Key facts

Product:
Architectural precast concrete, acid etched
Family:
Architectural precast concrete, acid etched
Manufacturer:
selected by Materials Council
Architonic ID:
1184324
Country:
United Kingdom
Groups:
Materials/Finishes-Concrete/Cement

Concept

Decomo
3623 White, acid etched
http://decomo.be/

Product description
Acid etching the face of this architectural precast concrete homogenizes the surface, removing any defects introduced during the forming process. However this textured surface more readily holds dirt, which can also be more difficult to clean, though not to the same degree as a sandblasted finish.
To achieve a high quality concrete with little colouring, white cement, good quality sand and dolomite aggregate has been used. These premium ingredients can also lead to increased costs.
Massive structural and complex geometric forms, only limited by the transportation infrastructure, can be achieved by architectural precast concretes. Elements are very heavy but highly durable.
Concrete is not recyclable but downcycling is possible.

Intended applications
• External envelope
• Structural elements

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