Creating and Developing Solutions
With our large Value Added Products (VAPs) portfolio, we provide a full range of high performance concrete products to meet our customers' needs and requests, such as:
- High & Ultra Performing Concrete Products: 40 Mpa up to 60 Mpa
- Early Strength 24, 48, 72 hours: 20 Mpa and above
- Screed (max 12mm): 5 Mpa and above
- Micro Crete (max 5mm): Range from 15 to 40 Mpa
- Low Permeability Water Tight: 25 Mpa and above
- Flow Concrete: 10Mpa and above
- High Density: Range from 20 to 40 Mpa
- Light Weight/Low Density:
- Non Structural: 20 Mpa and below.
- Foam: 1- 4 Mpa
- Shotcrete: 25-40 Mpa
- Injection Grout:15 Mpa and below
- Injection Mortar: 30 Mpa and below
- Light Weight, Thermal Insulation: 45 Mpa and below
- Artevia® (decorative concrete)
- Printed: 25-40 Mpa
- Exposed: 25-40 Mpa
- Sand: 25 Mpa and below
- BC Tranche
- Standard (manual Excavation): 0.7 Mpa and below
- Standard (Mechanical excavation): Range from 0.7 to 2.0 Mpa
- Fine (3mm max): Up to 3 Mpa
- Stabilised Mortar
- MorPlast (plastering mortar)
- MorBricks (mortar for brick and blocks laying)
- Pervious: 25 Mpa and below
- Fibre (Steel Fibre, Polypropylene): all strengths
Innovation at the Group
A Step Ahead
We have established a systematic approach of listening to our customers and intensifying our efforts to create new solutions and services to meet the demands of greater mechanical, functional and aesthetic performance in buildings and civil work.
Over 1,000 people worldwide work for Lafarge in Research and Development with the sole aim of inventing to build better in the future, by proposing new solutions which generate value for the entire building profession and reduce environmental impact.
Current research into concrete is focusing on the development of a new range of concrete products to better meet customer challenges in terms of cracking, setting and hardening, site productivity, robustness, resistance, durability and esthetic appearance.
Lafarge Center for Research (LCR):
1ton of Concrete produces 80kg of CO2 on average
Sustainable construction considers the life cycle of the building from the extraction of raw material (Cement, Aggregate and Water) used in Concrete through to its demolition.
It aims therefore to reduce the CO2 impact on each of its phases.
To date, 83% of the CO2 are delivered by the building during its use.
Lafarge is working with industry partners and research centers to limit its environmental footprint.
After four years of research, thermedia 0.6db, launched in 2009 by the Group, answers one of the problems related to energy loss and thermal bridges. It is the first product of its type.