facility in building materials.

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Affordable Housing

What is affordable housing?

Affordable Housing is a project, launched by Lafarge at the beginning 2010, which aims to build a commercial offer of decent housing for people who do not have access to this through the usual financial means. From the foundations and the exterior to the insulation and the interior - see how an affordable house is created!

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