Press release : Demolition & Recycling Village

SNED will kick off the Demolition & Recycling Village program with a talk on the future of demolition professions

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Demolition & Recycling Village: talks and workshops


In association with


At the trade show INTERMAT Paris (23 - 28 April)

Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre



The demolition sector, with turnover in excess of €1 billion and representing more than 1,000 contractors in France, is, like all construction specialities, undergoing deep transformation. At all stages of the building cycle, contractors must adapt in order to respond to - or anticipate - new environmental standards, innovate to work increasingly in urban settings, train their staff in new skill areas and working methods, etc. To address all these subjects, INTERMAT Paris has organised the Demolition & Recycling Village in association with the French National Demolition Contractors Association (SNED).


Located at the heart of the “Earthmoving & Demolition” sector, the Demolition & RecyclingVillage highlights four main themes: recycling, wastemanagement, safety and dust suppression.


Several talks and round tables with SNED

SNED will kick off the Demolition & Recycling Village program with a talk on the future of demolition professions (Monday 23 April at 2 pm). Following these discussions, an Innovation Award will be presented to one of the partners of SNED and SRBTP (Monday 23 April at 3.30pm).


The area will then host five other round tables:

- Issues and outlook for technical development in the field of compact electric machines (24 April at 10am);

- Waste from building and public works (24 April at 3pm);

- Issues and outlook for technical development in the field of high-reach excavators (26 April at 10am);

- Dust: presentation of INRS guide on demolition dust, and discussion around tools and best practices to be adopted (26 April at 3pm);

- Concrete cutting and drilling: safety in the cutting/drilling field: issues, technical progress and training (27 April at 11am).


Live demonstrations

Dust suppression by Arden Equipment

Established in the North East of France, ARDEN EQUIPMENT is the only French manufacturer specialising in hydraulic accessories for public works machines. The company has extended its attachment offering to the demolition and recycling sectors, earthmoving skips, grapples and special hydraulic equipment. At INTERMAT it will present its Arden Jet technology, the first factory mounted high water pressure sprayer for demolition accessories designed to eliminate dust on demolition sites.


Forest clearing and wood capitalisation by BEMA

For the past 10 years, BEMA has offered forest clearing and wood capitalisation solutions prior to earthmoving works. The company carries out preliminary earthmoving works in the west of France: mechanical or hazardous tree felling, stump treatment, recovery, compensatory afforestation. In the Demolition and Recycling Village it will present the following talks:

- Presentation of mechanised tree felling techniques for 100% safe operations (23 April at 11.30am)

- How to draw local value from trees to be felled (25 April at 11.30am)

- Innovation 2018 – GreenWEST scheme – Compensatory afforestation (27 April at 10am)


Soil recycling and treatment by Colomat

Headquartered between Lyon and Saint-Etienne, COLOMAT is a French manufacturer of machines for soil recycling and treatment. Founded in 2005, it has patented mobile machines. Several models exist in its range: machines on Ampliroll cradles, or machines on semitrailers or hydraulic stabilisers.


Note: CERIB will organise a round table dedicated to “Demonstration buildings & Concretes made from recycled aggregates” on Wednesday 25 April (from 10.00 to 11.30 am).



* French National Association of Demolition Contractors (SNED)



About the organisers


S.E. INTERMAT brings together the trade organisations of equipment manufacturers and importers:

CISMA, the French association of equipment manufacturers for construction, infrastructure, steel and handling equipment industries;

SEIMAT, the French association of international civil engineering, mining, construction and hoisting equipment industries;


and COMEXPOSIUM, a European leader in event organisation.


The COMEXPOSIUM Group, one of the world leaders in event organisation, is involved in more than 170 consumer and trade events, covering 11 different sectors of activity such as food, agriculture, fashion, homeland security, construction, high-tech, optics and transport. COMEXPOSIUM hosts 45,000 exhibitors and more than 3 million visitors in 26 countries around the world.

COMEXPOSIUM is developing worldwide through its activities in around thirty countries: Algeria, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. Comexposium is positioned as a creator of exchange and meetings between individuals and business.

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