Expanded Clay Aggregate (ECA), Mechanics, Lightweight, ECA,

Mechanics

Expanded Clay Aggregate (ECA) blocks are largely used in building structures exposed to earth pressure. The durability against moisture, frost resistance, low thermal conductivity and high mechanical strength makes Expanded Clay Aggregate (ECA) blocks a superior product for this challenging application.

Expanded Clay Aggregate (ECA) is 100% inert but light weight provides comprehensive strength to the building structure. Expanded Clay Aggregate (ECA) protects the building against natural erosion and calamities. The fine balance of low density and high compressive strength is the primary advantage for Expanded Clay Aggregate (ECA) wall elements. This unique property makes it possible to manufacture a large array of products that’s meets the needs of multiple element types.

The load bearing capacity of wall made of Expanded Clay Aggregate (ECA) is excellent, typically 2 to 8 N/mm² (MPa). Expanded Clay Aggregate (ECA) blocks are used in load and non-load bearing structures in various buildings. Expanded Clay Aggregate (ECA) blocks with mortars and reinforcement, forms an excellent product that works against horizontal and vertical loads.

Fixing and fastening with Expanded Clay Aggregate (ECA) masonry units is easier compared to other construction materials available in the market.

Expanded clay block walls are designed according to EN 1996-1-1 (Eurocode 6). Design is based on normalized compressive strength of the blocks while Expanded Clay Panels are to EN 1520 and EN 1992-1-1.

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