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History of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete


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Aircrete Europe offers a comprehensive review of the history of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete since its invention and explains how AAC industry has been changing over the last decades. Different production processes and brand names, battles of patents and waves of competition, latest developments and innovations – read the most important milestones of Aircrete’s history.




“The short story of a long-lasting building material”

Aircrete Europe believes that in order to understand the reality of today’s AAC world and predict how AAC industry will develop in the future it is helpful to have a background knowledge about the basics of material, technology and application of autoclaved aerated concrete. A little over than 100 years of industry experience and countless AAC developments have taken place since the first autoclaved aerated concrete product was manufactured by Mr. Axel Eriksson in the early 1920s. Product characteristics have strengthened, technologies have become more efficient, application of AAC products expanded. AAC has long secured its place in the building industry of tomorrow, yet knowing the past trends of development will surely contribute to our knowledge of being better prepared for the AAC prospects in the coming years.


Aircrete Europe has devoted extra attention to present the main milestones and AAC fundamentals in our latest expert article which is dedicated to History of AAC. The main purpose of this publication is to provide accurate facts and a view on the way aircrete production techniques have changed over the years. One of the most important topics touched upon in this publication is the AAC technology and its accompanying basic differences and complex improvements over the years.


In this article Aircrete Europe, as an experienced AAC technology expert, offers a one-of-a-kind look on AAC history which we have witnessed and of which we have been a part for more than 3 decades.


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