BRICOCEM was designed for extremely fast hardening and early onset of strength development. This also enables it to develop sufficient strength when working in difficult framework conditions (solidification of soiled powders and fibers) to stabilize these substances and then recycle them in a subsequent step by re-melting them. During the re-melting process, BRICOCEM benefits from being free of sulfates, which means that no additional SO2 escapes into the atmosphere.
When using BRICOCEM, maximum strength is already reached after around 3 days, although this also depends on the dosing and characteristics of the residual substances being used.
Unlike classic cementitious binders, such as Portland cement, impurities (including oils and other organic components) often found in waste materials have an insignificant effect on the hardening of BRICOCEM.
BRICOCEM therefore represents an excellent solution for compacting problematic substances that cannot otherwise be efficiently recycled.
Using BRICOCEM allows the throughput of briquetting systems to be considerably increased, as Portland cements have significantly slower strength development.
Typical fields of application include solidification of:
- fine residual dusts
- fibrous and flaked material
- waste materials containing oils, greases or other organic materials
BRICOCEM is part of a product range for similar applications. The following comparison provides an initial overview of the key properties of these aluminate cements for special applications.
Depending on the specifications, BRICOCEM can be matched to the specific requirements in a targeted way to achieve optimum results.