Glass reinforced concrete to drive innovation
The maintenance costs of GRC done with white cement is much less as compared to grey cement-based GRC
Glass reinforced concrete (GRC) is currently driving the innovation and designs of the future, according to UAE-based JK White Cement.
"GRC has always been in the upfront, to be a contributor to this innovation and for making the designs of future. The white cement-based GRC is not only durable but is also phenomenal in terms of color, application, longetivity, strength, appearance and economical over the GRC done with grey cement in due course of time," said a statement from the company.
Today white cement has a much wider use in areas like self-illuminating concrete, translucent concrete, and the structures where one can even make photo-engraving to name a few.
The statement further reads: "JK White Cement has always played a vital role in pulling the innovation within industry and contributing to the success stories. Today JK White Cement, with consumption in over 40 countries worldwide, has brought the products which are more practical and suitable for constant changes and challenges.
"In GRC also, white cement has been part of various applications like cladding panels, fascia panels, decorative panels, arches, fountains, domes, and many more worldwide."
The advantages that white cement provides over grey cement are that a white cement-based GRC does not deteriorate as compared to Reinforced-Concrete Cement (RCC).
Also the maintenance cost of GRC done with white cement is less as compared to grey cement-based GRC.
The increasing demand in aesthetics has also put pressure on reducing the cost of overall construction and a GRC provides more strength as compared to RCC for same membrane thickness.