Agglomerated stone and Production Process
Sono disponibili a magazzino lastre di misure 305x125 cm.
The aglolimestone a material composed of mechanically fragmented limestone material and mixed with a cementitious binder to make it compact to then be sawn into slabs, tiles and other architectural elements. Aglo materials are widely used in both residential, public and office buildings.
Industrial production and the widespread use of agglomerates have essentially a function of economic and ecologic issues. Compared to marble and granite, the aglolimestone material used in the construction field, present obvious advantages:
Possibility to have slabs of sizes 305x124 cm. without aesthetic and mechanical defects.
Easy optimization of the quarries production, eliminating wastes.
More extensive possibilities of retrieval.
Better mechanical characteristics and determinable with greater security than the natural stone material.
Aesthetic features more controllable and potentially more homogeneous.
The stone material is reduced into fragments of various granulometry, that are appropriately screened. The limestone chips thus obtained are placed in special mixing machines and mixed with binders (generally cement mixtures). Also they are added additives such as catalysts and accelerators to facilitate consolidation of the mixture. The air must be completely removed from the mixture, to avoid the formation of bubbles that can compromise the aesthetic characteristics and mechanical strength of the final product. For this the resulting mixture, placed in special containers, is introduced into a vacuum chamber where it is vibrated and compressed. During this compaction process, the mass of material assumes the final dimensions of 305x124x80 cm block. Then the block is placed in a special area humidified and left to mature for about 40 days.