Next experiments were made to establish a standard mix and process of making the specimens. For safer results I started the new series in the Civil Lab of TU Delft where the process was more controlled,
The success of the mix depends on variables which are very difficult to determine. We have already mentioned that the quantity and quality of paper affects the mix, but the problem is even more complex. Different newspapers have different porosity which affects the amount of water and cement needed-so the proportions of the mix.
- This blog is about research on papercrete as part of my graduation project.
Papercrete is an experimental material which replaces some amount of cement with paper pulp in the mix. There is no information about its structural behavior and durability, that why its use remains limited. The goal is to bring papercrete closer to standardization.
Good design idea will be the one which combine all the materials properties, low price – lightweight – flexibility -surface texture. Papercrete facade panels have the potential to be competitive to the market.