Natural Lava
Mallet SAS


21st Aug 2014 - We are exhibiting at the Surface Design Show 10-12th Feb 2015 at the Design Centre in Islington London - Follow this link

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Environmental Message from Pyrolave

Volvic Lava is considered extremely rare because the lava flows are located with the National Park of the Auvergne Volcanos with the extraction sites upon the flow being very small. The lava in the Nugere crater is unique across the world & being of such quality & size that it permits enamelling & firing. All aspects of extraction are carefully monitored by Pyrolave as well as the French administrative departments.

Environmental limitations are strigently followed; - each extraction area is subjected to an "administrative authorisation for extraction within a classified zone" following a 2 year study of the zone. Respecting the rules of extraction is rigorously enforced. Environmental controls & inspections are frequent. Studies that record the impact upon the environment are carried out & restoration of the sites after extraction is compulsory.

The authorisation file includes the analysis & control of direct & indirect, temporary & permanent effects upon the environment & specifically a landscape study, a study on noise, dust & vibrations, hydro-geologic & hydrologic studies. The "developer" must prove that there is no risk of pollution due to hydrocarbon, organic or mineral waste. These documents are not considered confidential & can be viewed upon request.

The annual extraction for a company like Pyrolave or Mallet is the equivalent to an area 50mtrs x 10mtrs high. We can guarantee a yearly yield of 10-20,000 m2 continually over a 20 year period in strict respect of the environmental rules. The lava "quarries" are situated over the flow zone of Volvic mineral waters owned by Danone (1st European food industry group) who are equally stringent about the environmental risks.

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 2012 Technical Data Sheet


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