Innovation & Sustainability


Creating and Developing Solutions


With our large Value Added Products (VAPs) portfolio, we provide a full range of high performance concrete products to meet our customers' needs and requests, such as:    

  • High & Ultra Performing Concrete Products
  • Early Strength Concrete
  • Screed
  • Micro Screed
  • Low Permeability Water Tight concrete
  • Flow Concrete
  • High Density
  • Structural Light Weight
  • Foam Concrete, Thermal Insulation
  • Shotcrete
  • Injection Grout
  • Injection Mortar
  • Artevia® (decorative concrete)

-  Printed

-  Exposed

-  Sand

  • BC Tranche
  • Stabilized Mortar

-  MorPlast (plastering mortar)

-  MorBricks (mortar for brick and blocks laying)

  • Pervious Concrete
  • Fibre Concrete

- Steel Fibre


- Polypropylene

Innovation at the Group

A Step Ahead


We have established a systematic approach of listening to our customers and intensifying our efforts to create new solutions and services to meet the demands of greater mechanical, functional and aesthetic performance in buildings and civil work.

Over 1,000 people worldwide work for Lafarge in Research and Development with the sole aim of inventing to build better in the future, by proposing new solutions which generate value for the entire building profession and reduce environmental impact.

Current research into concrete is focusing on the development of a new range of concrete products to better meet customer challenges in terms of cracking, setting and hardening, site productivity, robustness, resistance, durability and esthetic appearance.

Lafarge Center for Research (LCR):

  • The largest building materials laboratory in the world (Isle d'Abeau, Lyon - France).
  • An international (R&D) Research & Developing team.
  • State of art equipment.
  • Partnerships with the most prestigious universities & research institutes in Europe, USA and Asia.


Flow Concrete Testing

Building Responsibility

1ton of Concrete produces 80kg of CO2 on average

Building Responsibility

Sustainable construction considers the life cycle of the building from the extraction of raw material (Cement, Aggregate and Water) used in Concrete through to its demolition.

It aims therefore to reduce the CO2 impact on each of its phases.

To date, 83% of the CO2 are delivered by the building during its use.

Lafarge is working with industry partners and research centers to limit its environmental footprint.

After four years of research, thermedia 0.6db, launched in 2009 by the Group, answers one of the problems related to energy loss and thermal bridges. It is the first product of its type.