Material Properties / Material Characteristics

The load-bearing capacity and protective effect of DUCON® exceeds that of conventional reinforced concrete at least twofold. Slimmer component dimensions with the same load-bearing capacity allow for space gains and, with larger net areas, more economic efficiency of the object. The refurbishment of industrial floors is also more economical, as there is no need for demolition and the associated disposal costs, or for an additional surface protection system, as DUCON® also acts as a sealing layer for facilities for storage, filling and handling (LAU facilities in accordance with WHG) on the basis of a general building authority approval. Other outstanding material properties include a unique energy absorption capacity due to a ductility factor of 10, extreme abrasion resistance and, as a result, high durability that ensures a long and low-maintenance service life.