Ultra High Performance Concrete –UHPC-
Durcrete elements are made out of the most extraordinary concrete of the future: Ultra High Performance Concrete or UHPC for short.
Main applications for Ultra High Performance Concrete are in the construction business as well as machine industry. Depending on the application, the self compacting cement based concretes are free from plastics, fibers and reinforcement bars. Setting takes place without heating; solvents are not necessary and the concrete can be recycled without any problem.
In the construction industry, the high-tech-concrete is mainly used for cladding façades and applications which require a high resistance. In machinery business, machine tools and testing tables are made with UHPC mineral cast. Welded steel construction are filled with our high strength casting compound durfill.
Machine Beds Made Of UHPC
Machine beds, handling units, testing tables and other technical applications make use of the extraordinary damping characteristic of the material. The pure mineral, non-combustible mix can be poured into many forms. The mineral cast can subsequently be cut, drilled, grinded, filled in, or painted. Embedded parts like steel rails or threaded sleeves can be cast in or glued. In a downstream processing step, the components are machined to highest precision by grinding the concrete or by milling the steel plates. The material is suitable for air bearings. Manufacturing takes place in specialized production plants. The machine beds are designed object-specific and individually. The work includes mold construction, embedded parts, coating and precision machining.
Durfill Casting Compound
The casting compound durfill is the solution for your hybrid or sandwich constructions. Vibrations are damped and the eigenfrequency selectively influenced when welded sheet steel or cast iron beds are filled with this self compacting casting compound. To save transport costs, processing can take place either in the welding shop or during precision machining. Durfill is delivered in a dry state by tank truck or in paper bags. After mixing it with water, it can be pumped into the component. The cement-bound mineral cast durfill can be processed as a Do-It-Yourself material by the customer. We also connect qualified manufacturing shops which produce the complete machine component including precision machining, coating and assembling.
Design, Production and Consulting for UHPC
The high strength concrete recipe used by durcrete is based on the binder NANODUR® by the German cement producer Dyckerhoff GmbH, a member of the Buzzi Unicem Group. On behalf of Dyckerhoff GmbH, durcrete provides advice for recipes, moulds and production facilities for Ultra High Performance Concretes. Durcrete designs UHPC-elements, does the structural analyzes and provides advice in product strategies.
Application of UHPC in art, architecture, building construction, civil engineering and research
Durcrete is primarily concerned with B2B application-ready solutions for UHPC. But the binder NANODUR® has a wide field of applications. We show some fascinating examples of various prefab companies using NANODUR® – UHPC, like façades, bridges, hydraulic constructions and research projects. There exist recipes regarding shot-, blast- and burglary-resistant panels. We connect you with the cement supplier Dyckerhoff as well as UHPC-prefab companies, but also with suppliers for small quantities of ready-mix-material for Do-It-Yourself purpose.