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Autoclaved Aerated Concrete

After observing the great demand and advantages of AAC Blocks, AP Infrahomes and Realtors (P) Ltd. has introduced to manufacture this varieties of AAC Blocks, which are produced in a state of the art plant using the latest machinery and technology from IYANTRA.

The highly automated manufacturing process which incorporates the technological innovations such as 'Green Separation' and 'Horizontal Autoclaving' is capable of delivering unmatched consistency in product quality. The unique features of 'Hand Grips' and 'Tongue Groove' profile puts AP Infrahomes AAC Blocks a generation ahead of others.

The use of “AAC Blocks from AP Infrahomes” in walls replacing conventional clay bricks delivers not only unmatched speed, quality, and economy in construction but also provides life-long benefits such as energy saving, low maintenance cost, long life, safety, health, and hygiene to the users.

1) What is AAC Blocks ?

Autoclaved Aerated Concrete is a Lightweight, Load-bearing, High-insulating, Durable building product, which is produced in a wide range of sizes and strengths. AAC Blocks is lightweight and compare to the red bricks AAC blocks are three times lighter.

2) Where is it's Origin?

The Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) material was developed in 1924 in Sweden. It has become one of the most used building materials in Europe and is rapidly growing in many other countries around the world.

3) What are the raw materials required to manufacture AAC Blocks ?

- AAC is produced from the common materials Lime, Sand, Cement, Water and a small amount of rising agent. After mixing and molding, it is then autoclaved under heat and pressure to create its unique properties. AAC has excellent thermal insulation and acoustic absorption properties.
AAC is fire and pest resistant, and is economically and environmentally superior to the more traditional structural building materials such as concrete, wood, brick and stone.

Benefits of ACC Blocks

Advantages of AAC Blocks are varied and many depending upon local condition. Some of those advantages from India's point of view are mentioned below :

Sl No. Advantages/ Benefits Descriptions
1 Fire Resistant Depending upon the thickness of the Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Blocks, they offer fire resistance from 2 hours up to 6 hours. These blocks are highly suitable for the areas where fire safety is of great priority.
2 Pest Resistant Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) Block consist of the inorganic material in its constitution that helps preventing/avoiding termites, damages or losses.
3 Sound Proof The porous structure of the AAC blocks results into enhanced sound absorption. The Sound Transmission Class (STC) rating of the AAC blocks up to 45 db.Thus, AAC blocks have been the most ideal material for the construction of walls in auditorium, hotels, hospitals, studios, etc.
4 Earthquake Resistant The light weight property of the AAC blocks results into higher steadiness of the AAC blocks in the structure of the buildings. As the impact of the earthquake is directly proportional to the weight of the building, the building constructed using AAC blocks are more reliable and safer.
5 Faster Construction As the AAC block is very easy to handle, manipulate and use ordinary tools for cutting the wood such as the drill, band saws, etc. could be easily used to cut and align the AAC.Moreover, the AAC blocks come with larger sizes and fewer joints. This ultimately results in faster construction work as the installation time is significantly reduced due to fewer amounts of blocks and the masonry amount involved is also lowered resulting into reduced time-to-finish.
6 Long Lasting AAC blocks are highly superior in terms of the strength. Higher level of strength of these blocks gives higher stability to the structure of the building. AAC is manufactured from non-biodegradable materials, which neither rot nor attract mould, keeping interiors clean and durable.
7 Cost Saving AAC block weighs almost around 80% less as compared to the conventional red brick ultimately resulting into great reduction of deadweight. Further, the reduced deadweight results into reduction of the use of cement and steel which helps great in cost savings.
8 Versatile AAC Blocks have an attractive appearance and is readily adaptable to any style of architecture. Almost any design can be achieved with AAC.
9 Non-toxic Autoclaved Aerated Concrete products do not contain any toxic gas substances. The product does not harbor or encourage vermin.
10 Thermal Insulation AAC block has exceptional thermal insulating qualities. The thermal conductivity of the AAC blocks helps maintaining the inner temperature to be warm during the winters and cool during the summers which ultimately leads to savings in air conditioning load and consequently enhanced energy efficiency.
11 Moisture Resistance Moisture from both external and internal sources can cause damage to buildings, therefore, moisture protection is a primary consideration. External moisture sources include rain and water from the soil. Internal moisture, usually in the form of humidity, can cause condensation on the surface of the walls as well as condensation inside the wall itself. AAC has a very porous structure which is characterized by "macro" pores. Macro pores are small air bubbles evenly distributed throughout the material. Therefore, absorption of water into the AAC material is minimal.
12 Environment Friendly AAC is a non-toxic product which does not pollute the air, land or water. During the manufacturing process, waste from the cutting process is recycled back with raw materials and used again. During construction, there is virtually no waste generated. The energy consumed in the production process is only a fraction compared to the production of other materials. The manufacturing process emits no pollutants and creates no by-products or toxic waste products. AAC is manufactured from natural raw materials. The finished product is thrice the volume of the raw materials used, making it extremely resource-efficient and environmentally friendly.
13 Lightweight One of the biggest features of AAC blocks is its light weight. These blocks possess a cellular structure created during manufacturing process. Millions of tiny air cells impart AAC blocks very light weight structure. Density of these lightweight blocks usually ranges between 550 – 650 kg/m³ making them lighter than water.
14 Perfect Size and Shape The process of manufacturing AAC Blocks ensures constant and consistent dimensions. Factory finished blocks provide a uniform base for economical application of a variety of finishing systems. Internal walls can be finished by direct P.O.P., thus eliminating the need of plastering.
14 Perfect Size and Shape The process of manufacturing AAC Blocks ensures constant and consistent dimensions. Factory finished blocks provide a uniform base for economical application of a variety of finishing systems. Internal walls can be finished by direct P.O.P., thus eliminating the need of plastering.
15 High Compressive Strength The block has an average compressive strength of (3-4.5) N/mm³ which is superior to most types of light weight blocks, 25% stronger than other products of the same density.
16 High Resistance to Water Penetration The AAC products, because of their cellular and discontinuous micro structure are superior to the normal clay brick in resistance of water penetrability and thus the external surface of AAC walls provides superior resistance to moisture penetration than the traditional clay bricks.