Admixtures for Manufactured Concrete Products
Concrete on the roof? A good choice. Roof tiles made from concrete are just as reliable as the traditional ones. The same is true for concrete paving stones, concrete pipes, or concrete panels.
Appealing designs and surfaces, various shapes and colors, reduced construction times and low cost in use are key benefits of manufactured concrete products (MCP) and are essential factors for the material choice of end users. As a result, MCP producers offer a wide variety of shapes, textures and colours at competitive prices
MCP generally uses concrete mixes which are earth-moist or semi-dry; requires high energy for compaction and have to be demoulded immediately after filling and compacting – hence the challenge for admixtures is to provide solution which brings about a range of products to improve process, extrusions, aesthetics; lower water absorption and eliminate efflorescence and at the same time provide an improved surface finish of the end product – all in one go!
The MCP industry is characterised by the highest degree of automation and process optimization among all concrete producers which requires consistent mix properties independent of varying water contents and grading of the utilised raw materials. Green and early strength are critical parameters for the production process. Properties like efflorescence control, low water absorption are some of the key parameters alongside the aesthetic finish which is another important factor.
An economic manufacturing of long-lasting MCP with appealing aesthetics leads to success in this very competitive environment.
Brands under this segment:
RHEOMIX products are available as performance admixtures for concrete masonry or concrete mixes which are earth moist or semi dry. The RHEOMIX brand is available as plasticizers, waterproofers, accelerators, retarders, enti-efflorescence agents, and other special properties.
Develops higher early strength in both green and hardened concrete which
means less web cracks and fewer culls from cubing and other transfer
In some cases, increases strengths at later ages.
Improves cohesiveness and mouldability of the mix.
Improves colour, texture and uniformity.
Faster, smoother machine operation and less wear on product forming
parts ensures longer machine life.
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