Leading cement and concrete maker ACC has unveiled a revolutionary thermal insulating climate control concrete system in India. Sridhar Balakrishnan, MD & CEO, ACC Limited, discusses its attributes, applications, and benefits for home builders, architects, engineers, and developers.

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The latest innovation by ACC is the ACC Airium, a mineral foam-based insulating technology, which as a unique concrete system, offers a long-lasting roofing solution that insulates the surface at the time of construction itself.

ACC Airium is available in low densities starting from 300 kg/m3 and above. The product with its superior thermal insulation properties provides an ideal solution for homes, offices, and buildings across India. Furthermore, it is sustainable, fire-resistant, energy-efficient, healthier, safer, and simpler to work with. With ACC Airium on top, its insulation technology reduces the inside temperature of buildings by up to 5 degrees in peak summer and makes them warmer up to 5 degrees in peak winter. It can be used in a simple way from insulating roof terraces to sub-screed floor insulation to filling of concrete blocks and attics.
Sridhar Balakrishnan, MD & CEO, ACC Limited
The super lightweight technology behind Airium provides insulation at the construction stage itself; it will provide thermal comfort and improve energy efficiency for buildings, from roof to floor, and is seen as a solution with low CO2 footprint

Sridhar Balakrishnan

Airium is an essential component of ACC’s strategy to advance the transition towards low-carbon and circular construction, deliver energy savings with healthy and sustainable construction solutions, lower cost of construction and reduce environmental footprint. The product once again demonstrates our ability to rethink construction practices with sustainable, high-performance products and solutions that significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the entire building. While ACC Airium is being launched in two markets: Delhi NCR and Hyderabad, we plan to roll it out in all key markets.