Research is central to Lafarge's strategy and the Group invests significantly more than other companies in the sector. The result is more than 1,000 research employees, a research budget of more than 150 million euros and hundreds of patents.
Science & materials
Lafarge's research teams study the microstructure of materials to gain a better understanding of their properties. Teams bring together a wide range of skills, from the technology of powders and rheology to hydration chemistry and mechanics.
Construction projects that use Lafarge's most innovative materials.
R&D at Lafarge focuses on the satisfaction of customer requirements and the development of products which are increasingly environmentally friendly. Research teams play an active role in the Group's overall performance.