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Microfume® Concrete

Amorphous light grey silicon oxide powder, obtained by filtering the dust extracted from silicon and ferrosilicon production in an electric arc furnace.

Microfume® Concrete is widely used in concrete and fibre cement industries. In addition to its pozzolanic properties, Microfume® Concrete is also a very good filler due to its particle size. These combined properties lead to an extended life expectancy in aggressive environments (resistance to chlorides, acids and sulfates) and improved strength.

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Microfume Concrete Physical and Chemical Characteristics:

Analysis** EN 13263-1,2 ASTM C1240 Typical Frequency
SiO₂ (%) Min. 85 Min. 85 92 – 96 Weekly
Free Si (%) Max. 0.4 0.14 Monthly
Free CaO (%) Max. 1.0 < 0.1*** Weekly
SO₃ (%) Max. 2.0 0.25 Weekly
Na₂O eq (%) To report To report 0.25 Weekly
CI (%) Max. 0.3 < 0.1 Monthly
Loss on ignition (%) Max. 4.0 Max. 6.0 2.0 Weekly
Specific surface
(BET) (m²/g)
15 – 35 Min. 15 < 25 Monthly
Pozzolanic Activity Index
Normal curing (28d)
Min. 100 110 Monthly
Pozzolanic Activity Index
Accelerated curing (7d)
Min. 105 120 Monthly
Bulk density
(kg/m³) undensified
To report 150 – 170 Daily
Bulk density
(kg/m³) semi-densified
To report 250 – 350 Daily
Bulk density
(kg/m³) densified
type DM
To report 350 – 550 Daily
Bulk density
(kg/m³) densified
type DP
To report 550 – 700 Daily
H₂O (%) Max. 3.0 0.5 Weekly
> 45 µm (%) Max. 10.0 < 2 Weekly
pH 8
Brightness L* 45 – 65

** % by weight of dry mass *** Lower limit detection


Packaging
Bulk in trucks or in big-bags. Other packaging on request.


Storage
Dry storage. Avoid contact with moisture.


Handling
Product totally amorphous. Material Safety Data Sheet available on request.


Applications
Mortars, Concretes: High and Very High Performance Concretes, Shotcretes. Refractory castles. Fibre cements.


Origin
France, South Africa, Spain, Venezuela and China.


Quality Control
Complies with the ISO 9001 and/or EN 13263-1,2 and/or ASTM C1240norms.


Environment
Complies with the ISO 14001 norm.


Safety
Complies with the OHSAS 18001 norm.