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NEW COATED PERLITE INSULATION FOR CAVITY WALLS OFFERS THE SIMPLE, COST-EFFECTIVE SOLUTION

Designed to provide greater comfort at a lower cost, CemteQ has introduced a new surface-treated perlite for the insulation of cavity walls. Branded PerlFill, the surface-treated perlite provides a quick and effective, lightweight, non-flammable insulating fill for cavity walls that is as permanent as the walls that contain it. The product flows easily into all...

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PERLITE – THE SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE

Sustainability is defined as meeting our own economic, environmental and social needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. Not only does exfoliated perlite meet these “green” criteria but it is also inorganic, non-combustable, odourless and durable, pH neutral and has a very low carbon footprint. Perlite is used by commercial growers,...

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Leading contemporary artist opts for perlite

Some interesting pieces have been created by renowned contemporary South African artist, Caddelle Faulkner, using CemteQ’s perlite and cement-based composite materials. The weight of these pieces was an important consideration and Caddelle was able to reduce this by over 70%.

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Lightweight concrete for Oracle offices

Another successful lightweight concrete floor using Perlite done in conjunction with Pronto Readymix for the new Oracle offices in Woodmead. Perlite is a common alternative to EPS as an aggregate replacement for lightweight concrete. With densities of between 40 and 80kg per cubic metre, The exfoliated Perlite produced by CemteQ weighs between 70 and 80kg...

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NEW HEIGHTS IN GREEN BUILDING

In many people’s minds, green buildings are simply associated with energy conservation and green star ratings. A fascinating talk was, however, given at the Green Building Conference in Cape Town on the Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest), by Maria Pastore of Stefano Bueri Architects. These two residential towers in the centre of Milan, Italy are literally...

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CHOOSING THE LIGHT STUFF

Perlite and cement composite lightweight concrete screeds going into the new Exxaro Head Office building in Centurion. The material was mixed with 42,5N cement on site, placed at 150mm thick and will have a typical cured density of less than 500kg/m3.

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PERLITE PLASTER PROVIDES SOPHISTICATED BENEFITS

Wall plaster using Perlite as a replacement aggregate for conventional plaster sand offers a number of unique benefits. Perlite and cement composite plaster offers significant thermal insulation and fire-resistant properties and weighs roughly 25% of traditional plasters. With the addition of fibres and smart admixtures, perlite and cement plaster composites also provide better crack-resistance, a...

THE LIGHT CHOICE FOR ROOFTOP GARDENS
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THE LIGHT CHOICE FOR ROOFTOP GARDENS

The current trend of designing buildings with rooftop gardens has turned the spotlight onto the use of exfoliated, volcanic perlite as the ultimate lightweight growing medium for the application. Planters used in pedestrian malls, rooftop gardens, over underground garages, on patios, decks, terraces and in penthouse gardens have one common problem. Weight! Structural design on...

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CEMTEQ JOINS THE GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL OF SOUTH AFRICA

CemteQ has shown its commitment to sustainability and its responsibility to the South African built environment by joining the Green Building Council. We look forward to being part of this forward-thinking group of industry-leaders who are actively championing and promoting the sustainable architecture and construction cause and driving best practices. As producers of exfoliated Perlite...

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The Benefits of Using Perlite for Construction

Perlite is being used all over the world right now as an alternative building solution and has been for over 70 years. It has become a standard in the construction industry in the northern hemisphere for its unique properties, especially when used for insulation. Perlite itself has a range of interesting applications. From botany to...

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