News stories 2005 - 2009
On Friday 31st July 2009, Lorient staff around the world celebrated the company's 30th anniversary.
Lorient has achieved impressive new acoustic test results for some of its most versatile door sealing systems. Already an acknowledged leader in acoustic containment for doors, Lorient has further enhanced its expertise following another comprehensive testing programme.
Lorient has achieved CERTIFIRE (CF564) certification for its range of fire and smoke resistant dampers/air transfer grilles. This covers both vision style and non-vision style grilles for use in doors, walls and floors.
The new DS Door Edge Protector is ideal for restoring damaged doors, or for installation on new doors to prevent damage occurring. It reduces the need to replace the door, while also offering a multitude of benefits including superior protection against impact damage, smoke, fire, germs and acoustics.
Lorient is the exclusive distributor of the Georgia-Pacific range of high performance fire door components for the 90 and 120 minute market. The Georgia-Pacific system, utilising Lorient's seals, provides an integrated solution for applications where high levels of fire integrity are required, but without compromising on aesthetics.
Lorient is celebrating yet another landmark achievement, having successfully obtained ISO 14001 accreditation for environmental management. Awarded on 12th December 2008, the accreditation covers Lorient’s main manufacturing operation, Endeavour House at Newton Abbot in Devon.
Lorient’s collection of woodgrain seals authentically replicates the beauty and ageless appeal of natural wood without compromising on acoustic, smoke or fire performance. The Finesse™ acoustic, smoke and fire seal and plain fire seals are available in twelve stunning finishes which harmonise with a range of modern and traditional timbers.
Lorient, an acknowledged leader in acoustic, smoke and fire seals for door assemblies, has unveiled its comprehensively revised Acoustic Sealing Systems brochure.
Lorient has achieved yet another industry ‘first’, having been awarded IFC certification on a range of its seals. The award was made in June 2008, following an assessment visit by IFC staff. Lorient is the first seal manufacturer to receive this endorsement.
Lorient combined acoustic, smoke and fire seals were installed on the fire doors that helped to save lives when a major fire broke out in a high rise tower block in Whiteinch, Glasgow in the early hours of 27th February.
Recent revisions in the Approved Documents to the Building Regulations for England and Wales have put more demands than ever on doors.
Recent revisions to Approved Documents E, B and M have made the regulations affecting doors particularly arduous. Lorient, an acknowledged leader in acoustic, smoke and fire containment systems, provides innovative solutions to meet the demands of all three Approved Documents; highlighted by the launch of the DS seal.
At last intumescent dampers can be tested in conditions appropriate to their intended use, and ventilation system designers can benefit from the versatility of design solutions and cost savings that good intumescent dampers can provide.