Construction Chemicals Industry Newsletters Vol. 1
An Essential in Changing Climate Conditions
Due to the increase in weather conditions and high levels of solar radiation, the roof is the most affected area of the building. Insulation plays a major role in reducing energy consumption by making the buildings more thermally efficient and comfortable, which in turn reduces the demand on energy.
Climate protection and energy conservation are the key social challenges of our time. Industries, scientists, governments and societies are called upon to curb the continuing output of greenhouse gases and make more efficient use of existing resources. In response, a variety of approaches and strategies have been developed to protect the environment and climate in the long term. An important factor is improving the thermal insulation of buildings.
Elastospray provides maximum insulation performance at minimum thickness, durable insulation, joint-less insulation free of thermal bridges, easy insulation of complex geometries, adherence to almost any substrate and prolonging the life of buildings. It is also airtight, simple and quick to apply.
The versatile options for using Elastospray range from insulating new residential homes to thermal renovation of existing commercial premises. Elastospray can be used for interior as well as exterior applications such as insulation of walls, floors, soffits and ceilings. Thanks to its closed-cell structure, Elastospray offers an excellent insulation value, airtightness and water-resistance. Thus providing a seal against the effects of weathering and temperature. The applied foam is durable, contributes to improve the construction and prolong the life of buildings.
Residents of buildings insulated with Elastospray benefit from an improved indoor environment and comfort. In addition, the seamless insulation with Elastospray prevents energy loss and leaks.
The sensitivity towards energy-conserving building practices is growing stronger day by day. So, why not go the energy efficient way and save some long term payment through Elastospray.
Project Manager - VEEPEE Group
Q. Please tell us about your organization?
Ans. VEEPEE Industries is a pioneer manufacturer of flexible packaging materials and corrugated paper products in Nigeria.
Q. What Cormart products are you using, and what have you come to love about them?
Ans. We currently use Elastospray and Polyurethane screed. They are quality products. We have been impressed with the product performance.
Q. Since you partnered with Cormart, what has been your impression so far?
Ans. Our relationship has been mutual, although there have been few challenges. Above all, it has been quite productive over the years.
Q. Climate change is affecting operating procedures in manufacturing plants. In the search for solutions, you chose Elastospray. Why?
Ans. We understand the problems associated with climate change and its effects. We use giant machines for production, and that generates a lot of heat. So, there’s the internal heat which we can control, but the biggest problem is the external heat coming from our roofs. We decided to use Elastospray as an insulation agent, to help in reducing the heat level.
Q. What level of business relationship between your company and Cormart do you hope to see in the nearest future?
Ans. The business relationship is good, quite excellent to be precise. What we hope to see in the future is a very strong business partnership where we benefit immensely from more value added services.
Q. Are there other areas of business you hope to explore with Cormart?
Ans. We are always searching for new ways or new products that can enhance our business. The future isn’t that far ahead. We will see what new products are being produced that is suitable for our business operations.
Product Spotlight: CreteHard
A High Performance PVA (Polyvinyl Acetate)
CreteHard is a multi-useful premium PVA resin emulsion. It is quick drying with excellent adhesion to porous surfaces whilst providing high sealing and bonding properties.
It is used for concrete joint fillers, plaster bonding agent, bonding of old and new concrete together, rendering, patching and surface priming, dust proofing, sealing for concrete floors and heavy duty casting.
- Multi-purpose adhesive.
- Bonding agent.
- An admixture in cement mortar, granolithic screeds.
Sealing, primer before self-leveling compounds .
- Numerous uses in construction.
- Economical, easy to apply.
- Chloride free.
- Nontoxic, eco-friendly.
- Dust proof, sealer.
- Outstanding adhesive properties.
- Improves both physical &mechanical properties for cement mortar.
- Decrease permeability for cement mortar.
Technical Advice & Tips
Construction Technological Tips
After a turbulent year of adjusting forecasts and changing expectations, rising construction costs and labor shortages persist, challenging the industry to innovate competitive new ideas.
The construction industry is categorized as very traditional and resistant to change, but many emerging technologies have promising applications in building projects
Mobile technology – Apps are becoming more of the norm in construction. The increased portability of tablets and smartphones allows for greater communication and ability to work from anywhere. .
Drones – Drones are the most widely used emerging construction technology. They can conduct site surveys more quickly and accurately than a crew on the ground and are cheaper than aerial imaging. Another benefit of using drones is the ability to inspect hard to reach places such as bridges or around tall buildings, and to do it safely
BIM (Building Information Modelling) – BIM allows users to generate computer renderings of buildings and utilities. The ease of managing these models and sharing data can enable superior prefabrication of parts, leading to on-time and accurate completion.
Virtual Reality and Wearables – Virtual reality technology is often used in conjunction with BIM to help understand complex projects. This helps to give a more realistic idea of what the project will look like once completed.
3D Printing – 3D printing as a construction technology has the potential to change material sourcing. For prefabrication, materials for a project can be printed right on site, reducing waste and further saving on transportation and storage costs.
Artificial Intelligence – In developed countries, there is an implementation of artificial intelligence with the use of robotics for tasks like bricklaying and autonomous equipment that can operate and complete tasks without the need for human interaction.
AI can benefit construction projects through increased safety, improving workflows, and getting jobs done faster and better.