Lorient celebrates its 40th anniversary

Devon-based company Lorient celebrated its 40th anniversary on August 1, 2019. Lorient is a designer and manufacturer of high-performance sealing systems for acoustic, smoke, fire and energy containment.

Founded in 1979, Lorient was responsible for introducing intumescent technology for fire doors to the UK; and the first combined fire and smoke seal was created in a small industrial unit in Surrey. Intumescent seals are a vital part of a fire door assembly, helping to defend buildings against the spread of fire. Smoke seals restrict smoke movement around a building – giving people time to escape, and reducing property damage.

Lorient’s flagship acoustic, smoke and fire seal products now sit within a comprehensive range including fire-resistant glazing systems for doors, screens and partitions; fire and smoke-resistant damper/air transfer grilles for doors, walls and ducts; and a range of fire-resistant door hardware.