SPECIFICATION article

 

 Dimension

 

Compressive strength

TEXCA® Wall panel is reinforced with TEXCA® lightweight ceramic aggregate that is light in weight but high in strength. TEXCA® Wall panel is stronger than other lightweight porous concrete wall panels such as  grey CLC (Cellular Lightweight Concrete) or white AAC (Autoclaved Aerated Concrete).

 

 

 

Comparison

TEXCA® wall

Red clay brick

Lightweight concrete block

 

Compressive strength

>100 kg/cm2

20 – 35 kg/cm2

30 – 50 kg/cm2

Light Weight

TEXCA® Wall panel is reinforced with TEXCA® lightweight ceramic aggregate instead of stone in ordinary concrete. TEXCA® Wall panel is 50% lighter than a fired clay brick wall and can be used in place of a lightweight concrete block wall.

 

Comparison

TEXCA® wall

Red clay brick

Lightweight concrete block

 

Panel weight

(10-cm thick, plastering on both sides)

95 – 105 kg/m2

180 – 200 kg/m2

90 – 100 kg/m2

 

Fire Resistance

TEXCA® Wall panel is reinforced with TEXCA® lightweight ceramic aggregate that was processed at a temperature higher than 1250°C. TEXCA® Wall panel is proven to have a high degree of fire resistance according to the British Standards (BS 476 Part: 22) and can withstand fire for 4 hours. 

 

Comparison

TEXCA® wall

Red clay brick

Lightweight concrete block

 

Fire rating

4 Hrs

1 – 2 Hrs

3 – 4 Hrs

 

Thermal Insulation

TEXCA® Wall panel performs well as a thermal insulation and has low heat transfer coefficient due to its low thermal conductivity (0.175 W/mK) and hollow core structure. 

 

 

Comparison

Thickness

(cm)

Thermal conductivity

(W/mK)

Thermal insulance 

(m2K/W)

Heat transfer coefficient 

(W/m2K)

 

TEXCA® wall

9.0

0.175

1.14*

0.88*

 

Red clay brick

6.5

1.12 – 1.14

0.057 – 0.058

17.54

 

Lightweight concrete block

7.5

0.089 – 0.144

0.52 – 0.84

1.19 – 1.93

                                         *Calculation includes air volume in hollow cores

 

Sound Insulation

TEXCA® Wall panel is reinforced with TEXCA® lightweight ceramic aggregate that is acoustic-absorbing. TEXCA® Wall panel performs better as a sound insulation than fired clay brick or lightweight concrete block does.

 

Comparison

TEXCA® wall

Red clay brick

Lightweight concrete block

 

Sound insulation

(STC, dB)

of wall thickness 10 cm

41 – 43

36 – 38

38

 

 

Low water absorption

Because of its higher density and lesser amount of opened pores, TEXCA® Wall panel absorbs less water than other lightweight concrete materials such as CLC or ACC which has porous structure. TEXCA® Wall panel is less likely to absorb water through plaster cracks, preventing leakage and moisture build-up.

 

Comparison

TEXCA® wall

Red clay brick

Lightweight concrete block

 

Water absorption

13 – 14 %

13 – 18 %

30 – 40 %

 

 

 

 




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