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Diversified global supplier of fibres, minerals, and additives for fibre-cement with unique expertise operating worldwide
 

About US

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Benefiting from a unique experience in the specific raw materials as well as their usage in fibre-cement stretching back more than 50 years, Ramatex SA is the leading trading house into the industry today, and the only company able to supply the full range of pulps, synthetic fibres, minerals and additives used in fibre-cement. We develop markets, and assist factories with the substitution of asbestos fibres to producing environment-friendly and safe fibre-cement products, all while optimizing the production mix and / or to improving the properties of the final products. In recent times we have begun trading in fibre-cement products for housing projects, primarily in Africa, thus further developing this dynamic industry.

Fibre-Cement

The concept of modern fibre-cement products dates back to 1894, when Ludwig Hatschek began mixing 90% cement and 10% asbestos with water, and in a simple filtration process put it through an old cardboard machine, producing asbestos-cement composite flat sheets. This became to be known as the “Hatschek Process”, which is still applied by manufacturers around the world today, but where the asbestos being replaced by a number of substitute fibres and additives.
Due to its low cost, its high strength, its fire resistance, water tightness, light weight, and its resistance to parasites and erosion, fibre-cement composite products today find more applications than ever before, with the technical properties far exceeding what was once thought possible, such as to enable cheap, fast, and durable housing, all while leaving architects the full array of design possibilities.

Products

Minerals

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Minerals make an important impact when used in concrete or fibre-cement. Whether minerals are used to improve the production process, to increase the quality of the final product, or whether minerals are used as main ingredients, they always provide optimum results. Our minerals are selected for their high quality and strength properties and are used in fibre-cement and in concrete. We trade in Chrysotile, Sepiolite, Vermiculite, and Wollastonite.

Synthetic Fibres

Synthetic fibres increase the durability and tensile strength of fibre-cement and of concrete products.Selected for their high strength and optimal mixability with cement, our synthetic fibres are manufactured for specifically for fibre-cement and concrete usage, as well as for specific products such as gaskets, brake lining, or speciality papers. We trade in three kinds of synthetic fibres – High Tenacity High modulus Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) fibres, Polypropylene (PP) fibres, and glass fibres (type E).

Construction Materials

The non-asbestos fibre-cement world has created some remarkable products which were unthinkable only a few years ago. We trade in fibre-cement products of all types, thus taking the partnerships with our stakeholders to another level. In this, we promote the usage of non-asbestos products worldwide, and are today at the forefront in the construction of modern affordable houses, together with our partners, and with a strong focus on Africa.

Pulp

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A renewable resource, wood pulp has become one of the main ingredients of modern fibre cement composite mixes, with aim of improving the water filtration during the production, as well as to increasing the tensile strength of the final product. Our pulps are carefully selected to suit the high requirements of the fibre-cement industry. We trade in Unbleached Softwood Kraft Pulp, Bleached Softwood Kraft Pulp, Bleached Hardwood Kraft Pulp, and waste papers, mainly for usage in fibre-cement.

Additives

Additives are used to improve the overall fibre and cement or concrete mix, to improve the production process, and to increase the strength properties of the final products. We focus throughout the selection on stable quality in view of optimum results. We trade in silica fume, aluminium hydroxide, antifoaming, and flocculants.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Polymers

Unrelated to fibre-cement, polymers are not any less important since we find them in almost everything that surrounds us. We trade in a number of polymers, which find a large number of application, amongst which are PET (Polyethylene terephthalate), HDPE (High-density polyethylene), PVC (Polyvinyl chloride), LDPE (Low-density polyethylene), PP (Polypropylene), and PVA (Polyvinyl alcohol).

Locations

The world is our office. In everything that we do, no matter where we are, we embody the values of our home office – precision, reliability, and high quality of product, service, and knowledge.

Switzerland

Chemin des Pralies 6
P.O. Box 44
1279 Bogis-Bossey
Switzerland
+41 22 960 1040

 

Bangkok
500/2 K M Riverside Building
Rama 3 Road
Bang Khlo,
Khet Bang Kholaem
Bangkok 10120
Thailand
+66 98 285 88 74

Brasilia
Shis Qi, 13 Conjunto 10,
Casa 16, Lago Sul
Brasilia D.F. 71635-100
Brazil
+55 61 9988 9538


Harare
6, St. Georges Street
Ardebennie, Harare,
Zimbabwe
+263 772 713 996

Istanbul
Knk Kimya Ambalaj San ve Dış TicaretLtd Şti
Kartaltepe Mahallese 61
Sokak 43/5 Bayrampaşa
34140 İstanbul
+90 533 503 6858


Kuala Lumpur
A-15-3A Trefoil @ Setia City
No.2, Jln Setia Dagang AH
U13/AH Setia Alam, Seksyen
U13, 40170, Shah Alam,
Selangor, Malaysia
+60 18 203 8699

London
95 South Worple Way
London SW14 8ND
United Kingdom
+44 7919 573 576

Moscow
Skakovaya str 17
4th floor, office 1404
Moscow 125040
Russia
+7 985 786 1668



Odessa
27 Bunin Str. Apt 29
Odessa 65026
Ukraine
+380 95 767 26 39



Singapore
38A Jalan Mat Jambol
#02-11 Island View
Singapore 119519
Singapore
+65 9678 6087