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Cement: Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad     

‘Greener’ construction

To promote sustainable construction, Lafarge Malayan Cement (LMC) devotes more than half of its research and development (R&D) investments towards coming up with sustainable products and construction methods, and shares its knowledge by engaging in constant dialogue with architects, engineers and project owners.

In 2006, the company launched Mascrete Pro, which is produced by the controlled addition of good quality pulverised fuel ash (PFA). With PFA interground at its plants, the product reacts by filling the voids within the hardening concrete, contributing to enhanced strength and reduced permeability. Mascrete Pro offers contractors the potential to use a highly workable concrete which is more cohesive, less prone to segregation and reduces bleeding. It has also been proven to improve the quality of the surface finish and enable better compaction.

Furthering its commitment to provide products that are durable, LMC also introduced Mascrete LH. The trade name of a specially manufactured Portland PFA cement, Mascrete LH is produced by intergrinding, ensuring homogeneity and consistency in the quality of the product. It is effective in lowering peak and differential temperature of big concrete structures thus minimising risks of micro-thermal cracking that may cause corrosion in embedded steel reinforcements. The product possesses better long-term concrete strength and durability, and has higher resistance to chloride and sulphate attack in marine situations. For its sustainable approach, Mascrete LH was awarded the Green Label certification and the Green Building Product certification by the Singapore Environment Council and the Singapore Green Building Council respectively. LMC is the first cement company in Malaysia to possess these double certifications.

The company’s solutions have been used in various landmarks in Malaysia including the Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Putrajaya, Kuala Lumpur Tower, Malaysia-Singapore Second Link, Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel (SMART), Jimah Power Station, and the widening of the Penang Bridge.

A world leader in building materials

Lafarge holds top-ranking positions in each of its business lines: cement, concrete and aggregates, and gypsum. With a diversified and balanced geographic portfolio and 76,000 employees in 78 countries, Lafarge is at the heart of global growth supporting developing economies and responding to the tremendous need for housing and infrastructure in emerging countries. Products launched by the company include Sensium, technological cements; Thermedia 0.6 B, a new generation of insulating concretes; Agilia, the first self-placing, self-levelling concrete; Ductal, an ultra-high performance fibre-reinforced concrete; Artevia, a range of aesthetic concretes; Extensia, concrete that minimises cracks; and Chronolia, a high performance concrete that can help to boost efficiency and productivity at construction sites.

Lafarge Malayan Cement (LMC), a subsidiary of Lafarge, is the parent of a group of companies in Malaysia and Singapore, whose core businesses are in the manufacturing and sale of cement, ready-mixed concrete and other related building materials. It is the largest cement manufacturer in the Malaysian market, with an annual installed production capacity of 12.95 million tonnes cement. LMC has three cement integrated plants and one grinding plant, all ideally located to serve the whole of Malaysia and the regional export market.

Lafarge Malayan Cement Berhad
Level 12, Bangunan TH Uptown 3, No. 3 Jalan SS 21/39
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
T 603-7723 8200
F 603-7722 4100



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