LIGHTWEIGHT VERMICULITE CONCRETE

Vermiculite Concrete

Vermiculite Concrete Introduction Vermiculite concrete is a low density non-structural construction product. It is insulating (both thermally and acoustically) and intrinsically fire resistant. It is normally made simply by mixing exfoliated vermiculite as the aggregate, with cement and water, plus additives such as plasticisers if required.

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Lightweight and Concrete Screeds - The Vermiculite Association

Application of vermiculite based roof screed (Photo courtesy of the Strong Company) The finer grades of exfoliated vermiculite can be used with portland cement and other aggregates, placing aids and water to produce roof and floor concrete screeds or concretes which

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LIGHTWEIGHT VERMICULITE CONCRETE

LIGHTWEIGHT VERMICULITE CONCRETE. VERMECULITE is a natural mineral that expands with the application of heat. The expansion process is called exfoliation and it is routinely accomplished in purpose-designed commercial furnaces. Vermiculite is formed by hydration of certain basaltic minerals. Large commercial vermiculite mines currently exist in ...

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Vermiculite Insulating Concrete--The Schundler Company

Vermiculite concrete roof deck systems allow architects, engineers and contractors versatility in design, high performance and reasonable cost. These systems will use a lightweight concrete consisting of portland cement, water and vermiculite concrete aggregate.

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Vermiculite Roof Deck and Insulating Concrete Concrete ...

Mar 01, 1961  Vermiculite's thermal conductivity (K factor), ranges from .6 to .97 BTU per hour per square foot (degrees F. per inch), depending mainly on the mix ratio. The lighter the concrete, the better (lower) the K factor. The most common use of vermiculite lightweight concrete is for light, structural roof decks, and for insulation fill over metal ...

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Make Lightweight Concrete Garden Boxes - Vermiculite ...

Feb 21, 2021  Make your own Lightweight Concrete Garden Boxes! This is PART 3, showing options to make your garden boxes from lightweight concrete. You can build these forms and precast your own 48″, 36″, or 24″ reinforced lightweight concrete panels that link together to make long lasting and durable concrete garden boxes.

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Curing Concrete With Vermiculite DoItYourself

Aug 05, 2009  Vermiculite mixed with concrete creates a lightweight concrete that will cure in a longer amount of time. A longer curing time equals stronger concrete. Here’s what you need to know about using vermiculite. 1. What Is Vermiculite? Vermiculite is a type of aggregate that is created when volcanic rock is heated to extreme temperatures.

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SCHUNDLER COMPANY--Mixers for Vermiculite and Perlite Concrete

Perlite and vermiculite concrete aggregates combined with portland cement and water produce a lightweight insulating concrete used for vinyl liner swimming pool bottoms, lightweight roof decks, floor fills, lightweight structural decks, insulation for steam and coolant lines, bases of cryogenic storage tanks, oven insulation, interstitial spaces in reconditioned water and sewer lines ...

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THE SCHUNDLER COMPANY, Edison, New Jersey, NJ 08817-4724

perlite and vermiculite products such as loosefill insulation,horticultural grades, lightweight aggregates and special industrial grades and antiskid products and soil mixes.

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Lightweight Insulating Concrete Dicalite Management Group

By itself or in combination with sand and other aggregates, vermiculite can be mixed with a portland cement binder to produce a lightweight insulating concrete. The benefits are stunning, with a weight reduction of 140 lbs to 18.37 lbs per cubic foot and insulation values 20 times or more greater than those of structural concrete

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NUKOKRETE™ – Light Weight Concrete – Newkem Access to ...

NUKOKRETE™, a lightweight insulating concrete with its excellent insulating properties enables architects, engineers and contractors versatility in design, energy efficient construction, high thermal and physical performance. NUKOKRETE is a dry premix consisting of vermiculite, which is a lightweight insulating aggregate, portland cement and ...

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Concrete Vermiculite Aggregate, 4 Cu. Ft. Bag

Concrete Vermiculite Aggregate, 4 Cu. Ft. Bag. The 37BVCC is a concrete aggregate vermiculite used to create a lightweight and insulating concrete that can be used on various forms of bases suitable to a variety of engineering designs. This concrete aggregate is often used for roof deck systems and works with most concrete, wood, and metal ...

