Autoclaved Sand-Lime Products with a Polypropylene Mesh

Paulina Kostrzewa, Anna Stępień
2017 IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering  
The paper presents the results of the research on modifications of silicate bricks with a polypropylene mesh and their influence on physical, mechanical and microstructural properties of such bricks. The main goal of the paper was to determine effects of the polypropylene mesh on sand-lime product parameters. The analysis has focused on compressive strength, water absorption, bulk density and structural features of the material. The obtained product is characterized by improved basic
more » ... ed basic performance characteristics compared to traditional silicate products. Using the polypropylene mesh increased compressive strength by 25% while decreasing the product density. The modified products retain their form and do not disintegrate after losing their bearing capacity.
doi:10.1088/1757-899x/245/2/022069 fatcat:co2erpfsl5bkzlceadqq4aindi