Dry building mixtures
Dry mixtures with Kerwood® granules
Kerwood® foamed ceramic microspheres make an excellent filler for plasters, putty pastes and similar mortars of dry mixtures. Granules made of foamed ceramics significantly improve characteristics of these building materials due to a number of their unique qualities. They also bring a direct benefit.
Spheres of use
Kerwood® foamed ceramic microspheres are successfully used in fillers for wall leveling, various layers of plaster. Due to the weight reduction of the finishing agent, mixtures with these granules can be used on unstable surfaces. Owing to its resistance to negative environmental factors (temperature differences, ultraviolet, moisture) Kerwood® filler is suitable for any latitude and natural conditions. Creamy-white colour of the granules makes it possible to obtain a light mixture, which is important for designers.
Foamed ceramic granules can be used for demineralization (an important task in the restoration of historical masonry). Such a compress is able to remove up to 1.6 kilograms of salt per square meter of masonry during the needed time.
New qualities of dry mixtures
Lightweight filler Kerwood® improves qualities of almost all types of dry building mixtures. Speaking about technical aspects, the main advantages of using these granules are:
- BEST SURFACE LEVELING
It is achieved due to the spherical form of the filler: you get a much more effective grouting, a more even plaster layer.
- INCREASED THICKNESS OF THE LAYER
The combination of volume and light weight of microspheres allows to apply a thicker layer of the plaster or putty paste in one pass.
- PROTECTION AGAINST CRACKS
It is facilitated due to a decrease in Young’s modulus (longitudinal elasticity).
- SOUND ABSORPTION AND THERMAL INSULATION
The invariable advantage of Kerwood® granules is the porous structure of the filler and the reduction in the density of the material contributing to the fact that sounds are effectively absorbed and heat is retained indoors.
- FIRE SAFETY
Kerwood® foamed ceramics perfectly resists high temperatures: it prevents the spread of fire and does not produce any harmful substances during heating.
There’s no need to worry about multiplying bacteria and fungi.
It’s also necessary to note that finishing materials including Kerwood® granules in their composition are characterized by increased resistance to ultraviolet radiation. The stability of the qualities of granules is confirmed by certificates.
Your economic benefits
In addition to improving technical characteristics, economic reasons perform an important argument for the use of Kerwood® foamed ceramic microspheres. Your material benefit is provided by the following factors:
- INCREASED PRODUCT OUTPUT
Its growth is up to 35%, and manufacturers can not help appreciating it.
- SMALL WEIGHT OF THE READY MIXTURE
While the volume of the dry mixture remains the same, the reduced weight leads to a reduction in shipping costs.
- SIMPLIFICATION AND ACCELERATION OF WORK
Kerwood® granules have a positive effect on the speed of drying of the mixture. In addition, using our filler makes it much more convenient to work with the material.
- REDUCING POWER INPUTS
It is important for owners to make a cheaper heating of the building: thermal insulation qualities of Kerwood® foamed ceramics contribute to this.
Thus, thanks to the Kerwood® lightweight filler, you can cut down financial costs and increase profitability.