Cellular Lightweight Concrete (CLC) is conventional concrete where natural
aggregate (gravel) is exchanged for the best insulation medium available, namely air, embedded
in an organic and
bio-degradable foam that solely serves as wrapping material for the air.
The enzyme based foaming agent is derived from a highly active plant-based organic protein and
not contain any chemicals, chemical-induced substances, additives, or synthesized
Batches of cellular lightweight concrete are manufactured by combining key elements in an
concrete mixer. The strength and dry density of the batch depend on the overall physical
and air pocket content, and can be adjusted based on the proportions of the key ingredients
in the mix.
Cellular Lightweight Concrete (CLC) is one of the most versatile concretes due to its various
advantages and wide usage.
Cellular lightweight concrete (CLC), because of its special and versatile properties and
application, is currently widely produced and used for building projects around the world. It’s
easy to handle characteristics, superior insulation properties, and fire-resistant features,
make it one of the most endorsed construction material by builders and architects around the
globe. Additionally, it has special importance in the light of growing awareness related to
environmental regulations and subsidies.
In recent years CLC has been used extensively in highways, commercial buildings, disaster rehabilitation buildings, schools, apartments and housing developments in countries such as Germany, USA, Russia, Brazil, Norway, Denmark, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Kuwait, Nigeria, Botswana, Mexico, Indonesia, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Iraq and Egypt.
The use of lightweight concrete in the United Sates dates back to the 1900s. The Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis was an early example of lightweight concrete construction in the 1900s. In the early 2000s, lightweight concrete has been used regularly in multistory buildings and other large structures. Some of the more notable structures are the Bank of America Corporate Center, Charlotte; the Watergate Apartments, Washington D.C.; and the Lake Point Towers, Chicago.
Bank of America Corporate Center, Charlotte
Comcast Center, Philadelphia
Lake Point Tower, Chicago
Hackett Tower, Houston
Reliant Stadium, Houston
Watergate Apts, Washington DC