This article describes different types of lightweight aggregates, their origin and properties, fields of applications and production figures in Sweden. Lightweight aggregates can be divided into five different types: 1. Natural minerals; 2. Natural minerals which have been transformed under the action of heat; 3. Waste products originating from industrial processes; 4. Post-treated waste products; 5. Organic materials. Only aggregates of the second type are produced in Sweden. They are mostly used for insulation purposes but there is a trend towards an increasing use of structural lightweight aggregate concrete. /TRRL/

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    Nordiska Betongfoerbundet

    10044 Stockholm 70,   Sweden 
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  • Publication Date: 1975


  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 21-25
  • Serial:
    • Nordisk Betong
    • Volume: 19
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Nordiska Betongfoerbundet
    • ISSN: 002913070029-1307

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133745
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1976 12:00AM