MINERAL CASTING, POLYMER CONCRETE AND THERMOSET
WEIGHT AND COST SAVINGS
The terms “mineral casting” and “polymer concrete” are sometimes used synonymously. A grading curve which also contains coarse aggregates (larger than 4 mm) is used below for polymer concrete. In mineral casting, rather fine and high-quality fillers are used. This also yields a variety of applications.
Conventional mineral casting and polymer concrete structural components generally have rather high densities (2000 – 2300 kg/m³) because of their mineral fill. When Poraver® is used, the thickness of such building components can be reduced by up to 70 %.