Advantages of AAC Blocks
ABOUT AAC BLOCK
AAC (Autoclaved Aerated Concrete) was invented in the mid -1920 by the Swedish architect and inventor Jahan Axel Eriksson. AAC is one of the major achievements of the 20th Century in the field of construction. It is a lightweight, precast building material that simultaneously provides structure, insulation, and fire and sound resistance. AAC Block is a unique and excellent type of building material due to its superb heat, fire and sound resistance. AAC blocks are light weight and offers ultimate workability, flexibility and durability.
Aluminium powder along with fly ash, cement, lime and gypsum is mixed in high speed and Automatic batch mixer resulting in AAC slurry, which is poured into mould. Reaction of aluminium with lime, water, silica releases hydrogen gas (H2) when escapes from slurry, it rises to give porous structured to calcium silica Hydrate (C-S-H, concrete). This risen cake is cut into blocks of require sizes by wire cutting machine, which are again steam cured under high temperature 210° C and pressure 12 kg. in autoclave for 10 to 12 hours. AAC is a long proven material. AAC blocks are used in a wide range of commercial, industrial and residential application and has been in use in Europe over 90 years, the Middle East for the past 40 Years and in America and Australia for 25 years. It's an estimate that AAC now account for over 40% of all construction in UK and more than 60% of construction in Germany. In India production of AAC blocks started in 1972.
ADVANTAGES OF neolite AAC BLOCKS
Clay bricks absorbs the water but neolite blocks have 80% air and 20% solid material. No capillary action. Blocks do not absorb water, hence no dampness to the wall.
neolite AAC blocks are anti - Termite and pest resistance because of the material used.
neolite AAC blocks falls in STC-44 (Sound transmission class) which makes it a good sound barrier.
PROTECT FROM EARTHQUAKE
Safety of building in earthquake increase, as neolite AAC blocks are 3 times lighter than the clay bricks. Light weight building is always safer than heavy building during earthquake.
neolite AAC blocks have good thermal insulation property of Rating 30. So these blocks are not affected by outer climate (hot/cold) on walls. This saves electricity cost of A.C.
neolite AAC blocks falling into fire rating of 4 hours which makes it good fire resistance wall material.