In a further step to adapt and enhance our product range to the local needs of our customers, Doka has started a cooperation with MFE, a leading aluminum formwork supplier, to offer a light, cost efficiency aluminum slab system.
Aluminum panel system with multiple advantages
The Doka Lightdek produced by MFE will extend Doka’s product range in slab formwork solutions. It combines multiple advantages such as weight, durability and cost efficiency. The panels are suitable for slab thicknesses of up to 650 mm with a usable lifespan of hundreds of re-uses with proper care and maintenance. The standard panel size is 1.2m x 1.8m but sizes can be customized to suit customer needs when required. They are easily erected from below, with no ladders or cranes needed. The 2-stage lowering function and crown head plate nodes prevent panels accidentally falling. Special in-fill zones are easily managed with special parts for simple integration of timber/plywood for in-fill areas around columns, beams walls, etc. Where an additional platform is required beyond the slab perimeter the Doka Lightdek can accommodate a 1.0m offset from the slab edge. This is sufficient room for post tensioning operations.
Doka is now starting a market introduction within India as the distributor for Doka Lightdek. We believe that the combined vast experience of Doka and MFE within the System Formwork Business will bring our customers strong benefits in these highly competitive times.
Doka is a world leader in developing, manufacturing and distributing formwork technology for use in all fields of the construction sector. With more than 160 sales and logistics facilities in over 70 countries, Doka has a high-performing distribution network. It ensures that equipment and technical support are provided swiftly and professionally. Doka is an Umdasch Group company with a workforce of more than 6,700 employees worldwide.
MFE was formed in Malaysia in 1991 to accommodate the regional demand for high-quality, efficient and cost-effective construction solutions. Since those early days, MFE has developed into a world-leader in Aluminum Formwork Systems by providing customers with continued product innovation and unparalleled quality and service.