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17. July 2018: The Vietnam Drymix Mortar Meeting, HCMC

Uniting the Vietnam Drymix Mortar Industry


For the past few years, Vietnam has enjoyed a robust economy and is showing permanently increased building activity. This not only refers to new construction (mainly residential and commercial real estate, tourism investment and development of light industrial zones) but also to an increasing volume of renovation and refurbishment, mostly for the mediocre and fast-built edifices from the boom years 2001 to 2010. Also the infrastructure has seen a lot of improvement and repair.
In this phase, Vietnam definitely needs the influx of construction technology and knowhow, in order to improve building efficiency and overall quality and durability. Investors (both foreign and National) will no longer accept conventional technology and finishing, but rather expect high-class and top-standard buildings. Drymix mortar technology is being used in Vietnam since 1995, but still the main application is skim coats and similar putties. Thus, entrepreneurs in Vietnam have a lot of potential to venture into new applications such as renders (plasters), tile adhesives and grouts, thick and thin screeds, concrete renovation and thermal insulation to just name a few.
The South East Asia Drymix Mortar Association SEADMA is promoting the use of drymix mortars and adjacent technologies (such as machine installation) throughout the territory of ASEAN. Over the past few years, SEADMA has also become an umbrella organization for local chapters which already exist in The Philippines (PhilDMMA), Indonesia (Promindo), Thailand (ThaiDMMA, a sub chapter in Thai Concrete Association TCA) and recently Malaysia (MDMMA). It is the intention of the SEADMA Vietnam Kick-Off meeting to unite the drymix mortar industry of Vietnam, determine the current situation and formulate the goals for the future. SEADMA proposes to form a neutral and independent Vietnam Drymix Mortar Manufacturers Association (VietDMMA) to give the industry the chance to speak in one voice to regulators such as Government Agencies of Institutions as well as see to a proper standardization of drymix mortars. VietDMMA will also coordinate the promotion for mortar applications to come.

Past Meetings, Conferences, Events

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8th Annual SEADMA Conference, 28. Nov. 2013, Kuala Lumpur

The 8th Annual SEADMA Conference took place at Aloft Hotel KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 28. Nov. 2013. Over 120 drymix mortar came for this key networking event in South East Asia for the drymix mortar industry. The full day conference featured 12 technical lectures as well as the SEADMA Annual General Assembly (AGM). The SEADMA/MEDMA Technical Bulletin 08 was published on occasion of this conference. For the Programme click undefinedhere.

2nd Malaysia Executive Forum on Drymix Mortars, Kuala Lumpur, 28. August 2013

The Second Malaysia Executive Forum on Drymix Mortars took place at Putra World Trade Center in Kuala Lumpur, on 28. August 2013, it was organized jointly by The Malaysia Construction Industry Development Board CIDB and The South East Asia Drymix Mortar Association SEADMA. This Technical Symposium was attended by over 60 construction experts and legislators. Apart from the programme about the specifications and applications of skim coats, tile adhesives, renders and concrete renovation, it featured a panel discussion moderated by Matthias Gelber. Supporters included Aalborg Portland Cement (M), Baumann Equipment (China), Laticrete (S), MC Bauchemie (M) and Pye Products (M). Dato‘ Seri Ir Dr Judin Abd Karim, Chief Executive Officer of CIDB welcomed the delegates with a short speech stressing the need of sophisticated, efficient and durable building materials as well as well-trained consultants, construction workers and foremen. Ferdinand Leopolder, Secretary General of SEADMA, moderated the Forum and contributed a lecture on international standards. A continuation of the Forum was agreed upon as well as the founding of a Malaysia Chapter of SEADMA. Dr. Chen Sau Soon, Chairwoman of SIRIM's Environmental Technology Division, assured the assembly of SIRIM's support when it comes to standardizing the most important drymix mortar applications.

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7th Annual SEADMA Conference, Jakarta, Indonesia, 20. November 2012

The 7th Annual SEADMA Conference and Industry Showcase took place in Jakarta, Indonesia on 20. November 2012.

The SEADMA Technical Bulletin 07 was published on occasion of this event.

SEADMA also held its Annual General Meeting there, including elections of the new Board (Executive Committee.