team paper week 2 - made using unfired stabilized earth....

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Another good innovation the company is a way to make brick stronger while also making it cheaper. Right now the company has been using the same recipe it has for the last 20 years there have been several new combinations that will make the brick not only stronger but cheaper and eco friendly. One such combination is adding wool fibers to the clay material used to make bricks and combine these with an alginate, a natural polymer extracted from seaweed. The objective is to produce bricks reinforced with wool and to obtain a composite that is more sustainable, non-toxic, using abundant local materials, and that would mechanically improve the bricks’ strength”. Some mechanical tests carried out showed the compound to be 37 percent stronger than other bricks
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Unformatted text preview: made using unfired stabilized earth. These fibers improve the strength of compressed bricks, reduce the formation of fissures and deformities as a result of contraction, reduce drying time and increase the bricks resistance to flexion. This would be a great innovation that will make the brick stronger and more affordable to make because the new combination of materials are found and or produced locally. This new combination of materials is also eco friendly cutting down on the overall waste that the company already has. References CNN. (October 5, 2010). http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/05/seaweed-wool-make-traditional-bricks-tougher/...
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