Types of concrete formwork
By writing this article, we intend to introduce different types of metal concrete forms. Many production complexes in Iran are producing concrete molds, which you must know to choose and buy the best type of mold suitable for your project. If you want to get acquainted with concrete, concrete formwork, types of concrete forms, concrete formwork characteristics and other characteristics of concrete forms such as metal forms, etc., read this article to the end. First we examine the concrete and then the formwork so that we can provide you with more information about the types of concrete forms.
Concrete and concrete components
A mixture of water, sand, sand and cement is called concrete, which is a durable material. Concrete is the most widely used material and suitable for use in the construction industry. Many people think that concrete and cement are one. But contrary to popular belief, cement is one of the components of concrete. Therefore, concrete and cement are different from each other. To make the material harder, a powdery substance called cement is added to it. Concrete has high strength but cement is powdery. Due to the presence of cement in the concrete, the concrete becomes harder and stronger over time. Therefore, the quality of concrete also depends on the cement.
The companies that are active in making concrete try to take into account the quality of concrete and offer the best type of it to domestic and foreign markets with today’s tools.
What is a formwork and check the types of concrete formwork
In order to be more familiar with the types of concrete formwork, we will first examine the formwork. The container or container in which we pour the material to take the desired shape is called a mold. Individuals or groups that make molds are also called mold makers, and Benyamin Alikhani’s mold production group is one of the largest Iranian mold makers. Benyamin mold has the ability to produce a variety of concrete molds in sizes and even custom molds.
In the industry of any country, in the definition of mold, it is stated that when special tools are considered to shape a material, it is called mold tool. Molds are an interesting and of course important task to create the desired shape for a material. Regarding concrete formwork and types of concrete formwork, the type of formwork structure that is made by large and advanced centers is such that it is acceptable to private companies and in general is in the public domain.
Many concrete molds are made with different materials, dimensions and applications, which are mentioned below. These forms are one of the most widely used and preferred types of concrete forms in the eyes of customers and users, so they have the best performance and output in projects.
- Metal molds
- Plastic concrete formwork
- Cement formwork
- Molds with mud and plaster structure
- Molds with polymer form
- Foam mold as well as fabric
- Forms with stone structure and
Introduction of concrete formwork and types of concrete formwork
Now we are completely familiar with concrete and formwork. In this section, we will introduce concrete formwork and then types of concrete formwork. In the construction industry, concrete formwork is one of the most important tools at the time of concreting. Experienced engineers make the best structures using quality concrete whose components are carefully measured and suitable concrete formwork. Concrete forms, in addition to being classified by material, are also classified by application, some of which are listed below.
- Metal molds that are mass-produced with very precise and standard construction.
- Modular mold covered with a metal surface material.
- Box concrete formwork, which is very stable and durable compared to other types of concrete formwork, and this type of concrete formwork is used in large constructions.
- Shielded and insulated concrete formwork, which is placed in its production point after production in the workshops and mold making complexes, and causes the speed, resistance and temperature related to the formwork construction to increase.
- Concrete formwork is made of wood in traditional workshops and boards with different layers in different sizes have been used in its construction. Among the types of concrete formwork, wood concrete formwork has considerable flexibility.
- Plastic concrete molds of the recycled model are used for structures in which concrete with a simpler and lighter texture has been used.
One of the most important and widely used types of concrete formwork is metal formwork, which has received much attention due to its high strength and efficiency. Benyamin Mold also professionally produces concrete molds, which by eliminating brokers and sales intermediaries, boldly offers metal molds to its customers at the lowest prices.
Specifications of standard concrete formwork and its features
The molds mentioned above are among the standard molds that all reputable production collections produce their molds based on. High quality, the use of high quality steel sheets and standard production are the things that Benyamin mold strongly focuses on in its products. If a large workshop wants to have a concrete formwork under production that is durable and meets all international standards, its various parts such as the side surfaces of the formwork, the weight of the formwork, the material of the formwork, its weight must be fully calculated by the manufacturers. To take.
Careful production and rigidity result in the production of standard concrete formwork, which results in an excellent and cohesive result. Therefore, metal molds are more popular among customers. This feature of the concrete formwork prevents the concrete from sticking to the standard formwork surface when it is placed inside the formwork and can be easily removed. Another feature of metal molds is that they can be cleaned and reused very quickly with ordinary water for reuse.
But there are other types of molds that are both lighter and like metal molds, concrete does not stick to it. It does not even need to be washed for reuse. These molds are called plastic molds. In the article reviewing concrete plastic formwork, we have discussed the advantages and disadvantages of this formwork and given reasons that may encourage you to use this type of formwork.