What to think through when choosing an Extruder?

If you are pondering what kind of an extruder would best match your hollow-core slab production capacity and cost-efficiency requirements, this blog is for you. I will explain the main differences between Elematic Extruders E9, P7 and S5, and how to choose the most suitable one for your precast plant. Where to start? Whether you…

3 top trends in precast concrete technology

Earlier this year you were able to read about the 3 precast trends to keep track of in 2019, and now I will elaborate on their implications for the precast concrete technology. Keep on reading to discover my take on the future direction of precast concrete production technologies. Safety as a motto I wonder how…

Winner Application Renewed

New Acotec lines for high performance After faithfully serving the operators for 28 years, the line for producing Acotec light partition wall panels has been renewed for even higher performance level and versatility. I have to say that I sincerely appreciate the skills of the designers of the original Acotec line for their fine work,…

Early birds of 3D – never stop chasing your dream!

I joined precast business in the early 80’s. Since then basics of the business have not changed too much but the usage of precast is widening every year. People are after fast, practical and private housing solutions. These have been the precast advantages from the day one. Precast business is not stagnated though. I would describe…

Can precast be inspirational and beautiful?

This question we are often asked. Our answer is definitely yes! I’m glad to notice that this thought is more and more widely accepted and also applied around the world. Since the late 1990s Graphic Concrete  has been working with projects ranging from industrial buildings to schools, hospitals and commercial and residential buildings. Our core…

Precast production lifecycle, part 1

Setting-up a profitable precast production is not a piece of cake. Instead, it is a quite complicated puzzle with contradictory interests of city planners, architects, investors, builders, precasters and most of all – users of the buildings. Or is it so? Building construction planning Precast can be amazingly flexible building method. Cooperation of architects, structural…

Precast for Life

Have you ever thought what might be the smallest precast product in the world? We found it out with the Red Cross, one of the largest global development aid organizations. The product is called “latrine”, a common and easy sanitation solution widely used in developing countries. Latrines are built of a precast plate, sheltering walls…