GLASS FIBER REINFORCED CONCRETE

Each construction material features unique properties for which it is known. The knowledge of these properties and subsequent proper utilization may significantly influence the final effect of the whole piece of work – whether we consider it from a technical, aesthetical, ecological or healthcare point of view.

Products made of glass fiber reinforced concrete are constantly growing in popularity due to its ideal physico-mechanical properties and are widely applied in architecture and civil engineering. This fact encouraged the DAKO Brno, spol. s r.o. company to focus on their development, manufacturing and assembly. Gained experience gave rise to the DAKOBET material series which earned its place among traditional construction materials in the building industry.

Typical features of DAKOBET products are their high strength and durability combined with relatively low weight. This minimizes transport costs significantly and facilitates easy manipulation and assembly. These features exist due to the spreading of alkali-resistant glass fibre in the basic mixture of Portland cement, sand, water and other admixtures. Fine-grained particles in the composite structure guarantee low water absorption and frost resistance.

BASIC POSSIBILITIES OF MATERIAL DAKOBET APPLICATION

  • Vented façades
  • Architectural façade supplements
  • Cladding of bridge structures
  • Interior furnishing
  • High-volume planters
  • Urban furniture (benches, circular benches)
  • Chimney heads
  • Balcony boards
  • 3D elements
  • Sheathing of buildings' attic

Other various products utilizing our material's strength, low weight and thus easy handling.

CHARACTERISTIC PROPERTIES

Volumetric mass density in a dry state min. 1950 kg.m-3
Tensile strength at bending >16 MPa a >18 MPa
IZOD impact strength 8 kJ.m-2
Frost resistance coefficient T150 >0,95
Chemical resistance 150 cycles
Flammability according to ČSN EN 13501-1 + A1 (without surface finish)       group A – inflammable

 

Very low weight is not a standard but a very important property in comparison to another material basis which is given by a shell element structure.