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Old 11-06-2010, 08:29 AM  
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Default Papercrete - anyone?

Does anyone tried to build using papercrete as the main material?
Even only for just compartment walls.
Papercrete is a mixture of used paper, water and a small amount of portland cement.
It has very good insulating properties and it's extremely resistant.



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Old 11-06-2010, 10:49 AM  
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I have seen it for the past 40 years, but it never caught on.

It is possible to be used structurally, but no company ever bothered to get it tested and approved. With additives it can have increased fire resistance just as cellulose insulation has and finishing/coating techniques must be modified. I guess it is just easier to use the paper, treat it and then produce insulation that works very well.

No one has found a way to produce and package a panel to be used in lieu of other wall materials.

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