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Impact of granules from crushed expanded polystyrene package on properties of thermo-insulating plaster.

Introduction

Coating of masonry surfaces with plaster may be problematic due to incompatibility between enclosure components. It is desirable that components of enclosures, such as bearing masonry, a layer of thermo-insulating material and finishing plasters, would ensure the highest possible value of thermal resistance and sufficient water vapour permeability, and guarantee a stable bond between the components. Interior plasters are additionally required to insulate the interior wall surface, i.e. relatively heavy and cold building elements, such as silicate or concrete blocks and ferroconcrete walls, should be coated with a layer that has lower density and better thermo-insulating properties.

The density of building materials including plasters can be reduced in several ways, e.g. using lightweight aggregates with thermo-insulating properties (Mikulskiy et al. 2007; Ries 2008); and porizing--expanding the aggregate-linking matrix by air; or applying both methods together--expanding the matrix of a composite and using lightweight aggregates (Sinica et al. 2005, 2008).

The most common method is the use of lightweight aggregates, e.g. such inorganic aggregates as expanded perlite (Sari, Karaipeikli 2008; Topcu, Isikdag 2008), vermiculite (Koksal et al. 2012) and granulated foam glass (Limbachiya et al. 2012), which are produced by heating and simultaneously expanding raw materials at a respective temperature; and artificial aggregates of organic origin, such as rubber granules and crumbs (Herrero et al. 2013), foam polyurethane and extruded polystyrene (Gutierrez-Gonzalez et al. 2012; Davraz et al. 2011).

Autoclaved (Ungkoon et al. 2007) and nonautoclaved (Narayanan, Ramamurthy 2000) aerated concretes should be emphasised among products of porous structure. In this case, porous structure is formed with the help of gasifiers and foamers. It should also be noted that aerated concretes, produced using these both methods can result in a reduced density of up to 300 kg/m (Ramamurthy, Narayanan 2000).

Recently, the use of secondary raw materials in production has become a particularly urgent problem (Ducman, Mirtic 2011; Demirboga, Kan 2012). Our case involves expanded polystyrene plates formerly used for thermal insulation of enclosures and expanded polystyrene packaging waste. There are known cases of the use of this crushed waste for production of thermo-insulating composites and their properties have been investigated.

This paper focuses on investigation of EPSC as a component used in the production of thermo-insulating plaster, aiming to establish the impact of the aggregate on physical properties of plaster and estimate changes in structure that would substantiate the obtained data. For comparison, the paper also provides results of investigations on the impact of other spherical granules of expanded polystyrene (EPS and NEOPOR) on properties of plaster.

1. Materials and methods

Dry plaster mixes were prepared under laboratory conditions. Next, the paper presents materials used for this purpose. Sand came from the quarry Girait? in Var?na District, Lithuania (granulometric composition: fraction 1-2 mm - 2.1%, 0.5-1 mm - 7.9%, 0.25-0.5 mm 34.5%, 0.125-0.25 mm - 45.5%, 0.063-0.125 mm 7.6%, <0.063 mm - 2.4%, corresponding to the standard LST EN 13139:2013.

Portland cement CEM II/A-L 42.5N came from the Joint Stock Company Akmen?s Cementas oeprating in Naujoji Akmen?, Lithuania. It corresponds to the requirements of the standard LST EN 197-1:2011 and has the following mineral composition (in %): [C.sub.3]S - 51.11; [C.sub.2]S - 25.70; [C.sub.3]A - 3.06; C4AF - 14.47. The specific surface of Portland cement amounts to 4200 [cm.sup.2]/g, [t.sub.n] - 330 min, [t.sub.k] - 375 min.

Milled lime CL 90-Q was taken from the Joint Stock Company Naujasis Kalcitas established in Naujoji Akmene, Lithuania. It corresponds to requirements of the standard LST EN 459-2:2010 with CaO amounting to 85.2% and reactivity expressed by time [t.sub.u] of 3 min, and temperature [T.sub.u] of 61.3[degrees]C.

Special additives were used for improvement of properties: water retaining additive Bermocoll ML 31 produced by Akzo Nobel N. V. oeprating in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (white coloured powder, pH ~6.5 of 5% water solution); levelling and plasticizing additive Loxanol K 12 P produced by Cognis from Monheim, Germany (white-coloured powder, pH ~9.8 of 5% water solution). Additionally, the air entraining additive Ufapore TCO produced by Unger Fabrikker AS operating in Fredrikstad, Norway (white-coloured powder, pH ~8 of 5% water solution, content of active material amounting to 94%) was used to ensure high-quality adhesion of foam polystyrene crumbs and granules to the plaster matrix.

