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Take lightweight concrete to new heights.
ELEMIX is an innovative and proven concrete additive made of specially engineered polymeric spheres – lightweight synthetic particles (LSP) – that disperse uniformly throughout a concrete mix to replace a significant volume andweight of both normal and lightweight aggregate. ELEMIX evenly disperses throughout a mix to ensure uniform strength.
By reducing the weight of the flooring systems for a multi-story building, there is a reduction in the total steel required to support the building. This reduction in steel equates to a total reduction in cost of materials for the project.
Lighter precast concrete allows for more units to be placed onto delivery trucks, thus reducing the environmental impact by limiting the amount of deliveries required. Studies show that ELEMIX improves resistance to cracking and fire, and adds durability to freeze-thaw, all of which adds up to better life-cycle performance.
When low density concrete is desired ELEMIX provides reliable measurable low density right at the point of mixing. There is no increase of density due to loss of air in the concrete. ELEMIX acts as a structural void or as "solid air". Because ELEMIX is a closed cell particle there is no loss of slump during pumping or placing.
ELEMIX is suitable for any application where lightweight and durability are important. ELEMIX has been successfully trialed in numerous commercial applications, including:
Low Density Concrete
Hospitals and Museums
Geofoam and Slope Stabilization
Elevated Concrete Decks / Insulated Concrete Roofs
Retaining Wall Backfill
Concrete Roof Tiles
Other manufactured concrete products
Why ELEMIX Additive?
ELEMIX distributes uniformly, creating mid to lightweight structural concrete with improved physical characteristics in everywaythat matters — resistance to cracking and fire; ease of placement; and durability to freezing and thawing.
Also, it provides architects, structural engineers, builders and developers with a concrete additive that changes the way projects are designed, built and maintained.
Design flexibility with smaller columns, thinner slabs and more usable floor space
Structural savings with less reinforcing steel required and reduced foundation costs
Global specification with consistent product shape, size, weight and density available worldwide
Construction savings with reduced materials, transportation costs, time, handling and placement
Increased energy efficiency with enhanced R-value
The Science of ELEMIX
Science creates the closed-cell, honeycomb-like interior structure of ELEMIX, which gives concrete the ability to absorb energy and improve thermal insulation performance – reducing cracking while maintaining durability.
Because ELEMIX is uniform and has very low abrasion qualities, it pumps, places and finishes easily with less wear on equipment. Excellent when used in low density concrete mixes for applications ranging from structural floor slabs to insulated roof decks to engineered backfill.
We are rethinking the way concrete is manufactured by making concrete construction more efficient and environmentally responsible.
ELEMIX concrete additive:
Dramatically cuts construction time, cost, and materials
Pumps, places and finishes easily to greater heights and farther distances
Significantly reduces building load by minimizing steel reinforcement
Resists freeze-thaw cracking, promising near-permanent durability
Delivers improved thermal performance
Adhering to ASTM standards, our technical development and support team works hard to continually develop new mix designs and product features to improve concrete. ELEMIX is UL approved (#D2974) and meets ASTM Test requirements for structural concrete.
For complete technical manual or additional information, contact us.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
Fast-forward to 18:04 to see scientists use ELEMIX to help solve a "Mystery of Easter Island" (NOVA, 11/07/12 on PBS)
Use of ELEMIX to develop a 30 pcf non-segregating concrete mix for a floor leveling project.
Project where ELEMIX was used as a low density fill application for the annular space in a mine shaft.