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ZAG opens the largest fire laboratory in this part of Europe as part of the InnoRenew project

Today, 2 September 2022, ZAG inaugurated a new Fire Laboratory in Logatec, Slovenia. It is the largest and only facility of this kind in this part of Europe, which will provide ZAG with further development and scientific excellence in the field of testing the fire properties of materials and structures, as well as the capacity to test the fire resistance of products from Slovenian and foreign industry.

The official address at the event was done by Dr Igor Papič, Minister of Education, Science and Sport. Dr Andreja Kutnar, InnoRenew CoE director, also attended the event and greeted all the participants.

The construction of the laboratory, with a surface area of almost 3,500 m2, started in spring 2020, with a total investment and equipment purchase of almost €11 million, of which €2 million was contributed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport and €2.8 million of Cohesion funding through the InnoRenew project for the testing equipment. The facility has two large furnaces, an associated water treatment plant and other modern equipment for testing test subjects from the micro level up to 4×8 metres.