In the quest for sustainable products Minelco are pleased to see the resurgence of a material containing our minerals which can be reused.
Lime Plaster is not a new product; ancient Egyptian monuments, Maltese buildings, the Great Wall of China and the Aztec Empire all used lime as a building material. In the UK this product is being bought back to prominence as it can be recycled 100% and used again but as important is the ability to create intrinsic designs and apply the plaster with ease.
Leading training centres are showing apprentices how to mix and apply lime plaster which contains mica flakes for a brighter decorative effect. Minelco are working closely with a centre of excellence in London to find the best products for aesthetic appeal in this application. The variety of mica particle shapes and colours available from Minelco provides plaster finishes with a variety of effects.
The lime plaster can be chipped off the surface it has been applied to, crushed and reused but it will stay in situ for many years. The 2000 BC Egyptian monuments with lime plaster are still intact as are the statues found in Jordan made from lime plaster dating back to 5000 BC.
The picture shows recent work completed by trainees at South Thames College (London, UK) with lime plaster containing minerals supplied by Minelco.