EPSC (bulk density 14 kg/[m.sup.3] from the Joint Stock Company Virginijus ir Ko established in Plunge, Lithuania; EPS (bulk density 14 kg/[m.sup.3]) and NEOPOR (bulk density 21 kg/m) from the Joint Stock Company Baltijos Polistirenas located in Garliava, Lithuania were used as lightweight aggregates. All lightweight aggregates were sized [less than or equal to] 2 mm.

The chemical composition of aggregates and binding materials is provided in Table 1.

As provided in Table 2, the composition of mixes was selected based on references (Sinica et al. 2005; LST EN 998-1:2010; Sezemanas et al. 2013). Before dry mixes were prepared, lime was slaked by isothermal treatment for 0.5 h in the laboratory autoclave with the capacity of 100 litres (saturated water vapour pressure of 0.4 MPa).

Once slaked, lime was allowed to cool down to room temperature. All dry components--cement, lime and sand--and water retaining, levelling and plasticizing additives were mixed dry for 10 min in the mixer Bear Varimixer produced by A/S Wodschow & Co operating in Broendby, Denmark at a shaft speed of 60 rpm. Then, water, lightweight aggregate and air were added and mixed for additional 5 min at the same speed. In each case, the amount of water was taken considering the flow ability of plaster grout determined using the flow table and until the diameter of a sample reached 160[+ or -]5 mm according to the standard LST EN 1015-3:2002.

The produced plaster mix was used to fill: cubes sized 70 x 70 x 70 mm--to determine the compressive strength; plates sized 300*300*50 mm--to determine the thermal conductivity coefficient; and plates 160 mm in diameter and 30 mm thick--to determine the relative vapour resistance. Plaster grout was kept for 2 days in moulds covered with polyethylene film; then, hardened samples were de-moulded and kept for 26 days in the climatic chamber at a temperature of 20[+ or -]3[degrees]C and relative air humidity of 95[+ or -]5%.

The density and compressive strength of hardened plasters were determined according to standards LST EN 1015-10:2004 and LST EN 1015-11:2004.

The compressive strength was determined after 28 days, with the help of the press H200kU produced by Tinius Olsen Ltd from Salfords, England at a load speed of 200 N/s and load measurement accuracy of [+ or -]0.5% of applied load from 0.2% to 100% of the capacity.

The thermal conductivity coefficient of plaster samples was determined according to the standard LST EN 12664:2002 using [lambda]-meter EP500 produced by Lambda-Mefitechnik GmbH established in Dresden, Germany. After the first measurement, aiming to estimate the impact of the coat on the thermal conductivity coefficient of plaster, the plaster samples were coated with a layer (0.5 mm) of decorative paint Super Therm produced by Superior Products International II Inc operating in Shawnee, USA, and dried at a room temperature. Then, the samples were repeatedly measured for the thermal conductivity coefficient.

The relative vapour resistance was determined according to the standard LST EN 1015-19:2001. The climatic conditions of temperature mode 23-50/95 (i.e. environmental temperature - 23[degrees]C, relative air humidity over the sample - 50%, relative air humidity under the sample - 95%).

Aiming to determine the force of adhesion between hardened plaster and other surfaces, 3 manufactured blocks were selected for tests: a ceramic block (Keraporas, Joint Stock Company Rok? Keramika, Kaunas, Lithuania), a silicate block (Siliblokas, Joint Stock Company Matuiz? plytin?, Var?na district, Lithuania) and an autoclaved aerated concrete block (Poritas, Joint Stock Company Matuz? Duj? Silikatas, Var?na District, Lithuania). A 10 mm layer of freshly prepared plaster was sprayed on moistened lateral surface of the block and puttied. After 2 hours, the plastered surface of blocks was covered with polyethylene film and the samples were kept in such state for 28 days at a room temperature.

The force of adhesion to the surface of aforementioned blocks was measured using 58-C0215/T produced by Controls S.r.L. located in Cernusco s/N, Italy according to the standard method established in LST EN 101512:2004.

