GOGOLIT® DESIGN is a pourable lightweight concrete of high strength and surface density. It is used for the manufacture of furniture and accessories made of concrete. Due to its special composition GOGOLIT® DESIGN has excellent flow properties and is self-compacting. The casting result is of exceptionally high strength and thus ideally suited for furniture and utensils of daily use. When poured into correspondingly smooth casings GOGOLIT® DESIGN produces surfaces as smooth as glass. The reworking of edges and protrusions after casting is possible with simple sandpaper. Unlike ordinary concrete the aggregate is not exposed visually (dotted surface) by sanding, but a uniform surface appearance remains. The reason is that the aggregate contained in GOGOLIT® DESIGN is extremely fine. The specific gravity of GOGOLIT® DESIGN is 40% lower than that of normal concrete. A further weight reduction is possible by the addition of up to 20% non-absorbent light aggregate (expanded glass 0.5-1 mm). Likewise, an increase in weight is possible by the addition of heavier aggregate. We recommend our Durigid refractory aggregate 1-3 mm. The flow properties are only slightly affected.
What else should you know about GOGOLIT® DESIGN:
GOGOLIT® DESIGN is an extremely fine-grained concrete. Therefore, a workpiece made from GOGOLIT® DESIGN can easily be subsequently ground and trimmed, without the individual grains being visible on the surface as different coloured dots. However GOGOLIT® DESIGN shrinks more due to its fine granulation size than normal concrete, which entails an increased risk of shrinkage cracks when the shape of the workpiece is complicated or contorted, or if areas with very different cross-sections are directly adjacent. In order to prevent the shrinkage cracks effectively, it is recommended to mix in about 0.2% of dispersible AR glass fibres. Another effective measure by which the shrinkage can be reduced to about half is the admixture of up to 10% RAPIZEM® CSA accelerator. The processing time (at 20°C) is shortened to about 15 minutes, and after 2 to 3 hours the concrete is already solidified.
If GOGOLIT® DESIGN is left very long in the mould (several days), a very intense green colouring of the concrete may occur. This is a sign of a particularly high structural density and therefore a sign of quality, but may be undesirable from a design perspective. The green colour disappears by itself into the air after a few months. It can be completely avoided from the outset by admixing 10% RAPIZEM® CSA accelerator into the dry compound.
GOGOLIT® DESIGN is light grey and can be coloured by adding our cement-compatible pigments. Up to 20 g of colour pigments may be added per kg of dry compound. The mortar can be processed for up to 60 minutes.
A 15 kg bag yields approximately 13 litres of concrete. Enter the length, width and height of your object in the CONCRETE CALCULATOR below and calculate your exact needs.
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