LAVA PUMICE STONE
Al Fatah International is the UAE & Qatar representative of M/s. Yali Trading & Shipping GmbH & Co., Germany who are the Master Agent for Greek Lava Pumice.
LAVA pumice stone is extracted on Yali island, Greece, owned by Lava Mining & Quarrying Co, part of Lafarge Group.
Lava Pumice is a chemically inert porous volcanic mineral created by an undersea volcanic eruption of the Nissiros region10,000 years ago. It is transported to UAE by sea either in bulk by chartered vessel or in bags by containers. Available invarious grades and sizes of 0-3, 0-8, 2-10, 0-16 & 16-40mm with each grades suitable for different applications.
A material with unlimited applications
Lava Pumice stone is an absolutely natural resource that is converted daily into an industrial quality solution of addedvalue all over the world.It serves a wide range of applications modernising the activities of our daily life like housing, transportation, alimentation, clothing etc.
Usage in Construction:
Lava Pumice stone is suitable for the production of light weight structural elements (light weight pumice blocks), of lightweight concrete, of light weight weight precast elements, of light weight insulations, coatings and floor fillings.
Usage in Geotechnical Projects
It is suitable as a substrate in loose soil and ground water as a sub base for roads and playing fields construction and asa light weight filling material in Port constructions.
Usage in Cultivations
As a natural raw material it is suitable as a substrate of hydroponic cultivations, soil improvement media, ingredient forgreen roofs substrates and soil cover in landscaping.
It serves a broad range of applications of our daily life since it is used in cement production, in textile stone wash as apolishing material, as a water purification media etc.
- Natural raw material
- Totally environmentally friendly
- Homogeneous quality
- Low specific weight
- Homogeneous white colour
- Thermal insulating and sound proofing properties
- High mechanical strength.
Lava Pumice blocks and light weight concrete has been used extensively in UAE market for the past 20 years in construction of special projects which requires light weight blocks/concrete with low weight, high strength and low specific gravity and in construction of high rise building with high specifications.Latest project completed in UAE using Lava Pumice light weight blocks is New Head Quarters of ADNOC in Abu Dhabi.