Limix - Technical Data  


Technical Data Sheet ( PDF).
Detailed comparative table of physical properties ( PDF).
Installation and Maintenance ( PDF).
LEED statement ( PDF).
Cradle to Cradle certificate ( PDF).

Ecological Data Sheet ( PDF).



Below are some outlines of the Limix technology.


Manufacturing process

A comparison of the manufacturing processes for Limix tiles and normal tires is shown in the diagram below. As stated before, unlike regular tires, the manufacture of Limix does not involve the typical burning processes. The total energy required to produce 1 kg of the product is, thus, only 1/5 of that required to make regular tires. This results in a manufacturing process that is very environmentally friendly.


Manufacturing process, energy consumption comparison

 

Limix tile

Normal baked tile

Glass tile

Total energy consumed (Kcal/kg)

1,190

5,871

4,349


Comparison of manufacturing processes for Limix and normal baked tiles


How Limix hardens

The natural binding agent of Limix - slaked lime (calcium hydroxide) - reacts to carbon dioxide contained in the air to change to calcium carbonate as indicated in the chemical formula shown below. This is the same hardening mechanism (air hardening) by which traditional Japanese lime plaster, which contains slaked lime, is made.

Ca(OH)2 + CO2 → CaCO3 + H2O

By reacting to carbonization the cast becomes very dense and, thus, the physical strength of the cast body gradually increases.

Physical properties

Comparative table of physical properties of Limix and some other construction materials

Material

Specific gravity

Strength (N/mm2)

Slip resis- tance (BPN)

Thermal conductivity (cal/sec, cm, ℃)

Water absorp- tion ratio (%)

Upper tempera- ture limit (℃)

Compres- sive

Bending

Limix

1.90-2.30

40

12.0

41

5.2x10-3

0.5

600

Granite

2.65

150

14.0

-

5.5x10-3

0.4

570

Marble

2.70

120

11.0

7

5.4 x10-3

0.3

600

Concrete

2.30

15-25

1.8-5.0

63

2.4x10-3

3.0

-