WALCRETE

 
 

WALCRETE is an extremely versatile masonry cement. It is recommended highly for the following:

 

  • Bedding and pointing brickwork and blockwork.
  • Interior and exterior plastering, including pebble-dash and rough cast.
  • Wall finishes due to its low susceptibility to efflorescence.

 

 

What is WALCRETE?

WALCRETE is the trade name for masonry cement produced by Lafarge Malaysia. It is a homogeneous blend of controlled amounts of Portland Cement, plasticizing material and air entraining agent, inter-ground to a high fineness to give consistent quality.

 

Its Economics

Unlike conventional mortar which is a mixture of four ingredients, i.e. Portland Cement, lime, sand and water, WALCRETE masonry mortar requires only three ingredients, i.e. WALCRETE, sand and water.

 

It means that with WALCRETE there are: 

 

  • Savings in labor cost.
  • Less wastage.
  • Minimum storage requirement. 

 

 

Quality Assurance

In the manufacture of WALCRETE masonry cement, every care is taken to ensure that the product exceeds the minimum quality requirements laid down in Malaysian Standard 794:1982

 

Typical Properties of WALCRETE

 

Typical Properties

Malaysian Standard MS794:1982

WALCRETE / plascrete

Setting Time [minutes]

[a] Initial

[b] Final

Min. 45

Max. 600

140

200

Soundness Test by Le Chatelier's method [mm]

Max. 10

0.5

Water Retentivity [%]

70-95

91

Air-Entrainment [%]

10-25

15

Flow [%]

80-120

95

Compressive Strength

[a] 7 days N/mm2

[b] 28 days N/mm2

4

6

5

7

 

 

Advantages

WALCRETE - the easy, efficient, economical and environment friendly way of mixing mortar. Its excellent water tetaining property prevents premature loss of water, therefore ensuring:

 

  • Strong bonding
  • Low drying shrinkage
  • Better weather resistance
  • Good workability
  • Easier handling
  • Smoother finish 

 

 

Project References

WALCRETE has been used for a number of projects in Malaysia. Among the prestigious projects are:

1. Islamic International University at Gombak, Kuala Lumpur.

 

 

2. Sunway Lagoon Resort Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

 

3. MAS Training School at Kelana Jaya, Kuala Lumpur

 

4. Danau Permai Condominium, Kuala Lumpur

 

5. IBEX Building at Jalan 222, Petaling Jaya

 

6. Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur