Application of lightweight foam concrete in the Philippines

The Philippines, located in the Western Pacific, is a multi-ethnic archipelago country in Southeast Asia, with an area of ​​297,700 square kilometers and a population of 110 million. It is a significant member of ASEAN and one of the 24 members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

The Philippines is located in the southeast of Asia. It is far from the Taiwan Strait in the north across the Taiwan Strait, and southwest and southwest across the Sulawesi and Barabak Straits.

The topography of the Philippine Islands is mostly mountainous, accounting for more than 3/4 of the total area; there are more than 200 volcanoes, of which 21 are active.

The mountain area is dominated by volcanic activity, which makes the domestic mineral resources very rich. There are more than 20 species, including copper, gold, silver, iron, chromium, and nickel.

The rivers in the Philippines are relatively short. The Cagayan River, the largest river in Luzon, is 350 kilometers long; Mindanao is more significant with Mindanao and Agusan rivers

The Philippines has a monsoon tropical rain forest climate with high temperatures, rain, high humidity, and many typhoons. This climate environment has nearly 10,000 species of wild plants in the country, including more than 2,500 species of higher plants. Mainly pine, cypress, bamboo, borneol, mangrove, pine, and so on.

Tourism in the Philippines is an essential source of foreign exchange income. The main tourist spots are Yum Beach, Blue Harbor, Baguio City, Mayong Volcano, Ifugao Province’s original terraced fields, etc. It is well-known on tourist routes around the world.

The Philippines is an export-oriented economy and relies heavily on external markets. The tertiary industry has a prominent position in the national economy, and agriculture and manufacturing also account for a considerable proportion. After the new government came into power, it increased investment in infrastructure construction and agriculture, promoted tax reform, and maintained rapid economic growth.

By vigorously building infrastructure, we have found that cellular lightweight concrete is widely used locally. For example, as a new type of roadbed backfill or underground parking garage backfill, and small toilet backfill.

Due to the hot and rainy local climate, non-Lubin is a sponge city. Many roads in China use permeable concrete as the primary material for paving the way. The main principles are “slow discharge and slow-release” and “distribution of sources.” Porous pavement is the open-cell foamed cement concrete we use for floor laying. Water can seep through the holes of the ground foam concrete to absorb part of the surface water and store this part of water.

At the same time, the city’s “sponge body” includes not only rivers, lakes, ponds, and other water systems, but also urban supporting facilities such as green spaces, gardens, and porous roads. Rainwater infiltrates, accumulates, purifies, and reuses through these “sponge bodies.” Finally, the remaining runoff is drained through the pipe network and pumping stations, which can effectively raise the standards of urban drainage systems and reduce the pressure of urban waterlogging.

In addition to the application of lightweight foam concrete on Philippine sponge city roads, it is also used to lay 3-5cm on the top floors of major houses to play a thermal insulation role. At the same time, the foamed concrete is lighter on the surface than ordinary concrete, which can reduce the weight of the entire building.

At the same time, many locals have also found that cement, foaming agents,Foam concrete inorganic strength enhancer, Polycarboxylate high performance superplasticizer , and stabilizers are used to make cellular lightweight concrete products such as clc bricks and blocks. The finished products are sold to various construction sites to make partition walls or bricks. cellular lightweight concrete is widely used in the Philippines.

The Philippines’ foamed cement technology was introduced from a Chinese company called Tongrun. Tongrun company can provide a variety of high strength lightweight concrete solutions; each year, a large number of foaming agents, concrete plasticiser, reinforcing agents, foam stabilizers are sold around the world.