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Lafarge Cement Malawi brands application refference guide

Lafarge recognises that not all who buy their products are familiar with the dos and dont's of Cement application. In order to ensure that their customers enjoy the best performance from their brands, they include an application guide at the back of their product packaging bags. This is meant to provide the user with basic mixing and application guide. For a more comprehensive guide see below:

 

 

 

 

Duracrete

OPC

Kumanga

DIY Applications

Foundation

        >

        > 

           *

Domestic floors

        >

        > 

           *

Driveways

        >

        > 

           *

Garden paths

        >

        > 

           *

Mortar

        >

        >

           *

Plastering

        >

        >

           *

Footing

        > 

        > 

X

Technical Concrete Applications

Suspended slabs

        *

        > 

X

Light industrial floors

        *

        > 

 

Heavy duty industrial floors

        *

        > 

X

Mass concrete

        *

        > 

X

Reinforced concrete columns

        *

        > 

X

Reinforced concrete floors

        *

        > 

X

Reinforced concrete walls

        *

        > 

X

Reinforced concrete beams and slabs

        *

        > 

X

Post-tensioned slabs and beams

        *

        > 

X

Pre-stressed slabs and beams

        *

        > 

X

Water retaining structures

        *

        > 

X

Precast manufacturing

Brick and Block making

        >

        >

           *

Columns

        > 

        >

X

Roofing tiles

        > 

        >

           > 

 

Strength class

 32.5N

32.5N 

22.5X 

 

CEM type

 CEM II

CEM I 

MC 

 

Quantity

 50 Kg

50 Kg 

50 Kg 

 

User

 All

All 

All 

 

Bag weight

 50 Kg

50 Kg 

50 Kg 

 

Workability

 Excellent

Good 

Excellent 

 

Durability

 Excellent

Better 

Good



* Best recommended
> recommended
X not recommended

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Industrial ecology

How to create value from waste

Large amounts of natural resources, particularly minerals and fossil fuels, are used to manufacture cement. For many years the Group has been working to reduce the environmental impact of its activities by finding ways to obtain value from waste products.

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