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Filled clay blocks - an unstoppable trend!

The brick and tile industry sets a good example and provides architects and clients with a high-tech product that satisfies already now the building standards of tomorrow and offers high energy savings - the clay block filled with mineral wool inserts referred to as thermo block. 

Since last summer, Wienerberger has been producing this block also in Austria in a plant implemented by KELLER ICS. The long-established company based in Ibbenbüren-Laggenbeck is proud to have delivered and successfully commissioned, in close cooperation with Wienerberger, the first mineral wool filling plant for clay blocks in the Alpine Republic at the Upper Austrian Haiding site. KELLER ICS representative for Western and Southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Dipl.-Ing. MBA Alexander Strauß, reports: "I especially wish to underscore the excellent cooperation between both project teams. We worked together with dedication and full commitment. The result is impressive - the plant was completed in a record time of only 8 weeks." 

The decisive factor for the decision to award KELLER ICS with the project was the unmatched flexibility the filling plant design offers. For example, the water-jet cutting technology employed together with the patented KELLER ICS filling system can handle almost all panel-type insulating materials. 

In addition to its high flexibility, the KELLER ICS plant is perfectly suitable to fill also unstable insulation boards with low material thickness into nearly all types of die geometries. This means for Wienerberger that they can react to all needs of a volatile market within the shortest time possible - a decisive advantage no other plant design can offer. 

New developments will no doubt change the still very young thermo block product group significantly in the years to come. The trend to build with filled clay blocks, however, is unstoppable. Even if the end of this journey is not yet foreseeable: with a KELLER ICS filling plant our customers are already now well positioned to get there in the best way possible.


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