Ducon Green is the leading manufacturer and supplier of construction aggregate materials in Dubai, UAE. The company, which is a subsidiary of Ducon Industries, produces a wide range of construction aggregates to meet the demands of the construction industry in the region.
Aggregates are the fundamental material used in construction and provide the foundation for roads, bridges and buildings. Up to 90% of asphalt pavement and 80% of a concrete mix can consist of aggregates.
Construction Aggregate refers to any particulate material. It includes different types of materials including crushed stone, gravel, slag, sand, recycled concrete and geo-synthetic aggregates. Aggregates can be of various types - natural, manufactured or recycled. They provide compressive strength and bulk to concrete and makeup anywhere between 60 -80% of the concrete mix.
When used in concrete, aggregates are selected based on characteristics of their durability, strength, workability and their ability to receive finishes. Aggregates are required to be clean, hard and strong particles. They should also be free of chemicals, clay coatings and other fine materials that adversely impact the quality of the concrete.
There are two main types of Aggregates: