How is Loncrete Produced?
LONCRETE is obtained by pore-forming of the mixture prepared with finely crushed sand, water, cement and burned lime with the addition of aluminum powder along with some other specific additives and being cured with steam under pressure. The production process has been specifically customized and designed so that the final product would be compatible with Canadian weather and environment circumstances.
The chemical reaction between a customized amount of aluminum paste and alkaline elements in the cement provides LONCRTETE with lightness, distinct spongy structure, and insulation properties while holding required strength and integrity which are different from other lightweight concrete materials.
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- A new product introduced to the Canadian construction industry
- A new formulation makes the product compatible with Canadian weather and environment.
- Significant environmental advantages over conventional building materials, such as insulation, longevity, and structural demands in one material.
- About 50% reduction in energy consumption for producing of LONCRETE than what it takes to produce other building material
- Reduces at least 30% of environmental waste than traditional concrete
- A decrease of about 30% – 50% of greenhouse gas emissions can be achieved by using LONCRETE in comparison with other building materials.
- No pollutants or hazardous wastes are generated in the process
- High UL fire ratings
- No toxins or gases emitted when exposed to fire
- A low-cost capital option through fast-track construction and fewer finish materials
- No furring, insulation or drywall needed
- Easy to install
- Low maintenance costs
- High thermal performance without insulation
- Low life cycle energy costs
- Low heat transfer rate
- Superior to conventional wood and concrete masonry construction
- A LONCRETE block weighs approximately 50% of a standard CMU block
- A LONCRETE panel weighs approximately 30% of standard cast-in-place concrete
- Reduces crane size and costs
- Good indoor air quality due to use of non-allergenic material
- Durable against hurricane-force winds
- Unlimited workability
- Can be sawed, drilled, nailed and milled
- Field adjustments can be made easily
- Block products are available with or without handholds
- Pest Resistant
- No voids for insects and pests to make their homes
- Very low transmission of sound generated from internal sources such as machinery or equipment
- Excellent noise reduction coefficient and great sound absorption
- Offers more privacy for occupants
- Especially helpful in noise control for buildings such as schools, hospitals, hotels, multifamily housing, and offices Environmentally Friendly
Canada’s construction industry contributes close to eight percent of Canada’s GDP which equals CA$141.2b in 2019 (as per Statista 2020). The construction sector is the one that has always been an important driver of the overall Canadian economy and also serves as an accurate indicator of how strong or weak the national economy is at any given time. Canada is widely recognized as one of the world’s largest markets for commercial, residential and infrastructure development.