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Explosion resistant cement in UAE

Sandhya D'mello
Filed on March 23, 2005

DUBAI German-based Ducon GmbH, is set to introduce explosion resistant cement concrete in the UAE, said Dr Ing Stephan Hauser, managing director, Ducon GmbH.

Talking to Khaleej Times, Hauser said the company is in touch with some local parties to launch the product in the UAE.

"We are currently in discussion with many interested parties in Dubai as well as Abu Dhabi for the launch of this patented concrete," Hauser said.

"The company is also planning to start a manufacturing unit in UAE at a later date," he added.

"During discussions, we found that Dubai Police as well as UAE army have shown favourable response to get this product in UAE," he said.

The unique qualities of Ducon indicates that the concrete is earth quake resistant and has been tried out in Turkey. "Doha and UAE had experienced mild tremors in recent past. Hence the authorities are vying for innovative construction methods which would be explosion resistant," Hauser said.

Ducon (Ductile Concrete) represents an innovative high-performance concrete, designed for extreme load resistance. The special composition of this patented method qualifies Ducon as a multifunctional structural material with extraordinary security qualities.

Due to the specific construction Ducon provides a cost-effective long-term behaviour compared to other high-performance materials. Especially in case of rehabilitation, retrofit and sealing of existing structures and new structures with a high-grade of security, added Hauser.

The explosion resistant concrete is ideal to be used as blast resistant wall and facades in order to protect critical infrastructures.


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