AS proof that green construction materiaIs are now gaining traction in the domestic market, Republic Cement Services Inc. (RCSI) said its “fly ash” product is being widely used in various public and private infrastructure works across the country.
The company is pleased to note the positive reception for this, and is dedicated to meet the market’s demand, particularly for high-rise structures, roads, bridges, transport infrastructures and power projects.
Fly ash is either distributed in its original form or coprocessed as an additive in cement products. This offshoot of coal-fired power plants is applied by major ready-mix concrete producers for the high-rise building projects of several real-estate developers.
Some public infrastructures under the government’s “Build, Build, Build” program utilize RCSI’s branded cement products with its infusion.
Noteworthy of these is the Nlex Harbor Link Segment 10 project, which uses Republic Cement fly ash, aside from Republic Type 1 high -Portland cement known for its strength and optimum durability.
A portion of the alignment also employed Republic Type 2 cement for areas that require sulfate-resistant cement.
Higher durability is guaranteed with fly ash because its reaction with cement allows for the design of concrete strength on a par with industry standards (28-day test). It continues to develop strength at later stages.
Paving the way for more sustainable environment, fly ash is diverted from ash ponds, freeing land for more productive use and preventing any soil-chemical imbalance.
It also entails a reduction in CO2 emissions and higher durability, while reducing water demand in concrete, thereby improving workability.
“Sustainability is a top priority for us as we design our product offering. We are always looking for solutions that will not only increase value for our customers, but also reduce our environmental footprint,” said Nabil Francis, president of RCSI.
ATSM 618 standards-compliant ash fly-blended Republic Cement product comes under the brands Republic Portland Plus, Fortune, Mindanao and Kapitbalay.
“We are committed to develop the right product for each application to better serve the needs of the Philippine market. Our mission is to build stronger structures for a stronger Republic,” Francis said.
Leading local cement manufacturing and distribution firm RCSI is backed by the global expertise of CRH, a leading building materials company headquartered in Ireland, and Aboitiz, a diversified Filipino business conglomerate recognized as one of the best-managed companies in Asia.