A Move Towards Sustainable Future of Construction Materials

A Move Towards Sustainable Future of Construction Materials

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Construction Materials

The construction industry along with infrastructure development is the growth engine of India and has undergone a dramatic change in the last few decades. New materials, automation and sophisticated equipment have increased speed and reduced costs albeit, only till the structural stage. Even after the construction industry’s infrastructure development, at the post structural construction level, materials and processes still remain largely unchanged. Over 50% of construction projects suffer from delays and overspending and more than 30% of the completed projects have quality defects resulting in huge cost and time overruns. This is mainly because of increasing costs and lack of easy availability of materials like sand, bricks, labour and such essential resources. Delays are also due to inconsistency in materials, the inefficiency of labour, talent, training and fatigue.

Perlcon as a group look at these problems as opportunities. Built on the philosophy of making life simpler and better for builders, architects, contractors, masons and customers, Perlcon will cater to the needs of dry mortars for varied applications. With 12 dry mortar formulations that aid quick and better post structural construction, Perlcon aims to revolutionize the way India looks at construction materials.

Their offerings include lightweight plasters, masonry mortars for bricks and blocks, insulation and moisture releasing plasters, decorative plasters, white and colour putties, tile/stone fixing mortars for vertical and horizontal surfaces and tile joint fillers in different colours.

An array of energy efficient Offerings:

Natural or river sand free formulations

All Perlcon products are formulated without the use of natural river sand or stone dust or any form of man-made sand wherein various siliceous minerals are selectively replacing the natural sand. By adopting Perlcon products, the builders are safeguarding the new construction from several negative factors arising out of sand usages, such as shrinkage, severe heating and cooling cycles, efflorescence, etc. In turn, it increases the longevity and serviceability of new structure as collateral benefits. Perlcon premix understands that average service life of contemporary construction has seen substantial decreased on account of inferior sand quality. Adoption of Perlcon products invariably enables its customer to beat this trend.

Self-curing ready mix mortars

All Perlcon products are self-curing including its entire plaster range. The company claims, by opting for Perlcon products, its customers are able to minimise construction water requirement up to 90 per cent during the construction stage. The least usage of water during the construction stage enables Perlcon customers to eliminate salinity from the new construction. This helps substantially in saving of groundwater as most of the construction water demand is met withdrawing underground water. In addition, self-curing mortars also reduce electricity usage at work places that are consumed for drawing, storing and feeding water at the workplace. This cost is substantial in the case of large and scattered project sites and for high rise buildings. Almost dry construction means cleaner construction site, free of muddy, messy and therefore unhygienic work places. Great improvisation of workers safety and health.

Light density construction materials

All Perlcon products are light weight resulting in a much higher coverage compared to other materials resulting in a major reduction in material handling. Perlcon products are having the dry density range from 375 Kg/Cum – 1250 Kg/Cumas against conventional sand-cement mortars having dry density of 1850 Kg/Cum – 1950 Kg/Cum. The lightweight mortars reduce the overall material requirement at the construction site that is lesser transportation and therefore lower fuel usage, pollution and CO2 emission. Similarly, lightweight mortars reduce material handling at site substantially that means lesser utility consumption  in particular electricity consumption at high rise building site.

Energy conservation building materials

A couple of Perlcon products, such as IcyPlast ready mix plasters mortars and BlockBond masonry mortars for AAC/CLC blocks are truly heat insulation mortars with significantly lesser ‘K’ values. They eliminate the formation of ‘Thermal Bridge’ within the walls and prevent heat transfer through walls. One can save air conditioning electricity consumption up to 30 per cent with the use of such innovative, value added building materials. In particularly for India, where day and night temperature fluctuates wildly, usage of such insulation materials in construction would be a blessing for the actual users. Ease of operations, performance enhancer building materials: All Perlcon products are based on proven, time tested European technology. They are easy to adopt, have no complicated application methodology and therefore offer complete ease of operation. No specialist applicators are needed at a given project site and one can easily get work done with local applicators.

Minimum buy, minimum wastage

Perlcon products are well evaluated and calibrated products that help its products to forecast accurate material requirement. The company claims, one is able to procure exact required quantity and saves substantially by getting rid of extra inventory, eventually from wasteful mishandling and surplus materials as well.

Least air polluting construction materials

Since all the Perlcon products are supplied in double pack system, they prevent dusting during transit, storage and handling at the site, as well. Thus, Perlcon products help substantially in reducing air pollution due to losing storage or due to multiple materials handling at work places.

Time and resource saving, quality enhancing construction

Finally, Perlcon offers spray-able grade plaster mortars, which are perfectly compatible with the working requirement of any spray plaster system. This is an ideal solution for many of hurdles being faced by Indian construction industry. Perlcon spray mortars are perfectly meeting industry’s expectations on efficient, consistent, resource saving plastering systems, specifically for high rise structures. Perlcon is the first and only Indian dry mortar manufacturer who offers sprayable grade plaster mortar ready mix namely; SandFree (LD) and IcyPlast (Sp) along with compact Spray Plaster System  Blitz TP 18.

 

For further details:
Perlcon Premix Pvt. Ltd.
No.302, Akshay, Behind Vadilal House, No.53, Shrimali Society Navrangpura, Mithakhali, Ahamedabad – 380 009
Ph: +91 79 26441404, 26441325,
E-mail: info@perlcon.com
Web: www.perlcon.com

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