The character of disintegration in plaster samples of diameter 50 mm, torn off surface of blocks, was estimated visually and fixed by digital camera PC1057, Canon Inc., Tokyo, Japan. For investigation of microstructure of samples, the zones of interest were selected (contact zones between aggregates and matrix, between paint film and plaster surface) and scanned by scanner SCX-4200, Samsung Group, Guangdong, China and observed by stereo microscope K-400L, Motic Group Co. LTD, Xiamen, China with magnification up to 100 times.

Mathematical-statistical methods were used to process experimental data and evaluate their reliability. Such methods provide a fairly accurate assessment of density, compressive strength, thermal conductivity and relative vapour resistance values. In addition, they allow for evaluation of the scattering of found values and determination of the distribution functions and parameters. The calculations were carried out using the mathematical-statistical program Statistica (Ayvazyan 1968; Williams 1959; STATSOFT 2014).

2. Results and discussion

The impact of lightweight aggregates on density of plaster is shown in Figure 1.

The results of investigations show that all aggregates reduce the density of plaster proportionally, depending on their content (from 1350 kg/[m.sup.3] in the composition T-1, to 515 kg/m in the composition T-7). Samples with NEOPOR had a slightly higher density, which is understandable as the mass of NEOPOR is higher by almost 30% than that of EPSC or EPS. The compressive strength of plaster samples changes in a similar way (Fig. 2).

If the strength of a sample without lightweight aggregates (T-1) reaches 1.4 MPa, then, together with the increase in lightweight aggregate content, the compressive strength decreases proportionally from 0.4 MPa (when the content of aggregate is from 1.25 l (per 1 kg of dry mix) to 0.3 MPa (1.5 l/1 kg) and to 0.2 MPa (1.75 l/1 kg). In all cases, the compressive strength of plaster with NEOPOR is higher (by 19.5-34.5%, columns T-4, T-7 and T-10) than that of plaster with EPSC (columns T-2, T-5, T-8) and plasters with EPS (by 8.9-25%, columns T-3, T-6 and T-9).

The values of thermal conductivity coefficient of plaster samples are provided in Figure 3.

The data of Figure 3 show that lightweight aggregates, subject to their content in plaster, can decrease the value of thermal conductivity coefficient by 2-2.5 times, from 0.25 W/(m-K) (Fig. 3, column T-1) to 0.09-0.12 W/(m-K) (Fig. 3, columns T-2 and T-10). As expected, in all cases (Fig. 3, columns T-4, T-7, T-10), the lowest thermal conductivity coefficient belongs to the plaster with NEOPOR, which contains graphite as an additive and, thus, ensures better thermal properties of these aggregates and respective plaster samples (Fig. 3, columns T-4, T-7, T-10). In comparison with these samples, the thermal conductivity coefficient in plasters with EPSC are higher by 21.4-26.6% (Fig. 3, columns T-2, T-5 and T-8) versus plasters with EPS.

Among plasters with EPSC, plasters with EPS (Fig. 3, columns T-3, T-5 and T-8) demonstrate somewhat lower (by 13.3-16.6%) values of thermal conductivity coefficient.

In terms of EPS, this can be explained by the coating of the surface with partially melted polystyrene film, under which the expanded multi-porous carcass of material is located. Meanwhile in case of EPSC, the envelope is injured during mechanical crushing, therefore, the stream of heat penetrates easier through them.

Samples of plaster were also coated with decorative paint. The measurements of the thermal conductivity coefficient showed that decorative paint does not impact on the properties of thermo-insulating plasters; however, it adheres to the plaster surface very well and may be used as a decorative finish.

Investigations of the impact of lightweight aggregate additives on relative vapour resistance established that the plaster with EPSC has the best water vapour permeability (Fig. 4, Column T-2).

The relative vapour resistance (6.2) is even lower by 44.6% than that of plaster without lightweight additive (Column T-1); 8.8% lower than the plaster with EPS (Column T-3); and 22.5% lower than that of plaster with NEOPOR (Column T-4). This can be explained by the fact that water vapour passes easily through injured ESPC areas; meanwhile, water vapour permeability falls when water vapour goes through spherical coat-containing granules.

According to the standard LST EN 1015-11:2004, the compressive strength of thermo-insulating plaster should correspond to class CS-1, i.e. it should be no less than 0.4 MPa.

