Scancem Materials




Business Background/Overview

Scancem Materials is a major distributor of condensed silica fume and fibres, both synthetic and steel fibres in Asia. Scancem Materials (SM) was formed in 1993 with a head office in Australia and was a subsidiary of Scancem Chemicals (a member of the Scancem group of companies) that later became Heidelberger Cement. Our silica fume and fibres trading business for the whole region is now a private company and run out of Singapore with office in Malaysia.

Scancem Materials' silica fume is sold throughout Asia. It is quality assured and competitively priced. Scanfibre, our range of steel fibres, has become a leading brand for slabs on ground and shotcrete. Scanfibre is supported by tried and tested design methods. Detailed technical and design advice is provided. Scancem Materials also supply nylon and polypropylene(both micro and macro) fibres for control of crackings in concrete.

Scancem Materials is proud to have supplied our silica fume to major projects like the Petronas Twin Towers, Port of Tanjung Pelepas, Berjaya Times Square and Butterworth Outer Ring Road in Malaysia and the Changi Water Reclamation Project in Singapore where about 20,000tons of silica fume was used. In Philippines, we supplied to the Malampaya Concrete Gravity Platform and in Vietnam, the Nam Son Con Petrochemical Plant. For our Scanfibres, we are proud to have supplied to the 40,000m2 carpark for the IKEA Furniture Store in Kuala Lumpur, the largest IKEA store in South East Asia and the 28,000m2 hangar and apron for the Malaysia Institute of Aviation Technology in Dengkil, Selangor, Malaysia, the Maintenance Hangar for Sepang Aircraft Engineering in Sepang, KLIA and currently the Giant Distribution Centre in Salak Tinggi. In India we have supplied our steel fiber to the Maneri Bhali Hydropower project for the tunnel lining.

Area(s) of Specialty/Expertise

High Performance Concrete
Designing Steel fibre reinforced concrete slab on grade, slab on piles and concrete toppings.

Products & Services

  • Steel fibres
  • Synthetic fibres
  • Silica Fume or microsilica
  • Pigments

Scancem Materials are able to provide technical support related to most aspects of the use of our products in High Performance Concrete in construction.  This support takes the form of:

  • Meeting with the owner, architect, engineer and/or contractor to develop a cost effective and technically appropriate silica fume or steel fibre reinforced concrete option that invariably offers advantages to all parties; “the win, win, win approach".
  • Presentation to interested parties on the mechanisms by which Silica Fume Concrete provides solutions to construction problems or Scanfibre Reinforced Concrete for replacement of wire mesh in ground slabs.
  • Report preparation that details the design methods and assumptions used for any analysis undertaken and include published papers supporting the use of these design methods.
  • Use of computer models to calculate dosages of special additives.