The flexibility of application of new fiber cement products

(Vietnam+) With flexible applicability and high aesthetics, new fibro cement products are expected to be put into mass production with affordable price, wide distribution throughout provinces and cities.

Fiber cement wall flat sheets in Russia.

Besides traditional chrysotile-cement corrugated roofing sheets, Vietnamese businesses have researched successfully other new fiber cement products such as colored roof sheets, tile, flat sheet and so on to meet the diverse needs of consumers.

The introduction of fiber cement industry in the world

Fiber cement products were invented and put into application in many countries around the world for hundreds of years. With the characteristics of insulation, thermal insulation, fireproofing, waterproofing and low cost, the products are used as partitions in construction works.

Not only the traditional gray chrysotile-cement corrugated roof sheets, new products such as decorative walling materials, colored roof sheets, flat panels, lightweight concrete fiber cement wall panels and so on are being applied in many countries like Russia, USA, China, India and ASEAN countries like Laos, Thailand or Indonesia.

Fiber cement products in Vietnam

Over the past 50 years, Vietnam has popularized the use of traditional AC roof sheets. With affordable prices, about 40,000 – 45,000 VND, the product is preferred by a large number of consumers, especially low-income people in rural, remote areas and islands.

Fiber cement sheets are widely used in mountainous, rural and coastal areas.

In the context of increasing living standards and aesthetic requirements, the roofing market tends to diverse their products with new designs and types. Besides AC roof sheets, consumers can choose other substitute products such as corrugated iron, tile or plastic sheet. Therefore, in order to improve the competitiveness of fiber cement products, it is obvious that the Government and businesses must have a development strategy of diversification.

The Government realized the prospect of new fiber cement products

In June 2019, the Vietnamese Government delegation consisting of representatives of the Committee on Science, Technology and Environment of the National Assembly, the Ministry of Construction, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the Ministry of Health … had a fieldtrip to the Russia.

Here, the Vietnamese delegation have seen fiber cement products with a variety of designs and types of the Russia.

The Deputy Minister of Construction – Nguyen Van Sinh expressed his desire to have the support of Russian businesses for Vietnamese enterprises. It is expected that our fiber cement industry will make investment in new technology to produce beautiful and diverse fiber cement products like Russia, Brazil and Thailand.

EXPO Exhibition – an opportunity to promote the fiber cement industry of Vietnam

At the Vietnam-Russia International Exhibition and the Vietnam-Russia Trade and Investment Promotion Forum held during November 14-16 at the National Exhibition Construction Center – Hanoi, with the participation of more than 500 Russian and Vietnamese businesses, Orenburg Province of the Russian Federation had a booth with the key products. Those are corrugated AC roof sheets or flat sheet for making floors, wall or ceilings with eye-catching colors and competitive prices.

Mr. Golm Andrey – A representative of Orenburg Minerals JSC., of Orenburg province, affirmed: “As a supplier of raw materials for the field of construction, we believe that this is a great opportunity to find a partner. We aim at the manufactures of chrysotile-cement roofing sheets. With the cooperation, we will support Vietnamese businesses on technology to successfully develop new fiber cement products next year.”

With the opportunity for product and trade promotion, Vietnam Roofsheet Association and their members impressed the participants with the new fiber cement products including colored roofing sheet, decorative wall cladding, fiber cement wall panels and lightweight concrete…

The booth of Vietnam National Roofsheet Association at Vietnam – Russia International Exhibition.

Representative of Vietnam Roofsheet Association, Mr. Vo Quang Diem said: “Currently, advanced technology plays an important role in the production of different fiber cement products. Vietnamese businesses are also applying modern technology to diversify products, improve quality as well as reduce costs to match the consumer needs. In the exhibition, the booth of Vietnam Roofsheet Association is a result for the relentless efforts of domestic businesses. We have just signed a cooperation agreement with Orenburg Minerals JSC., to support Vietnamese businesses to develop technology and improve products in the future.”

Until now, new fiber cement products of domestic enterprises have been applied in house projects of local people in Yen Bai province.

The walls are manufactured with the latest technology using flat fiber cement sheet to form a mold, then pouring concrete into the middle to create a wall-thickness sheet with strength, soundproofing and heat insulation.

Panels have different standard sizes to meet the consumer needs. The burrs help to assemble the panels together conveniently and quickly.

Locating in Hamlet 1, Van Lang commnune, Yen Binh District, Mr. Nguyen Van Quang – owner of the house expressed: “The new fiber cement products have many advantages. For example, it helps to build house quickly with the properties of heat-resistance, light-weight and convenience. My house has been built in less than a month.”

With flexible applicability and high aesthetics, new fiber cement products are expected to be put into mass production with affordable prices, wide distribution throughout the provinces and cities in the near future.

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