The results of performed investigations showed that the compressive strength of thermo-insulating plaster meets the standard requirements only when the content of lightweight aggregate in plaster reaches 1.25 l per 1 kg of dry mix of plaster (Fig. 2). Since the compressive strength of all modified plasters was similar ([R.sub.c] = 0.4 MPa), the adhesion force of thermo-insulating plasters was determined only for samples with EPSC.

Considering the adhesion of plaster to coated surfaces, we should, once again, pay attention to the structure of plaster. Figure 5 suggests that EPSC occupy a large surface area, which means poor adhesion of such aggregates with the coated surface, since the bond is ensured only by plaster matrix.

The character of adhesion between a plaster and a coated surface shows that in the presence of an additional contact area, into which plaster penetrates (additional small grooves in ceramic blocks (Fig. 6a), open pores in autoclaved aerated concrete (Fig. 6b), the forces of adhesion is sufficient and disintegration takes place through the layer of plaster, fully or partially (Fig. 7a, b).

Meanwhile, at a relatively even silicate surface (Fig. 6c), the plaster adheres only to the plaster matrix and the surface of adhesion does not ensure a good bond (Fig. 7c), although coated surfaces are almost of the same smoothness (Fig. 6a and c). The values regarding the adhesion force of plaster to considered surfaces are provided in Table 3.

According to Table 3, the data are closely related to structure of plaster and structures of coated product surfaces.

The structure of plaster without lightweight aggregates consists of modified matrix formed of binding material components (cement and lime) modified by water retaining and levelling, plasticizing additives and aggregate --sand (Fig. 8).

The density (1350 kg/[m.sup.3]) suggests that a structure contains voids, which reduces the density of plaster. In Figure 9, voids are clearly visible. The value of compressive strength (1.4 MPa) is decided by the carcass formed of sand grains mutually linked by the cementing matrix.

With addition of EPSC to plaster, the structure of plaster gets changed: the content of matrix decreases and that of aggregate increases. Keeping in mind that EPSC have a small compressive strength, a conclusion can be made regarding the formation of a porous structure where EPSC partly replace large pores (Fig. 6). Consequently, a thermo-insulating plaster is received, the strength of which is determined by strength of inter-pore walls, i.e. thickness of walls and strength of the matrix. The air entraining additive forms additional voids in the inter-pore walls and those voids influence the properties of plaster: for instance, reduce the thermal conductivity and, simultaneously, the density and compressive strength.

Painted plasters (without lightweight additives and with EPSC) provide a sufficiently good bond between contacting surfaces. The layer of paint fills all gaps in the coated surface and adheres well to it (Fig. 9a and b).

To establish the regression dependence of compressive strength, thermal conductivity coefficient and relative vapour resistance on density of plasters, the dependence of density on the content of lightweight aggregate was provided additionally (Fig. 10).

The analysis of experimental data showed that the density of thermo-insulating plasters depends on the type of lightweight aggregate and can be expressed by the following equations (Table 4).

The performed analysis showed that the variation of density values of thermo-insulating plasters is ~99.8%, subject to type of lightweight aggregate. It may be seen from the diagram that the intense decrease in density is in the interval from 1358 (plaster without lightweight aggregates) to 600 kg/m (plaster with different types of lightweight aggregates). Upon evaluation of impact of different type of lightweight aggregates on density of thermo-insulating plasters, one can draw a conclusion that their influence is identical.

Basing on the results shown in Figure 11, a review was carried out on a possibility to predict and to evaluate the compressive strength of thermo-insulating plaster, subject to its density. In this case, the compressive strength is approximated by the following equations (Table 5). The analysis showed that the compressive strength decreases linearly pro rata density of plasters, and that the influence of density on compressive strength is of ~99.0%. Subject to content of different types of lightweight aggregates, at the same density, e.g. 630 kg/m, the difference in compressive strength can make up to 22%.

Figure 12 depicts the dependence of density of thermo-insulating plaster on experimental values of thermal conductivity coefficient, which can be described by the following regression equations (Table 6).

The experimental results show that thermal conductivity coefficient decreases proportionally together with a decrease in density of plaster, and that the influence of density, subject to type of lightweight aggregates, on thermal conductivity coefficient amounts to ~95.0%. At the same density, for instance, 630 kg/[m.sup.3], subject to the content of lightweight aggregates, the difference in thermal conductivity coefficient can make up to 24%.

