Lytag Ltd has opened a new lightweight aggregate (LWA) manufacturing facility in the UK in an effort to bring wider availability of its products.
The new state of the art facility is within the site of Drax Power Station, North Yorkshire, and will significantly increase access to the material for project teams throughout the UK.
Gareth Moores, managing director of Lytag Ltd, said: “This new facility will bring immediate benefits to our clients. We are now able to provide high quality consistent material to customer and project sites more quickly and efficiently than ever before, bringing time, cost and sustainability benefits for project teams, contractors and concrete product manufacturers.
“With the new plant now open, we are able to manufacture and arrange delivery of our materials to meet our customers’ requirements more efficiently, bringing further benefits in terms of carbon emissions reductions, and adding to the natural sustainability credentials of LYTAG LWA.”
Lytag Ltd produces a unique lightweight, secondary aggregate using Pulverised Fuel Ash (PFA), a by-product of coal fired power generation, which diverts the material from landfill into a secondary use and reduces demand on quarried aggregate.
This material is up to 50% lighter than traditional aggregate but with similar structural strength and is used in a range of projects to meet engineering challenges, improve sustainability credentials and allow more flexible design. It has been used in a number of applications in high profile projects across the world. This includes in concrete floor slabs in the Shard, screed at Heathrow Terminal 5 and loose bulk fill at the London 2012 Aquatics centre.