Mortar is a building material consisting mainly of a binding agent (e.g. lime or cement), aggregates with a maximum grain size of 4 mm and water, which harden by a chemical reaction of the binding agents.
The mortar is primarily used for the durable and weatherproof bonding of bricks and for plastering walls and ceilings. It is produced either in the factory or directly at the construction site.
In practice, there are countless mortar products with sometimes very different mechanical and physical properties. Masonry mortars, for example, must above all be pressure-resistant.
The physical properties are defined in the international testing standards to which Toni Technik’s testing machines and equipment are designed for