As the African construction industry grows we took the opportunity to present the advantages MagnaDense offers the heavy concrete market.
LKAB Minerals’ Neil Tracey and Martiens Slabbert, both from South-Africa, met a lot of business people involved in the construction industry in the African continent at the recent Totally Concrete Expo in Johannesburg. With sample blocks of high density concrete available at our booth, we showed what MagnaDense concrete will actually look like, while they informed visitors of the benefits heavy concrete can bring to their specific construction projects.
Totally Concrete Expo a good match for LKAB Minerals
“Although this was the first time for us to exhibit we really felt we made some great connections with the industry” Neil stated. “We are confident that we can successfully launch MagnaDense into the African construction market which is growing at a substantial rate. It was fantastic to be able to present the masses of benefits MagnaDense brings to engineers looking for high density concrete for their projects.”
Feeling a heavy concrete block in your hands says much more than a data sheet or brochure can ever demonstrate. A lot of visitors at the Totally Concrete Expo were new to the concept of MagnaDense filled concrete, but some had already read about or worked with heavy aggregate concrete mixes. We’re keen to show engineers our product to see the high quality and real weight benefits our natural mineral has and many visitors are keen to handle our exhibited product.
With over 50 years of experience in the world-wide construction market, LKAB Minerals has many finished projects to refer to while demonstrating the benefits construction and ready mix companies working on the African continent in future projects utilising heavy concrete.
Heavy concrete applications in the African market
We’re convinced that LKAB Minerals’ MagnaDense in concrete for future African projects will be diverse as the product is used in:
- Radiation shielding; applied in both medical and nuclear industry
- Counterweights (bridges, equipment)
- Coastal and erosion protection
- Offshore structures
- Concrete weight coating
- Noise and vibration dampening
- Heat insulation
Many construction projects in this region cover the wide range of applications listed above. Having a local office means African companies can easily do business with LKAB Minerals. For any questions on MagnaDense or high density concrete please browse through our website for more details on the product, the applications and our company. Or easily contact our South African representative office.
More information on the Totally Concrete Expo exhibition can be found via this link.