Porofoam, a new range of lightweight foamed concretes which offer a range of densities has been launched by Cemex UK.
The new concrete can be produced premixed with a density of as little as 300kg/m3, with other readymix producers in the market producing the lowest density of 800kg per m3.
The new range is specifically designed for void fill, stabilisation and other light weight applications and can be designed with a density from 300 to over 1800kg per m3 and compressive strengths up to 15N/mm2.
One of the first contracts, on behalf of Getjar Ltd, involved the supply of Porofoam 1500 to a site in central London with very limited access. The high consistence, free flowing properties of Porofoam made for easy placement with no compaction required.
Two other Porofoam contracts have taken place, one in Hereford on behalf of Peter Duffy Ltd involving Porofoam 1000 where the product ‘exceeded the customers expectations’ and one in Ashton-under-Lyne in a tunnel infill.
The official launch of Porofoam is taking place today at the UK Construction Week Stand C3/535 at the NEC, Birmingham
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/24102016/cemexs-new-porofoam-range/