Innovations made in Luxembourg Luxembourg is home to numerous companies that develop innovative solutions, products and services. Some examples of such innovations made in Luxembourg are presented here. Connected living spaces in care environments The Luxembourg-based Research and Innovation Centre of Tarkett, the world's leading manufacturer of innovative and sustainable flooring solutions, has created an innovative service for the protection and assistance of patients, the elderly and their carers. FloorinMotion Care is an integrated solution that links sensors located in the floor to a data capture, monitoring and alert system that can be accessed 24/7 via computer, tablet or smartphone. Sustainable high performance The new Goodyear FUELMAX S truck tyre is produced using IntelliMax Groove Technology, an intelligent performance optimisation technique developed at the Goodyear Innovation Center in Luxembourg. The tyres, which are manufactured in Luxembourg, will contribute to lower operational costs for fleets and a reduction in the environmental impact of the road transport industry. Advanced sensors increase efficiency Most European households use at least one Luxembourg-produced ELTH product in their car or in a domestic appliance. In fact, with over 300,000 finished products leaving its Steinsel factory every day, the company supplies 90% of Europe’s car makers and nearly 100% of its household appliance manufacturers. A space-age floor for trains An innovative solution from EURO-COMPOSITES® brings train floors into the space age. Based in Luxembourg, the company offers intermediate floors for double deck coaches operated by railway companies around the world as well as by the Grand Duchy’s national rail group, CFL. This type of flooring is a bonded solution either in aluminium or in steel skins with a honeycomb core, depending on the requirements of the customer. Putting the ball in ballpoint pens If you write with a ballpoint pen, there is a very good chance that the ball at its tip was made in Luxembourg, where hard materials manufacturer Ceratizit turns out 12 billion such balls every year. This represents 40 to 45 % of the global production. Burj Khalifa Tower: Luxembourg’s contribution to the world's tallest tower Guardian Luxguard S.A., based in Bascharage in Luxembourg, was chosen to provide approximately 600,000m2 of low-emissivity glass for the construction of the 206-storey Burj Khalifa Tower. Located in the United Arab Emirates, the tower reaches a height of 828m. Guardian Luxguard S.A. was selected for its unrivalled ability to produce the advanced architectural glass required for this ambitious project. Satellite pioneers from Luxembourg SES S.A., created in Luxembourg in 1985, is one of the world’s leading providers of satellite communications and broadcasting services. SES operates a fleet of more than 40 satellites that reaches 99% of the world’s population and transmits vital services to keep billions of people connected around the globe. First zero-emission polar station stands on foundations "Made in Luxembourg" The Luxembourg company Prefalux S.A. played an important role in building the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica station, the first and only polar base operating entirely on renewable energies. Prefalux S.A. was responsible for developing, producing and mounting the structure's wooden frame as well as for the coverings for the façade and roof. One World Trade Center based on giant steel sections produced in Luxembourg ArcelorMittal's steel plant in Differdange, Luxembourg, is the only mill worldwide capable of producing the high-strength, recycled giant steel beams for the columns of New York’s One World Trade Center, formerly called the Freedom Tower. The 9m to 17m long steel beams were shipped to the United States to reinforce the new 541m structure of one of the world’s most iconic buildings.