Tokyo Cement, the manufacturers of TOKYO SUPERLIGHT, Sri Lanka’s 1st Cellular Lightweight Concrete block, inaugurated their state-of-the-art production plant with expanded capacity in Elpitiya recently.
The factory was opened by the Chairman of Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC, Dr. Harsha Cabral, in the presence of Managing Director S.R. Gnanam and other distinguished guests representing Tokyo Cement Group.
Setting up a factory in Elpitiya, Tokyo Cement was the first to introduce Cellular Lightweight Concrete technology to Sri Lanka, at a time when it was rapidly gaining popularity in the world as the most efficient method to build. With the backing of Tokyo Cement Group’s trusted reputation and exceptional service, TOKYO SUPERLIGHT market share experienced a promising increase within a short span of time. With the rise of modern construction projectsadoptingglobal technologies and trends, the company decided to invest further on this innovative technology by expanding production capacity to 100m3 per day.
Managing Director of Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC S.R. Gnanam, speaking at the event said, “2017 marks a landmark year for Tokyo Cement Group,adorned with many feats that reestablish ourleadership position in the market. We have always been pioneers in our field with many of Sri Lanka’s Firsts under our belt.”
“When we introduced the TOKYO SUPERLIGHT Cellular Lightweight Concrete block, the industry needed a bit of convincing about its versatility. But today it is the structurally and economically proven choice that can successfully meet all types of construction needs.We are confident about the capabilities of TOKYO SUPERLIGHT block as the most innovative, efficient and environmentally conscious choice,to deliver great value to building projectsboth commercial or residential.”
What makes TOKYO SUPERLIGHT unique is itschemical compositionthattraps millions of micro air bubbles,makingit much lighter yet stronger,unlike traditional cement blocks that use coarse aggregates.Despite being 3 times lighter than conventional blocks the TOKYO SUPERLIGHT block records twice the compressive strength. It is the only concrete block with inter-locking capabilityto help reduce mortar usage.
The eco-friendly, sustainable production process adopted at the Elpitiya plant gives TOKYO SUPERLIGHTa carbon footprint of just 1/10 of the traditional clay brick and 1/7 of the cement block,making itthe greener choice in construction. In addition, TOKYO SUPERLIGHT blocks provide superior thermal and acoustic insulationwhile being more fire resistant, making it 30% more energy efficient compared to other building materials.
TOKYO SUPERLIGHTCellular Lightweight Concrete (CLC) block comes to the market from Tokyo Cement Group.Tokyo Cement Group has earned its reputation as the most trusted supplier of high quality cement and concrete used in infrastructure projects that have stood the test of time.
Sources : dailynews