ACC introduces self-compacting concrete M 100
ACC Concrete Limited has introduced an innovative concrete solution, M–100 grade, which is specially designed for the construction of high intensity towers in India. The specialized concrete solution is a one stop shop offered by ACC Concrete for high strength and performance of vertical Hi towers in the country.
Insufficient availability of land is leading to subsequent scaling land prices in mega cities like Mumbai. To build up tall and high intensity concrete skyscrapers–availability of right specialised Ready Mix Concrete (RMX) solutions is the most critical thing for builders in India.
Witnessing an upcoming trend of vertical high towers in India, ACC Concrete organized a live demonstration seminar of pumping special Hi Tower Concrete at ACC Thane complex near Mumbai. The demo-seminar showcased the process of pumping the special grade of concrete and the display of self compacting and temperature controlled & ‘M–100 grade of concrete’ over 300 metres. ACC customers and major builders across the city attended the seminar and discussed the potential of using specialized concrete solutions for the upcoming high rises in the city, the company said.
Hans Fuchs, managing director, ACC Concrete Limited said, “ACC’s expertise in RMX is backed by 100 years of global expertise from Holcim and 75 years of indigenous experience of ACC in India. Today, vertical growth is seen as the only solution to meet the growing demand for space in metros in India. In Mumbai alone 128 towers with height more than 300 feet are planned to come up in next 3-4 years while 75 towers of height more than 300 feet already exist. Concrete Pumping to such heights requires special mix of desired RMX grades in which ACC concrete specializes.”
The company said this concrete attains a high compressive strength of 100 MPa (1 MPa equivalent to 1 Newton force/ mm2) after 28 days. With the introduction of M-100 grade, ACC Concrete has become the only ready mix concrete company in India to offer specialized solutions for high intensity towers in the country. “This was for the first time in India that M100 RMX was pumped over length of 300m and for the first time in world that M100 was manufactured without natural sand but using only manufactured fine aggregates,” it added.
ACC Concrete is one of the largest manufacturers of Ready Mix Concrete in India with over 51 modern plants in major cities such as Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Goa, Chandigarh and Ahmedabad.