Gas concrete Ytong Tests

Gas concrete Ytong Tests

Autoclaved cellular concrete, autoclaved lightweight concrete, autoclaved concrete, cellulosic concrete, porous concrete, Aerated Concrete, also known as Ytong, autoclaved aerated concrete is lightweight. building materials. Ytong products include blocks, wall panels, floor and roof panels, cladding (facade) panels and lintels.

YTONG is an extremely thermally insulating concrete based material used for both internal and external structures. In addition to Ytong's insulation capability, one of its advantages is its quick and easy installation, because the material can be field-guided, sanded or cut using standard power tools with carbon steel cutters.

Suitable for aerated concrete, tall buildings and high temperature variations. Because of its low density, tall buildings constructed using YTONG require less steel and concrete for building elements. The mortar required for laying Ytong blocks is reduced due to fewer joints. Similarly, the material required for rendering is lower due to the dimensional accuracy of YTONG. Ytong's increased thermal efficiency makes it suitable for use in areas exposed to extreme heat, since it eliminates the need for separate materials for construction and insulation and provides faster construction and cost savings.

Although normal cement mortar can be used, most of the buildings constructed with Ytong materials use a thin bed mortar of approximately thickness inches, depending on national building codes. Ytong materials may be coated with a plaster or gypsum compound to protect against other elements, or may be coated with exterior coating materials such as brick or vinyl.


YTONG, 70 has been produced for more than a year and offers one of the most important environmental impacts, which is more advantageous than other cement building materials.

  • Improved thermal efficiency reduces the heating and cooling load in buildings.
  • The porous structure has superior fire resistance.
  • Machinability allows for precise cutting which minimizes the generation of solid waste during use.
  • Resource efficiency results in a lower environmental impact at all stages of the life cycle, from the processing of raw materials to the disposal of waste.
  • Lightweight saves costs and energy in transport and labor costs and increases the chances of survival during seismic activity.
  • Larger sized blocks lead to faster masonry.
  • Reduces project cost.
  • Environmentally friendly: At least 30 produces less solid waste than conventional concrete. There is a 50 reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Fire resistant: Ytong is fire resistant as in normal concrete.
  • Great ventilation: This material is very airy and allows water to diffuse. This reduces the moisture inside the building. Ytong will absorb moisture and release moisture. This helps prevent condensation and other mold-related problems.
  • Non-toxic: There are no toxic gases or other toxic substances in autoclaved aerated concrete. It does not attract rodents and other pests, nor can they be damaged.
  • Accuracy: Panels and blocks made of autoclaved aerated concrete are produced to the required size before leaving the factory. There is less need for on-site cutting. Since the blocks and the panels fit very well together, it is possible to use less topcoat materials such as mortar.
  • Long-lasting: The life of this material is extended because it is not affected by harsh climates or extreme weather changes. It will not deteriorate under normal climate changes.


Ytong has been manufactured for more than 70 years, but when it was launched in the UK, some disadvantages were found (where the clay brick two-walled cavity wall was the norm).

  • Installation in rainy weather: Ventilation is known to crack after installation, which can be prevented by reducing the strength of the mortar and allowing the blocks to dry during and after installation.
  • Brittle nature: they need to be handled more carefully than clay bricks to prevent breakage.
  • Inserts: the brittle structure of the blocks requires longer, finer screws when installing cabinets and wall hangings and wood-powered drill bits or hammers. Special diameter dowels (air anchors) are available at a higher cost than common dowels.
  • The insulation requirements of the new building codes of the northern European countries will require very thick walls only if Ytong is used. Therefore, many builders prefer to use traditional building methods that create an extra layer of insulation around the entire building.

You can carry out all the tests of aerated concrete and Ytong in EUROLAB.