Building solutions provider Holcim Philippines, Inc. recently launched a new special blended cement product formulated to perform better and have a lower impact on the environment than Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC). Ram Maganti, senior vice president for marketing and innovation of Holcim Philippines (shown in photo), said the new product called Solido has clear advantages over OPC that makes it a better choice in building infrastructures in the country.
Solido exceeds the construction industry’s compressive strength standards for the 28-day mark, and continues to grow stronger beyond that compared with OPC. Furthermore, Solido concrete is easier to mix and place that can help complete work faster, Magant said during the product launch held in Davao. Part of the offering to Solido users are technical trainings and tests, and field support to provide packaging format options that are suitable to their projects. Solido is also more environment friendly due to its lower clinker content, the intermediate product responsible for a significant amount of carbon dioxide emissions during cement production.