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Jun
14
2016

New technology created in Latvia rated as a TOP 10 innovation in construction

At the Danish accelerator forum Sustainable Build, the new technology created by Latvian company ALINA was rated as one of the top ten sustainable innovations in the construction sector.

At the Danish accelerator forum Sustainable Build, the new technology created by Latvian company ALINA was rated as one of the top ten sustainable innovations in the construction sector.

As the company’s spokespersons inform, the competition evaluated 57 innovative technologies and products, with the ten most prospective selected to participate in the accelerator forum in Copenhagen.

At the forum, these companies received consultations from industry experts and gained new business contacts with the aim of speeding-up the implementation of their innovations in the construction sector.

ALINA is a Latvian company established in 2015, which aims at introducing and commercializing on the global market a new clay processing technology for construction. As a result of the new technology, clay is enriched with organic substances, which gives the material additional qualities and functionality.

The uniqueness of this material is due to its qualities and sustainability. The available testing results show positive tendencies, which, when ALINA clay materials are added to construction materials, substantially enhance their lifetime and durability.

ALINA technology is gaining more popularity around the work as, unlike the toxic chemicals currently being used in many construction materials, it is non-toxic and environmentally friendly, as well as safe for humans.

ALINA founder and CEO Solvita Kostjukova: “Sustainable Build has created an environment where construction industry professionals and innovators are able to come together at a table for a serious dialogue, as well as offers the necessary support for the quicker commercialization of these innovations.

Sustainability, which includes the introduction of environmentally products and technologies in construction, is one of Europe’s priorities at the moment. At the same time, there are still many hurdles and problem situations which need the support and cooperation of the sector.  The aim of Sustainable Build is to define the challenges facing the construction industry and identify innovations in order to change the status quo.” 

ALINA is a company established in Latvia which has created an innovative clay processing and production technology. The company began its operations as a University of Latvia spin-off project by commercializing an innovation created by Latvian scientists.