Conventional plasters are a mix of sand and cement. They are heavy and require more time for accurate mixing, plastering and curing. They increase the dependence on natural resources which poses a challenge to most builders. Another crucial drawback of these plasters is their thermal property. Forty percent of the total energy consumed by buildings is used for cooling. Conventional heavy plasters get easily heated up and therefore consume more energy. Unlike conventional plasters, Volite has unique insulation properties which keeps the room cooler in summer and warmer in winter. This results in energy savings of upto 40%.
Volite is a unique Perlcon formulation, which is cement based, sand free and 65% lighter than conventional sand-cement mortar mix. It is made of special expanded natural minerals that make the material lighter and in turn allow the walls to remain cooler. Thereby decreasing energy consumption and costs. Volite plastered walls also retain cooling for a longer period of time and as a result release considerably less heat back to the environment once the air conditioning is switched off.
Increase the coverage by 3 times
Being light, Volite gives three times more coverage vis-à-vis regular plasters, directly increasing the cost effectiveness. It is easier to mix and spread. Volite gives smooth, shrinkage free, efflorescence free plaster surface quickly and effortlessly. It also gives the advantage of heat, fire and noise resistance. With a formulation that allows better bonding with AAC blocks, Volite is an ideal, eco friendly, energy conserving plaster for contemporary living spaces.
Dry density: 625 kg/cum (+/- 5%) • Initial setting time: 90 – 120 mins • Final setting time: 300 – 360 mins
Pot life: 3 hrs • Coating thickness: 6 – 18 mm (depends upon site conditions)
Coverage*: 100 sq.ft./60 kg (10 mm thick plaster) • Shelf life**: 6 months • Ideal for use at 270C to 300C
* When applied under controlled environment by skilled applicator and with proper tools
** When stored in proper location with reasonable care. Under packed conditions.
Q. Can Volite be applied on all types of masonry work?
A. Volite can be applied on red clay bricks, fly ash bricks, concrete hollow blocks or AAC blocks masonry surfaces as well as over RCC surfaces. Volite is highly recommended for internal as well as external applications.
Q. Is Volite crack free?
A. Since Voilte plaster does not shrink and is self curing, it considerably reduces the possibility of cracking.
Q. Is Volite suitable for all types of paint?
A. Yes, Voilite plaster is suitable for all types of paint applications once coated with Maskaputty or other appropriate skim coat.
Q. Can Volite be used for repair/renovation along with existing sand cement plastered surfaces?
A. Yes, Volite is ideal for all types of repairs and renovation. In fact, it provides a better surface match without any cracks or post application separation.
Q. Does the wall surface need to be wet prior to application of Volite?
A. No. Pre wetting of wall surfaces is not required prior to application of Volite. However, if day temperature is above 350C, surface wetting before 2 hours of plaster application is recommended.
Q. Does Volite mixing and application require different tools as compared to sand cement mortar/plaster?
A. Ideally, Volite should be mixed with a machine and applied with proper tools as illustrated in the brochure.
Q. Can Volite be mixed manually at site?
A. Yes, with little care and precaution it can be manually mixed with water at the site.
Q. How much water is required for making wet mix of Volite Plaster?
A. Water requirement is about 50% (+/- 5%) the weight of Volite.
Q. What are the properties of a good plaster?
A. Besides providing a smooth, leveled surface for paint, a plastered surface should also offer reasonable protection from rain water, should reduce heat transfer through walls and should help noise reduction. Volite excels at each of these properties and scores over conventional sand cement plaster surface.
Q. To what extent does plaster add strength to wall surfaces?
A. Plasters are technically not meant to enhance the strength of the wall. In fact, if the plaster is too rich or too strong, it increases the possibility of cracking and leads to higher maintenance.
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