Smart Additives

Additives for concrete

Graphenano Smart Materials has developed a range of graphene additives which are able to increase the technical performance of concrete by reducing the demand for cement required by up to 30% for the same use and a characteristic resistance.

 

In turn, these additives allow to increase the lifespan of concrete, making them virtually invulnerable to possible attacks by external agents.

 

All this results in an optimization of natural resources and a reduction of CO2 into the atmosphere from the extraction, handling, production and transportation of raw materials needed, making concretes improved by Graphenano Smart Materials additives more efficient and sustainable.

mechanic

Solid MECHANIC is a graphene additive designed for concrete manufactured in the plant. Designed for seismic zones, lightened buildings, tall buildings and large structures.

precad

Solid PRECAD is a graphene additive formulated for prefabricated structural elements. Ideal for beams and prefabricated houses, concrete panels and special pieces.

hard

Solid HARD is a graphene additive designed for the protection of concrete against extreme aggression. Suitable for dams, dikes, ports, jetties or other infrastructure offshore.

GENERIC ADVANTAGES

CONVENTIONAL CONCRETESVERSUS CONCRETES WITH ADDITIVES

NOTABLE REDUCTION OF COSTS

  • Production costs. By increasing the average characteristic resistance by 30%, it is possible to reduce material requirements, both concrete and steel, which can save up to 10% of the total operating budget of the structure.
  • Maintenance costs. They are minimized as the useful life of works and infrastructures is increased.
  • Labour costs. Reducing the execution times of work results in a reduction of costs.

REDUCTION AMOUNTS OF CEMENT NEEDED
55%HA25
37%HA25 +
Smart Materials Additive

65%HA35
44%HA35 +
Smart Materials Additive
90%HA50
60%HA50 +
Smart Materials Additive
30%
IMPROVEMENT

ECOLOGICAL CONCRETES

  • Due to reductions in CO2 emissions into the atmosphere, resulting from savings of up to 30% in cement and other raw materials.

TONS OF CO2 ISSUED FOR TONS OF PORTLAND CEMENT USED
90%Portland
60%Portland+Smart Materials Additive
33%
IMPROVEMENT

Tons of CO2 / tons of cement

SPECIFIC ADVANTAGES

CONVENTIONAL CONCRETESVERSUS CONCRETES WITH ADDITIVES

PREVIOUSLY UNIMAGINED ARCHITECTURAL SOLUTIONS

Constructions and buildings with more slender and light structural sections that support the same loads and actions.

COMPRESSION KG / CM2
70%Conventional
92%Solid MECHANIC
30%
IMPROVEMENT

Compression Kg/cm2

INCREASED SECURITY AGAINST EARTHQUAKES AND NATURAL PHENOMENA

Graphenano Smart Materials additives substantially increase the compressive strength and flexural strength of the concrete, providing the building structure with greater ductility.

BENDING
70%Conventional
99%Solid MECHANIC
45%
IMPROVEMENT

Deflection Kg/cm2

INCREASED SECURITY AGAINST EARTHQUAKES AND NATURAL PHENOMENA

Graphenano Smart Materials additives substantially increase the compressive strength and flexural strength of the concrete, providing the building structure with greater ductility.

REDUCING THE DEADLINES FOR EXECUTION OF WORKS

The terms of execution of works are reduced through greater control over the setting and they may be accelerated or retarded, allowing a conventional concrete to achieve its characteristic resistance in just 3 days.

COMPRESSION kg/cm2
70%Conventional
92%Solid PRECAD
30%
IMPROVEMENT

Compression Kg/cm2

BENDING
70%Conventional
99%Solid PRECAD
45%
IMPROVEMENT

Deflection Kg/cm2

INCREASING THE LIFETIME OF CONCRETE

Concretes with up to 50 years durability. Moreover, almost impermeable concretes having only 2.5% pores and 2.7% water absorption.

YEARS OF LIFE OF THE STRUCTURE
63%Conventional
100%Solid HARD
45%
MEJORA

Years of life

PROTECCIÓN CONTRA LA CARBONATACIÓN
59%Convencional
90%Solid HARD
53%
IMPROVEMENT

% Protection of armor

% PROTECTION AGAINST CHLORIDE ATTACK
37%Conventional
90%Solid HARD
40%
IMPROVEMENT

Illa environment
(Marine-Air)

22%Conventional
83%Solid HARD
48%
IMPROVEMENT

IIIb Environment
(Marine-Submerged)

POROSITY
90%Conventional
72%Solid HARD
15%
REDUCTION

Porosity

IMPERMEABILITY
98%Conventional
82%Solid HARD
15%
REDUCTION

Impermeability