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Holcim Romania develops new range of specialist concretes

World Cement,

Holcim Romania is launching a new range of concretes specially designed for the most innovative construction projects.

The new EX3 range comprises concretes that have been designed to meet future challenges in construction, whether it be skyscrapers that are hundreds of meters high requiring high-strength concretes, or heavy concretes acting as an anti-radiation shield, concretes specially designed to drain rainwater or even decorative concretes. The EX3 range is divided into three categories:

  • EX3 Performance – special high-performance concretes (self-compacting, high-strength, pervious self-draining concrete, etc).
  • EX3 Esthetics – special decorative concretes (imprinted, coloured, concrete with exposed aggregates, polished concrete).
  • EX3 Concept – special concretes customised for specific needs.

“With the new special concrete range, Holcim is addressing the market needs, whilst preparing to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Architects and designers are developing more and more unconventional buildings and we are here to provide the products and solutions they need. The EX3 concrete range is our vision of the future of construction. With the EX3 concrete range, we know what the future is built from,” said François Pétry, General Director, Holcim Romania.

By launching the new special concrete range EX3, Holcim Romania is providing top-notch solutions for the construction market, targeting architects and developers of modern buildings, as well as those who wish to carry out a special construction, requiring a new technical solution or to integrate a certain level of sustainability.

“We have developed the special concrete range EX3 as we are permanently striving to overpass our own limits and provide our customers with the most performing and most efficient solutions that can meet the challenges of the projects in which we are involved. Therefore, the new range meets three major requirements: performance, esthetics and customisation,” declared Anca Alexandru, RMX and Aggregates Director, Holcim Romania.

The new range of concretes was developed by Holcim’s Technical Center. Holcim Romania specialists are conducting research and development activities, which are instrumental to the development and optimisation of the company’s service and product portfolio.

Holcim Romania is also launching a self-compacting concrete, the first product developed in the new range, under the EX3 Performance series. This self-compacting concrete has already been used in various projects.

“The self-compacting concrete is the result of hard work and extensive testing. We have developed this concrete with superior workability, flowing and ensuring complete filling of the formworks, compacting under its own weight, thus obtaining a resistant and durable concrete. At the same time, due to the easy and fast placement characterising this type of concrete, our customers also benefit from reduced overall project costs,” declared Elena Lipan, Manager of Holcim Romania Technical Center.

The concrete division of Holcim has been present in Romania for 13 years, with 14 environmentally friendly ready-mixed concrete plants. Over the past 13 years, the division has delivered over 5 million m3 of ready-mixed concrete for more than 22 000 projects in the following areas: infrastructure, residential projects, office buildings, shopping centres, civil engineering, including Sky Tower Bucharest, Bucharest metro line 5, rehabilitation of the Bucharest Mayoralty building, Floreasca Business Centre, Floreasca Park, highway sections, national, county and local roads.

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