Figure 13 illustrates the dependence of density of thermo-insulating plaster on experimental values of relative vapour resistance, which can be described by the following regression equations (Table 7).

The experimental results show that relative vapour resistance decreases proportionally together with a decrease in density of plaster, and that the influence of density, subject to a type of lightweight aggregates, on relative vapour resistance varies from 80 to ~95.0%. At the same density, for instance, 630 kg/m, subject to the content of lightweight aggregates, the difference in relative vapour resistance can make up to 28%.

The comparison of experimental results of thermo-insulating plasters enables to state that the physical-mechanical properties, subject to density of plaster (and density depends on the type of lightweight aggregates), can rather considerably differ. Therefore, a great attention should be paid to selection of compositions for such plasters in order to get the optimal physical-mechanical properties.

Conclusions

The content of lightweight aggregate--foam expanded polystyrene package crumbs (EPSC)--added to the thermo-insulating plaster in as high as 1.25 //kg of dry mix of plaster ensures the strength of class CS-1, i.e. the compressive strength of 0.4 MPa for the plaster containing 10% of Portland cement only.

It was established that EPSC in the abovementioned quantity (1.25 //kg of dry mix of plaster) improves the properties of plaster in the following way:

--the thermal conductivity coefficient--from 0.25 to 0.13 W/(m-K);

--the relative vapour resistance--from 11.2 to 6.2;

--the density--from 1350 to 620 kg/[m.sup.3].

It was established that the impact of different types of lightweight aggregates on properties of plaster is identical.

The regression equations are provided for their possible use in prediction of modified plaster properties such as density, compressive strength, thermal conductivity coefficient, relative vapour resistance, subject to the content of lightweight aggregate.

Acknowledgement

This work was supported by the Research Council of Lithuania (contract No ATE-07/2012)

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Jurga SEPUTYTE-JUCIKE, Georgij Arsenij SEZEMAN, Marijonas SINICA, Modestas KLIGYS, Saulius VAITKUS

Scientific Institute of Thermal Insulation, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Linkmenu g. 28, 08217 Vilnius, Lithuania Received 05 Mar 2014; accepted 22 Apr 2014

Corresponding author: Modestas Kligys

E-mail: modestas.kligys@vgtu.lt

Jurga SEPUTYTE-JUCIKE. PhD student, Senior Engineer of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Scientific Institute of Thermal Insulation (VGTU). MSc in Construction Technologies 2012. Research interests: lightweight concrete and insulating materials.

Georgij Arsenij SEZEMAN. Dr, Senior Scientific Officer of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Scientific Institute of Thermal Insulation (VGTU). Doctor of Technological Sciences (chemical engineering), 2004. Publications: author and co-author of 55 scientific publications, 12 inventions and 4 patents. Research interests: lightweight concrete and insulating materials, technology and application of materials.

Marijonas SINICA. Dr, Senior Scientific Officer of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Scientific Institute of Thermal Insulation (VGTU). Doctor of Technological Sciences (materials engineering), 2001. Publications: author and co-author of 1 monograph, 66 scientific publications, 39 inventions and 6 patents. Research interests: enclosures, cellular concrete, lightweight heat and fire insulating materials.

Modestas KLIGYS. Dr, Senior Scientific Officer of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Scientific Institute of Thermal Insulation (VGTU). Doctor of Technological Sciences (materials engineering), 2009. Publications: author and co-author of 20 scientific publications and 2 patents. Research interests: cement-based composites, waste recycling and reuse, technology and application of building materials.

Saulius VAITKUS. Dr, Senior Scientific Officer of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Scientific Institute of Thermal Insulation (VGTU). Doctor of Technological Sciences (materials engineering), 2007. Publications: author and coauthor of 25 scientific publications. Research interests: physical-mechanical and thermal-technical characteristics of thermal insulating materials and products.

