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Concrete Technology

Cutting edge technology produces extraordinary results.

Port Living Company manufactures a wide range of concrete products which have unique aesthetic and performance characteristics: FDA compliant concrete, refractory concrete blends which can withstand demanding burn testing, blends that can excel in extreme outdoor environments, concrete that has extraordinary ductile and tensile strengths, and  exotic blends of concrete that have self healing properties... These are only some of the unique requirements that have been presented to our team of technicians over the years, and we always welcome the challenges that accompany novel applications.

PLC casts 100% Pure Concrete with no added polymers, gypsums or harmful chemicals.

Most of the PLC houseware product line is composed of DuctalⓇ Ultra High Performance Concrete. UHPC is a designation given to a class of concrete which exhibits extremely high strengths and a disconnected pore structure which make it impervious to water and oil.

Unlike concrete that contains polymers like polyesters and acrylics, UHPC gains strength and durability from carefully graded aggregates with specific mineral composition and extremely low water ratios.

Our hallmark mix is denser, harder, and more durable than hybrid mixes that use non cementitious admixtures like acrylics or polyesters. Casting PLC products with pure concrete has the added benefit of being suitable for food grade applications as we seal with FDA approved sealers and finish with a specially formulated vegetable based buffing compound.

The UHPC that is used for PLC products may be composed from simple elements, but it is one of the most advanced concrete technologies in the world.

Port Living Company and DuctalⓇ. A partnership cemented in the mutual pursuit of innovation.

In 2017 PLC formed a partnership with the Ductal division of LafargeHolcim.   PLC not only has the distinction of being one of the few concrete precasters in the world that is licensed to offer products composed of the patented Ductal blend of Ultra High Performing Concrete, but PLC also has the benefit of access to a research team of of over 200 of the most qualified concrete specialists in the industry. Port Living Company, Ductal and the LafageHolcim R&D division collaborate to support any concrete development challenge.