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Legal Mentions

Access and use of this website are governed by the legal mentions set out below. In accessing the site, users are deemed to accept these legal mentions wholly and unreservedly.

These legal mentions might be modified at any time without notice. We encourage you to check them regularly.


The website is owned by the Lafarge company, a "Société Anonyme" with a capital of 1 145 815 116 euros euros, registered in the Paris Trade and Companies Register under the reference 542 105 572. The registered office of Lafarge is located at 61 rue des Belles Feuilles, 75116 Paris, France.
The content of this website is subject to French law.
Publication Director: Lucy Saint-Antonin, Innovation Communications Manager, Lafarge
Hosting company:
150, rue Gallieni - 92100 Boulogne Billancourt
Nothing on this website should be construed as constituting a proposition of sale or purchase.

Lafarge is bound only by a best-endeavors obligation concerning the information it makes available to visitors to its website While every effort has been made to ensure the reliability of the information contained on this website, Lafarge may not be held liable for any errors, omissions or outcomes that may result from using this information. In particular, hypertext links on our site may lead users to information contained on other servers, over which Lafarge has no control.

The website is normally accessible 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. In case of circumstances outside Lafarge's control, difficulties associated with information systems, difficulties associated with telecommunications networks, other technical issues, or for maintenance - this list is not exhaustive - Lafarge may decide to suspend or interrupt access to all or part of the site.
The website can be modified without prior notice.

Intellectual Property

This website and its content are protected according to the French intellectual property code, particularly with regard to branding, copyrights, drawings and patterns.

All photographs, texts, designs, images and videos (with or without sound) and any other content, are the property of Lafarge or of third parties having granted Lafarge authorization to use them.

Under the French Intellectual Property Code and, more generally, international treaties and agreements containing provisions on the protection of copyright, you are prohibited from reproducing (other than for your private use), selling, distributing, issuing, broadcasting, adapting, modifying, publishing, communicating in full or in part in any form the data, presentation or organization of the site, or the works protected by copyright shown on the website without specific prior written consent.

For more information, contact the webmaster at the following address:


Hyperlinks to the website<> Simple hyperlinks to the
home page of may be set up freely as long as they are not used for commercial or advertising purposes and under the condition that the express notice “On Aether website - Lafarge” (or any other similar or more detailed notice) is clearly pointed out on the link or next to the link.

Lafarge shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever for the content of the source websites.

This authorization is not relevant for websites conveying unlawful, pornographic, xenophobic, subversive, immoral and offensive to human dignity content or any other content which may, to a greater extent, affect the sensitivity of many.

Deep links to any document other then the home page of, notwithstanding the shape and content of these links, are prohibited unless express and prior authorization from Lafarge. It should include in particular, but not exclusively, any document of graphic type, any multimedia or text document.

Any reproduction or any use, even partial, of any element of the website, within a third party website by framing, inlining or any other similar process are strictly prohibited unless exceptional authorization from Lafarge.

The authorization for the setting of above-mentioned hyperlinks should be requested to the following e-mail address:

Such request should mention the URL where the hyperlinks are asked to be set up. The access to the page incorporating the hyperlinks to the website should be free.

Hyperlinks by Lafarge

This website may contain hyperlinks to other Lafarge Websites but also to external websites. Such hyperlinks are provided for your convenience only.

Lafarge shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever for the contents, functionality and conditions of use of websites that users are able to access through these hyperlinks, these hyperlinks being established in cooperation with the concerned websites at a time Lafarge found it fitting, considering the content provided.


The public-private Project Aether consortium brings together Lafarge, the world leader in building materials; BRE, the centre of expertise on building and construction; and the Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials (ICiMB).

BRE is the UK’s leading centre of expertise on building and construction and the prevention and control of fire.

The Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials (ICiMB) is a Polish research unit whose activity is concentrated in the areas of the non-metallic mineral processing industry, particularly associated with the production of ceramic and glass, refractory materials, and mineral building materials, in the field of biological sciences and the environment, and also in the field of engineering.

The website was produced by the Communication and R&D Departments of the Lafarge Group in association with the following partners:

Alma Consulting Group<, for the technical development of the website.
55, Avenue René Cassin - CP 418 - 69338 Lyon cedex 09
Tél : +33 (0)4 72 35 80 30

Comète Communications Agency, for design and graphic guidelines
37 av. Général de Gaulle
69300 Caluire et Cuire
Tél : 04 78 39 56 13

Alma Consulting Group, for maintenance services
55, Avenue René Cassin - CP 418 - 69338 Lyon cedex 09
Tél : +33 (0)4 72 35 80 30

Prosodie, for hosting services
150, rue Gallieni - 92100 Boulogne Billancourt

Personal Data

Lafarge uses the questionnaires found on the website site to collect data regarding visitors to the site. This data allows us to respond to your requests for information.
Personal information collected in this way is restricted to basic contact information (last name, first name, job title, company name and address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers).
You may send e-mails to the addresses shown on the website. Each message will contain your e-mail address and any additional information that you wish to include in the message.

A session cookie is created when you visit the website. Cookies record information about your visit to our site (pages visited, date and time of visit, etc.) on your computer's hard drive. This information can be used during your next visit to the website. You can block these cookies by modifying the security parameters of your browser.
As a visitor to the Aether website, you are bound to respect the provisions of the French law "Informatique, fichiers et libertés" of January 6, 1978, (n°78-17). Anyone violating this law is liable to penal sanctions.