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Vermiculite The Strong Company, Inc.

Vermiculite concrete roof deck systems allow architects, engineers and contractors versatility in design, high performance and reasonable cost. These systems will use a lightweight concrete consisting of portland cement, water and vermiculite concrete aggregate.

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GRANUTEC® vermiculite - CMMP - Knowde

Lightweight and insulating concrete. GRANUTEC® vermiculite mixed with Portland cement and water (or a resin if necessary) in proportions that vary according to the desired strength and insulation factors produces a concrete that is light, insulating and fire-resistant. This type of concrete is used in roof or floor coverings, as well as in the ...

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Incorporation of expanded vermiculite lightweight ...

Aug 10, 2018  In this study, reduction of about 50% and 63% was found when expanded vermiculite was incorporated at volume replacements of 30% and 60%, respectively. Reduced strength of mortar due to increased volume of lightweight aggregates such as expanded perlite [15] and expanded polystyrene [16] were previously reported.

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Green Home Building: Light-weight Concrete

Perlite and Vermiculite Concrete. This type of lightweight concrete has a long history of industrial and construction uses; it can be highly insulating, and is especially useful where its light weight is an advantage, such as on roof structures.

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How To Mix Vermiculite Concrete - Dineen Sales

This mix (6:1) will make about 0.1m³ of lightweight concrete. For 8:1 use 14kgs of Cement Pour vermiculite from the bag into mixer, add the correct proportion of Portland cement, mix together and add the water - do not make or use a sloppy mix. The vermiculite concrete can then be placed and lightly tamped into position. Do not compact heavily.

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How to Make Lightweight Concrete Hunker

As the name implies, lightweight concrete is a lighter version of the traditional concrete mixture usually used by contractors. It is made by mixing a lighter aggregate, such as perlite, vermiculite or Styrofoam in place of heavier coarse aggregates in with the concrete to reduce the overall weight.

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An experimental investigation on light-weight concrete ...

Jan 01, 2020  Concrete block having an over-dry density range of approximately 300 to a most of 2000 kg/m 3 thought of as lightweight concrete. It's a mixture of cement, water, vermiculate and course aggregate with fines (sand) omitted. When previous wetting with water the aggregates are mixed properly with the cement and blend water [3].

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ZONOLITE LIGHTWEIGHT INSULATING CONCRETE

ZONOLITE LIGHTWEIGHT INSULATING CONCRETE . Description . Vermiculite is a form of mica that expands when heated. A principal derived from this material is Zonolite stabilized concrete aggregate. Zonolite, when mixed with a Portland cement binder, in lieu of sand gravel aggregate and gravel aggregate, produces a lightweight insulating concrete.

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Vermiculite for Construction, Fireproof Boards, Loss fill ...

Exfoliated vermiculite (typically the finer grades) can be added at site to portland cement and other aggregates, rheological aids and water to produce roof and floor concrete screeds or lightweight concrete which have the benefit of being lightweight and insulating.

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Construction Concrete Dicalite Management Group

Lightweight concrete roofs and floors. Finer grades of exfoliated vermiculite can be added at site to portland cement and other aggregates for roof and floor concrete applications or lightweight concrete, with the intention of imparting the benefit of being lightweight and insulating. Loose-fill insulation uses

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Appropriate Applications for Lightweight Concrete

Nevertheless, if the aggregates are lightweight mineral, inert and fire-proof aggregates like perlite or vermiculite or other aggregates like pumice or expanded shale, then the concrete probably would be OK and could withstand a lot of heat.

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NUKOKRETE™ – Light Weight Concrete – Newkem Access to ...

NUKOKRETE™, a lightweight insulating concrete with its excellent insulating properties enables architects, engineers and contractors versatility in design, energy efficient construction, high thermal and physical performance. NUKOKRETE is a dry premix consisting of vermiculite, which is a lightweight insulating aggregate, portland cement and ...

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Incorporation of expanded vermiculite lightweight ...

Aug 10, 2018  In this study, reduction of about 50% and 63% was found when expanded vermiculite was incorporated at volume replacements of 30% and 60%, respectively. Reduced strength of mortar due to increased volume of lightweight aggregates such as expanded perlite [15] and expanded polystyrene [16] were previously reported.

