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06-06-2018 | Materials Technology | News | Article

New superplasticizer for the ready-mixed concrete industry

Wiebke Sanders

A new generation of superplasticizers has been developed to make it easier to mix, pump, place and smooth concrete mixtures with a high proportion of additives. It is aimed for long consistency maintenance and the production of low-viscosity concrete with extended processing. 

The product series was developed by the chemical group BASF and is called MasterEase – water-reducing admixtures that significantly improve the rheological properties of fresh concrete. The admixtures allow the resource-efficient optimization of concrete, time-efficient construction and the production of concrete surfaces of outstanding quality. The advantage: low viscosity and at the same time a high stability of the concrete mixture.

For Ready-Mixed Concrete and On-Site Applications

New to the portfolio is the MasterEase 9000 series, which was developed especially for ready-mixed concrete and on-site applications. The innovative technology allows the production of extremely low-viscosity concrete. In addition, it ensures high-quality concrete with long processing times and outstanding rheological properties.

Top-Class Rheology

Another new product, MasterSure LDP, comes from the MasterEase 9000 product range and is a special superplasticizer for applications, where very long consistency maintenance is required in combination with top-class rheology for example for foundation pile concretes or long-distance pumping. This technology allows the consistency of flowable concretes to be maintained for three hours and longer. The concrete remains workable and stable over long transportation and pumping distances.

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