Connovate Philippines Produces Sustainable Building Panels Locally
Manila, Philippines—Connovate Philippines Inc. has acquired the licence to locally produce the Connovate sustainable system from Denmark that uses high-strength concrete (HPC) for sandwich panels that are usually used in facades, roofs, partition walls, and ceilings of low-cost structures.
The company operates a fully-automated factory in Silang, Cavite. At full capacity, its assembly line can manufacture Connovate panels for at least six ground floor units or two houses per day.
“The Connovate technology is a better investment for developers as it is the only panel system in the country that can meet three major goals: cost-efficiency with faster construction, green solutions for climate change, and health benefits,” said Engr. Ramir Padilla, president of Connovate Philippines.
Since cement production accounts for five percent of global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, the panels are made using less cement. Connovate panels, which could last a lifetime, lessens the need for cement production to rebuild a structure after 30 years, which also reduces carbon footprint.
Slim, compact, and lightweight, the panels have the strength of 14,000 psi, can withstand up to 1,000-degree heat, and are resistant to molds, pests, and deterioration. The panels can be customized to all building types and have insulation features, which make the panels perfect for different residential or commercial structures.