ADVA® Cast High-Range Water Reducers
A high-range water reducing admixture for the precast/prestressed concrete industry. Excellent placeability and workability, flow through congested forms without segregation, high early strength, there is an ADVA® Cast to meet all your needs.
ADVA® Cast is a series of high-efficiency, polycarboxylate-based, high-range, water-reducing admixtures for the precast/prestressed concrete industry. In addition to providing excellent water reduction, ADVA® Cast products generate higher compressive strengths, better slump retention, improved rheology, enhanced air control, superior finishability and robustness across a wide range of materials, including both flowable and self-consolidating concrete.
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ADVA® Cast 575 is a high efficiency, low addition rate polycarboxylate-based high-range water reducer designed for the production of a wide range of concrete mixes, from conventional to Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC).
- Superior air entrainment control
- Enhanced concrete cohesiveness
- Superior finish on cast surfaces
ADVA® Cast 575 is a plant-added superplasticizer that is formulated to impart improved workability to the concrete and to achieve high early compressive strength as required by the precast industry.
Solve challenging forms, improve efficiency and quality with high-strength SCC
Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC) is a highly flowable, non-segregating concrete that spreads into place, fills formwork, self-compacts and encapsulates even the most congested reinforcement, all without any mechanical vibration. SCC flows evenly around complex or congested forms without segregation.
SCC produced with ADVA® Cast products provides unique advantages over conventional flowing concrete:
- Lower SCC viscosity
- No segregation
- No blocking
- Improved finishes
This results in high-quality, high performance, precast concrete elements.
Feature: ADVA® Cast 585 and the GCP Air Management System
Precast/prestressed concrete often requires air entrainment to improve its freezing and thawing durability. Entrained air must be present in the correct concentration (air content %) and also fall within industry specified parameters (e.g. spacing factor, size of the air bubbles, etc.) in order to be fully effective and in compliance, ADVA® Cast 585 contains a special (patent pending) deformer package designed to develop a stable air void system consisting of smaller air bubbles, which helps meet specifications and performance requirements.
In addition to providing an excellent air void system and benefits of a high-range water-reducer, ADVA® Cast 585 can be combined with AIRtrac™, a sensor that measures the temperature and total air content of concrete in real time while mixing. When combined, these products and technologies provide for a complete AIR Management System.
Technical services for every application
Concerned about how to use ADVA® Cast for your project? Don't be. GCP maintains a worldwide team of professionals to consult with concrete producers. For more information on the best ADVA® Cast product for your mix, contact GCP today.
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