Dennert Poraver GmbH takes over Canadian assets
The world’s leading producer of expanded glass granulate, Dennert Poraver GmbH from Schlüsselfeld in Bavaria, took over the assets of Poraver North America in Canada on 14 February 2011. The Canadian company, situated in Innisfil near Toronto, is teaming up with a strong and experienced partner to position itself sustainably and successfully on the North American market.
"As the global economy slowly comes out of recession, I am confident that construction product manufacturers will once again focus upon innovation and
environmental issues, enabling us to repeat the success that we have had in Europe," said Peter Plows, CEO of the newly founded Poraver North America Inc.
The combination of both production sites thus opens up new growth opportunities for Poraver, especially in Canada, the USA and Mexico. Furthermore, the transfer of technology enables optimisation of development activities and application technology, as well as guaranteeing global delivery capacities.
"Dennert Poraver GmbH and Poraver North America Inc. complement each other perfectly. Thanks to this takeover, we are expanding our application know-how for Poraver overall and enhancing the strong position of our company on the market through increased production capacity and high investment potential."
Hans Veit Dennert, inventor of Poraver and owner of the company, explained. Poraver is the prize-winning eco-friendly lightweight aggregate made of 100% recycled glass. It is manufactured according to a special procedure developed by Dennert. Round particles, free of crushed beads, with microscopic diameters of between 0.04 and max. 16 mm are used. Poraver is light, yet very strong and has excellent heat-insulating and sound-absorbing properties and is also alkali-resistant.
Furthermore, Poraver is non-flammable and does not provide a breeding ground for bacteria. These numerous quality characteristics make Poraver a tried-and-tested lightweight aggregate for use in products in virtually all building and construction chemical industries. From plasters, mortars, tile adhesives, stoppers, paints and cement blocks as well as wall systems to facing board profiles, façade and soundproofing panels, textured wallpaper and décor products: the use of Poraver has a positive effect on material and processing characteristics, product quality and durability.