Table 1. Chemical composition of raw materials

Composition              Raw materials (%)
                         Portland cement    Lime    Sand
Si[O.sub.2]              22.41              4.04    90.40
[Al.sub.2][O.sub.3]      4.20               2.22    4.02
[Fe.sub.2][O.sub.3]      4.76               0.87    0.65
Ti[O.sub.2]              --                 --      --
CaO                      63.0               89.23   2.05
MgO                      2.5                2.37    0.49
MnO                      --                 --      --
[K.sub.2]O+[Na.sub.2]O   --                 0.36    1.34
S[O.sub.3]               1.65               --      --
LOI, %                   1.33               0.86    1.02

Table 2. Compositions of plaster forming mixes

Plaster   In mass (%)

          Portland   Lime   Sand
          cement

T-1       10         4      86
T-2       10         4      86
T-3       10         4      86
T-4       10         4      86
T-5       10         4      86
T-6       10         4      86
T-7       10         4      86
T-8       10         4      86
T-9       10         4      86
T-10      10         4      86

Plaster   Additives from Portland cement mass (%)

          Water       Leveling
          retaining   and            Air
                      plasticizing   entraining

T-1       0.04        0.015          0.02
T-2       0.04        0.015          0.02
T-3       0.04        0.015          0.02
T-4       0.04        0.015          0.02
T-5       0.04        0.015          0.02
T-6       0.04        0.015          0.02
T-7       0.04        0.015          0.02
T-8       0.04        0.015          0.02
T-9       0.04        0.015          0.02
T-10      0.04        0.015          0.02

Plaster   Volume of lightweight aggregates (l per 1 kg of dry mix)

          EPSC   EPS    NEOPOR

T-1       --     --     --
T-2       1.25   --     --
T-3       1.50   --     --
T-4       1.75   --     --
T-5       --     1.25   --
T-6       --     1.50   --
T-7       --     1.75   --
T-8       --     --     1.25
T-9       --     --     1.50
T-10      --     --     1.75

Table 3. Force of adhesion between plaster
and different surfaces of building blocks

Coated surface   Force of        Character of disintegration
                 adhesion (MPa)

Ceramic block    0.21            Trough layer of plaster
AAC block        0.15            Trough contact area
                                   (4/5 parts) Trough
                                   layer of plaster (1/5 part)
Silicate block   0.05            Trough contact area

Table 4. Regression analysis of density
(in kg/[m.sup.3]) of thermo-insulating plasters

Aggregate   Regression               Mean square   Determination
            equation                 deviation     coefficient
                                     [S.sub.r]     [R.sup.2]
                                     (MPa)

EPSC        [rho] = 1351.2 - 871.3   12.6          0.998
              x F + 241.8
              x [F.sup.2]
EPS         [rho] = 1351.0 - 827.5   16.8          0.998
              x F + 203.2
              x [F.sup.2]
NEOPOR      [rho] = 1351.2 - 802.8   11.1          0.999
              x F + 199.3
              x [F.sup.2]

Table 5. Regression analysis of compressive
strength (in MPa) of thermo-insulating plasters

Aggregate   Regression            Mean square   Determination
            equation              deviation     coefficient
                                  [S.sub.r]     [R.sup.2]
                                  (MPa)

EPSC        [R.sub.c] = 0.00149   0.0535        0.990
              x [rho] - 0.6126
EPS         [R.sub.c] = 0.00141   0.0555        0.989
              x [rhp] - 0.5029
NEOPOR      [R.sub.c] = 0.00140   0.0426        0.993
              x [rho] - 0.4829

Table 6. Regression analysis of thermal conductivity
coefficient (in W/(m x K)) of thermo-insulating plasters

Aggregate   Regression          Mean square   Determination
            equation            deviation     coefficient
                                [S.sub.r]     [R.sup.2]
                                (MPa)

EPSC        [[lambda].sub.      0.0159        0.927
              10[degrees]C]
              = 0.00016 x
              [rho] + 0.03339
EPS         [[lambda].sub.      0.0127        0.955
              10[degrees]C]
              = 0.00016 x
              [rho] + 0.03312
NEOPOR      [[lambda].sub.      0.0103        0.977
              10[degrees]C]
              = 0.00019 x
              [rho] - 0.01106

Table 7. Regression analysis of relative
vapour resistance of thermo-insulating plasters

Aggregate   Regression   Mean square   Determination
            equation     deviation     coefficient
                         [S.sub.r]     [R.sup.2]
                         (MPa)

EPSC        [mu] =       0.467         0.954
              0.0598 x
              [rho] +
              3.032
EPS         [mu] =       0.589         0.916
              0.0489 x
              [rho] +
              4.464
NEOPOR      [mu] =       0.589         0.795
              0.00325 x
              [rho] +
              6.670
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