Acotec is the first quick-to-install non-load bearing precast partition wall element that can be used around the world in residential buildings, on public premises – such as hospitals, schools, and service flats – in warehouses and as security fences and noise barriers. Acotec is made from Leca or concrete, ensuring great resistance against moisture and temperature differences while also dampening sounds from elsewhere in the building.
“Acotec can be used in practically any application anywhere in the world. Thanks to the innovative manufacturing method, the length and thickness of the wall can be adjusted on the production line in accordance with the application and the construction requirements. The thicker the wall is, the better its sound insulation and fire resistance properties.
Increase in the thickness can result in up to 120 minutes of fire resistance. This is a vital quality in places such as senior homes and hospitals, where evacuation takes longer,” says Jani Eilola, Product Director at Elematic.
A thicker wall also helps dampen sounds from other rooms and apartments.
“The less noise you can hear from other apartments, the more comfortable living is. The engineering and utility rooms in hospitals and office buildings are often full of noisy equipment, so the sound insulation of the partition walls has to be good. Acotec has the perfect solution for this,” Eilola continues.
“Because Acotec is made from stone, it won’t rot, become moldy or deteriorate in other manners like wood and gypsum boards do. Thus, it can be used even in wet rooms. For the same reason it is not susceptible to attacks by vermin and withstands the turns of the seasons,” Eilola explains.
Acotec can be installed up to six times faster than a partition wall is built
Thanks to its standardized shape and light structure, Acotec can be installed at the speed of up to 90 m2 per day of simple wall, by two workers, though the average speed is around 50 m2 per day. Even in comparison to block partitions, Acotec installation is up to three times faster. Acotec also saves money, as special skills are not required in the installation.
Acotec is a very cost-effective solution. It is always 60 cm wide, and as high as required for each individual application. Expensive labor is not needed, unlike for laying blocks, for example.
Acotec is simply lifted into an upright position, and elements are cemented together to the floor and to the ceiling. The ceiling joints is sealed with urethane,” Eilola explains.
The next work stages are also swiftly completed, because the panel surface is smooth enough and only thin putty is needed. Thick plastering is not needed.
“Acotec installation does not require special skills. The panels are simply lifted into an upright position and cemented together to the floor and to the ceiling. Finally, the ceiling joints are sealed with urethane.”
Fast, profitable and high-quality production technology
The production lines for Acotec panels come from the world-leading precast production technology supplier Elematic, and they cover the entire production process from concrete batching all the way to storage yard management and beyond.
There are three types of the Acotec production lines calledSEMI, PRO and EDGE, which differ by the degree of automation and capacity as well as the required initial investment. SEMI is the simplest version with a production capacity of 80 m2 per hour, PRO features automation for all main processes and a production capacity of 100 m2 per hour and the fully-automated EDGE has a capacity of 120 m2 per hour.
All lines are quick and simple to install, run and maintain. They require only very limited land area and can also be installed in existing production facilities. Low energy consumption of the line keeps the production costs on a low level.
The production process is environmentally friendly, silent and non-vibrating, and the raw material can be recycled. Thanks to a grinding mixer on the production line, any grade of lightweight concrete up to grade 30 can be used as raw material.
“In countries where urbanization is rapid, efficient solutions are needed in the construction of residential, public, industrial and office buildings. Thanks to its superior qualities, Acotec is both the quickest and most cost-effective solution for the construction of non-load-bearing partition walls.”
Jani Eilola, Product Director, Elematic
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Elematic Oyj is a world-leading manufacturer of precast concrete plants and production lines. In our more than 50 years of operation, we have supplied technology to over 100 countries and to every continent. The turnover of the company, which employs roughly 230 people, is approximately 100 million euros, of which exports generate 95%. Elematic has subsidiaries and own sales offices in the USA, Germany, China, Russia, India, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates as well as agents in over 20 countries. The company headquarters is located in Akaa, Finland and its production units in Finland and India. Elematic holds an ISO 9001 certified quality system and the international quality certificate Investor in People for the development of our personnel.