Micro-Lite®

LESS WEIGHT. MORE OPTIONS.

Micro-Lite® concrete is an innovative alternative to traditional lightweight concrete.

Made with an expanded polystyrene to replace lightweight aggregate, of which sources are depleting, Micro-Lite® concrete provides superior and consistent results. It is ideal for applications where concrete weight is an issue such as floor toppings, raised decks, multi-story buildings, roof top construction and precast sections.

PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS

Execution

  • Easily pumped, placed and finished
  • Can be produced at structural strengths
  • Consistent results and evenly distributed mix components
  • Reduced cracking

Economical

  • Reduces load bearing requirements of support members, cutting sizes and saving costs
  • Minimizes floor and beam thicknesses, increasing space without increasing building height
  • Fire resistant properties promote costs savings on fire protection requirements

Sustainable

  • Reduced aggregate use results in a reduced environmental footprint
  • Improved thermal performance promotes energy savings
  • Increased design flexibility
  • Micro-Lite® concrete is recyclable

Versatile

  • Can be used anywhere lightweight concrete is required
  • May be designed at varying levels to attain desired strengths and weights
  • Polystyrene can be coloured grey

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Micro-Lite® concrete meets the following specifications:

Compressive Strength - ASTM C39

1920 kg/m3
17-31 MPa
2080 kg/m3 
17-41 MPa
2160 kg/m3 
17-48 MPa

Flexural Strength - ASTM C78

(Properties are density dependant)
1920 kg/m3
3-4 MPa
2080 kg/m3 
5-6 MPa

Consistency - ASTM C143/ASTM C1611

Slump 0-150 mm

Freeze-Thaw - ASTM C666

Resistance Procedure A & B
Structural mixes achieved a Durability Factor greater than 80%

Scaling-Deicing - ASTM C672

Visual rating of surface ~2
(slight to moderate scaling)

Fire Rating - ASTM E119
(ANSI/UL 263 - CAN/ULC S101)

Fire Testing of Building Construction and Materials
UL Design No. D974
ULC Design No. F915

Modulus of Elasticity and Poisson’s Ratio - ASTM C469

Modulus of Elasticity
20700-27600 MPa
Poisson’s Ratio
.18-.25

*Results are affected by coarse aggregate type and loading.
**Strength results are based on 28 days.

Micro-Lite® concrete is produced in conjunction with Elemix.

MICRO-LITE® INFORMATION SHEET