Wood aggregate for modular construction

Lightweight precast concrete made with AGRESLITH-C® is eco-friendly and can be used for any kind of construction and renovation. Combination of wood and concrete ensures thermal-acoustic insulation. Besides its energy efficiency and aesthetic versatility, it also provides outstanding durability (resistant to rot, mold growth, etc.) and rapid construction.

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Lightweight concrete made with mineralized wood chips, AGRESLITH-C®, is an ecological alternative for modular construction. It combines all of the structural advantages of concrete with the aesthetic quality of wood.

Properties and Advantages :

ECOLOGICAL
  • Source materials, wood chips and cement, are 100% natural. There is no polystyrene plastics or foams used in the manufacturing process.
  • Usage of renewable raw material from forest maintenance works.
  • Due to its composition, it absorbs more CO2.
  • Environmentally friendly and sustainable building materials.
ECONOMICAL
  • Rapid construction, less labor demand.
  • Reduces dead loads: Saves shipping costs and handling costs.
  • Energy-efficent buildings: Reduced heating and cooling costs.
  • Durability: Less maintenance costs.
SAFE
  • Fire Resistance: Concrete with AGRESLITH-C® is nonflammable (classified M1); it does not burn, melt or sustain a fire.
  • No toxic gas emission: Unlike polystyrene or foam based concrete; concrete with AGRESLITH-C® doesn't release of toxic smoke during a fire.
  • Earthquake Resistance: Protection against natural catastrophes such as earthquakes. Wood concrete walls absorb vibrations without much damage.
WEIGHT REDUCTION
  • By choosing AGRESLITH-C®, one can expect to reduce the weight of a cubic meter of concrete to approximately 500 kg/m3 to 1,100 kg/m3 or a maximum potential reduction of approximately 75% by dry weight.

ACOUSTIC & THERMAL INSULATION

  • Conventional concrete is a poor insulating material while lightweight concrete made of AGRESLITH-C® provides highly effective acoustic and thermal insulation.
  • 10 cm concrete with AGRESLITH-C® reduces noise up to 55dB.
SAWABLE & SCREWABLE & NAILABLE
  • Concrete with AGRESLITH-C® allows the installation of screws and nails without using drill or rawlplug.
HYGROTHERMAL BALANCE
  • Mineralized wood chips coated with cement, has the characteristic of storing and releasing moisture (water vapor -not liquid water) depending on the environmental conditions.
  • It regulates indoor RH (relative humidity) levels at a healthy and comfortable level.
CO2 STORING
  • Stocks 350Kg of CO2 / m3.
  • No CO2 emission into the air.
INDUSTRIAL COMPATIBILITY
  • Concrete with mineralized wood chip AGRESLITH-C® is compatible with chemical admixtures such as superplasticizer.
  • Precasted elements made with AGRESLITH-C® can be done on vibrating table.
PARTICLE SIZE
  • AGRESTA is able to produce wood chips in any size according to the characteristics of your project (0-3 mm, 4-10 mm, 10-20 mm or specific size).
STORAGE
  • Unlike polystyrene, mineralized wood chips' storage is very easy. It can be stocked in bulk. It doesn't fly or pollute the production area.