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ZONOLITE LIGHTWEIGHT INSULATING CONCRETE

ZONOLITE LIGHTWEIGHT INSULATING CONCRETE . Description . Vermiculite is a form of mica that expands when heated. A principal derived from this material is Zonolite stabilized concrete aggregate. Zonolite, when mixed with a Portland cement binder, in lieu of sand gravel aggregate and gravel aggregate, produces a lightweight insulating concrete.

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(PDF) IRJET- STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOUR OF LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE ...

IRJET- STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOUR OF LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE BEAM BY USING VERMICULITE. IRJET Journal. Download PDF. Download Full PDF Package. This paper. A short summary of this paper. 37 Full PDFs related to this paper. READ PAPER. IRJET- STRUCTURAL BEHAVIOUR OF LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE BEAM BY USING VERMICULITE. Download.

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How To Make Lightweight Concrete?

Vermiculite concrete has at least ten times the insulation value of regular mortar or concrete so you could be using a lightweight vermiculite concrete to fill a wall built from stacked cinder blocks. Block walls can be hollow, or they can have steel threaded down into them as well as being filled with concrete

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GRANUTEC® vermiculite - CMMP - Knowde

Lightweight and insulating concrete. GRANUTEC® vermiculite mixed with Portland cement and water (or a resin if necessary) in proportions that vary according to the desired strength and insulation factors produces a concrete that is light, insulating and fire-resistant. This type of concrete is used in roof or floor coverings, as well as in the ...

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Vermiculite for Construction, Fireproof Boards, Loss fill ...

Exfoliated vermiculite (typically the finer grades) can be added at site to portland cement and other aggregates, rheological aids and water to produce roof and floor concrete screeds or lightweight concrete which have the benefit of being lightweight and insulating.

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How to Make Lightweight Concrete Hunker

As the name implies, lightweight concrete is a lighter version of the traditional concrete mixture usually used by contractors. It is made by mixing a lighter aggregate, such as perlite, vermiculite or Styrofoam in place of heavier coarse aggregates in with the concrete to reduce the overall weight.

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SCHUNDLER COMPANY CONSTRUCTION USES OF PERLITE AND VERMICULITE

Vermiculite Lightweight, Insulating Concrete including a summary of ASTM C-332, Group I specifications. Air Entrainment and Pumping Equipment . Special or Unusual Lightweight Concrete Mix Designs (for special or unusual applications. Perlite Concrete Blocks for Use in LNG Tank Construction

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Appropriate Applications for Lightweight Concrete

Nevertheless, if the aggregates are lightweight mineral, inert and fire-proof aggregates like perlite or vermiculite or other aggregates like pumice or expanded shale, then the concrete probably would be OK and could withstand a lot of heat.

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SECTION 03 52 00 - LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE ROOF

Interstitial Deck: After curing for not less than 30 days, for vermiculite and perlite concrete, apply one (1) coat of sealer at a rate not less than 11.6 square meters per litre (125 square feet per gallon) to insulating concrete in accordance with sealer manufacturer’s specification.

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Low Density Concretes Concrete Construction Magazine

Vermiculite is a soft, laminated, mica-like mineral that when heated and exfoliated becomes a lightweight aggregate of great value for fill and insulating concrete. The components of vermiculite insulating concrete are expanded vermiculite aggregate, air-entraining admixture, Portland cement, and water, all mixed and applied according to ...

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Lightweight Screed - LAF Group

LIGHTWEIGHT SCREED. In LAF’s case lightweight concrete toppings are predominantly blends of vermiculite aggregates mixed with cements of various grades (depending on the use). The mixes may be used for floor or roof toppings and have great benefits in terms of strength, durability, impact resistance and low weight.

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How Strong is Lightweight Concrete? - Deflection Test ...

Feb 21, 2021  I test the deflection of several lightweight concrete garden box panels under a point load — to find out how strong is lightweight concrete. These panels link together to make long lasting rot-proof garden boxes. I test 4 lightweight panels made from Perlite, Vermiculite, Lava Rock with portland and CSA cement. Some broke and some didn’t.

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