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The Third line of the Biggest LECA Lightweight Aggregate production in the region was lunched

Thus, now, LECA IRAN became the biggest producer of LECA in the region with opening third line and starting construction of fourth line of expanded clay aggregate and third line of lightweight block production.

LECA Iran has been registered under license of LECA International more than 40 years ago. The factory is located at 20 kilometer to Saveh, Iran. By opening the first production line in 1976 which was a start to operate its mass production significantly from 1981 onwards under the name of LECA IRAN. The second production line was started its activity in 2006.

Nowadays, LECA Factory occupied with three operating lines of Lightweight Aggregate with nominal capacity of 750,000 cubic meter per year and three lines of lightweight block production with nominal capacity of 35,000,000 blocks annually.

At the moment LECA taking big steps by constructing fourth  line of expanded clay aggregate and one line of lightweight block that will not only make it the biggest expanded clay production in Asia and the Middle East but also in all over the planet.

Expanded Clay aggregate is porous ceramic product with a uniform pore structure. It is manufactured in rotary kilns from raw materials containing clay minerals. The raw material is prepared, palletized and then subjected to a firing process at temperatures between 1100 °C and 1200 °C, resulting in a significant increase in volume due to expansion. The LECA grains internal cellular structure with thousands of air-filled cavities gives thermal and sound insulation properties.

The production of artificial lightweight aggregates becomes more popular due to the scarcity, variability in density and also not well distribution of natural sources all over the world. Among artificial lightweight aggregates, the light expanded clay aggregate (LECA) is manufactured from clay as a widely available raw material that allows a process to manufacture lightweight pebbles with uniform density and better quality.

Scientists are almost certain that human activities causes global warming. The sum of energy which consume to produce materials is called embodied energy. Minimizing this energy helps to reduce Carbon Dioxide footprint (CO2) and as a result decreasing global warming potential.

As LECA Lightweight Aggregate has less density than Normal weight Aggregate, the concrete made out of LECA has an embodied energy almost half of normal weight concrete. Releasing carbon dioxide of lightweight aggregate is about 0.16 kg co2 per kilogram of aggregate comparing with Portland cement which is slightly less than one kg CO2 per kilogram.

Considering an embodied energy criteria and greenhouse gas emissions of LECA Lightweight aggregate either as an aggregate itself or lightweight concrete, this material can make a considerable contribution to enhancing sustainability.

LECA Lightweight Concrete density ranges from 600 kg/m3 to 1900 kg/m3.The use of lightweight concrete especially for structural purposes results in a significant reduction in dead load and the size of the columns and slabs, will decrease the amount of reinforcement steel. All of these savings effects Architects and structural engineer’s decision to use lightweight concrete in many designs.

While LECA is superior in the daily design`s demands such as Fire proofing and Sound Insulation where the main consideration becomes energy conservation, It offers a combination of lightness, Thermal Insulation and low water absorption.

3 months 3 weeks ago
Coming Soon: The Biggest LECA Lightweight Aggregate production in the region

Thus, in a few months, LECA turns to the biggest producer of LECA in the region with opening third and fourth line of expanded clay aggregate and third line of lightweight block production.

LECA has been registered under license of LECA International more than 40 years ago. By opening the first production line in 1976 which was a start to operate its mass production significantly from 1981 onwards under the name of LECA. The second production line was started its activity in 2006.

Nowadays, LECA Factory occupied with two lines of Lightweight Aggregate with nominal capacity of 600,000 cubic meter per year and two lines of lightweight block production with nominal capacity of 35,000,000 blocks annually.

In the near future LECA taking big steps by opening two lines of expanded clay aggregate and one line of lightweight block will not only make it the biggest expanded clay production in Asia and the Middle East but also in all over the world.

Expanded Clay aggregate is porous ceramic product with a uniform pore structure. It is manufactured in rotary kilns from raw materials containing clay minerals. The raw material is prepared, moulded and then subjected to a firing process at temperatures between 1100 °C and 1200 °C, resulting in a significant increase in volume due to expansion. The LECA grains internal cellular structure with thousands of air-filled cavities gives thermal and sound insulation properties.

The production of artificial lightweight aggregates becomes more popular due to the scarcity, variability in density and also not well distribution of natural sources all over the world. Among artificial lightweight aggregates, the light expanded clay aggregate (LECA) is manufactured from clay as a widely available raw material that allows a process to manufacture lightweight pebbles with uniform density and better quality.

Scientists are almost certain that human activities causes global warming.The sum of energy which consume to produce materials is called embodied energy. Minimizing this energy helps to reduce Carbon Dioxide footprint (CO2) and as a result decreasing global warming potential.

As LECA Lightweight Aggregate has less density than Normal weight Aggregate, the concrete made out of LECA has an embodied energy almost half of normal weight concrete. Releasing carbon dioxide of lightweight aggregate is about 0.16 kg co2 per kilogram of aggregate comparing with Portland cement which is slightly less than one kg CO2 per kilogram.

Considering an embodied energy criteria and greenhouse gas emissions of LECA Lightweight aggregate either as an aggregate itself or lightweight concrete, this material can make a considerable contribution to enhancing sustainability.

LECA Lightweight Concrete density ranges from 600 kg/m3 to 1900 kg/m3.The use of lightweight concrete especially for structural purposes results in a significant reduction in dead load and the size of the columns and slabs, will decrease the amount of reinforcement steel. All of these savings effects Architects and structural engineer’s decision to use lightweight concrete in many designs.

While LECA is superior in the daily design`s demands such as Fire proofing and Sound Insulation where the main consideration becomes energy conservation, It offers a combination of lightness, Thermal Insulation and low water absorption.

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Leca in Big5 Dubai Exhibition 2015

We are delighted to invite you to visit our stand No. PMV D120 in coming event of the Big5, 23 - 26 November 2015.

Leca team will warmly welcome you from 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM.

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Leca will attend IFP Project Qatar 2015

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It would be a pleasure for us to meet you in our stall in Hall 7 Stand No. D154-155

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Latest Report on U-Value of Leca Blocks by Dubai Municipality

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Leca in Big 5 Dubai Exhibition 17-20 NOV 2014

We are delighted to invite you to visit our stand No. PMV D120 in coming event of the Big5, 17 - 20 November 2014.

Leca team will warmly welcome you from 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM.

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The Latest Thermal Conductivity Test Report From Dubai Municipulity Centeral Laboratory

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Leca in Big 5 Dubai Exhibition 25-28 NOV 2013

It is our best pleasure to invite you to visit our stand No. PMV D120 in coming event of the Big5, 25 - 28 November 2013.

Leca team will warmly welcome you from 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM.

 

 

3 years 11 months ago
Leca in Big 5 Dubai Exhibition 5-8 NOV 2012

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Leca team will warmly welcome you from 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM.

 

4 years 10 months ago
Leca in Big 5 Dubai Exihibition (21-24 NOV 2011)
Leca Co. kindly invite you to visit our stand No. 329 con course, and welcome you for seven consecutive years of participation in The BIG 5 Exhibition.
   

 
 
 

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