ADVA® 198

High-range water-reducing admixture ASTM C494 Type A and F

Product Description

ADVA® 198 superplasticizer is a polycarboxlate-based high-range water-reducing admixture specifically formulated to meet the needs of the concrete industry. It is a low viscosity liquid, which has been formulated by the manufacturer for use as received.

ADVA® 198 superplasticizer is manufactured under closely controlled conditions to provide uniform, predictable performance and is formulated to comply with specifications for Chemical Admixtures for Concrete, ASTM Designation C494 as a Type A and F admixture. The product does not contain intentionally added calcium chloride. One gallon weighs approximately 9.0 lbs (1.1 kg/L).

Product Advantages

  • Highly efficient, producing high slump concrete at very low dosages
  • Provides a combination of slump life with near neutral set time
  • Consistent air entrainment
  • Consistent performance across cement chemistries
  • Concrete finishes easily without stickiness, spotty set or tearing


ADVA® 198 superplasticizer produces concrete with extremely workable characteristics referred to as high slump. It also allows concrete to be produced with very low water/cement ratios for high strength.

While ADVA® 198 superplasticizer is ideal for use in any concrete where it is desired to minimize the water/cementitious ratio yet maintain workability, it is primarily intended for use in ready-mix concrete, but may also be used in other applications such as precast concrete and self-consolidating concrete.

    Addition Rates

    ADVA® 198 superplasticizer addition rates can vary with type of application, but will normally range from 2 to 15 fl oz/100 lbs (130 to 980 mL/100 kg) of cementitious. In most instances, the addition of 3 to 6 fl oz/100 lbs (195 to 375 mL/100 kg) of cementitious will be sufficient. At a given water/cementitious ratio, the slump required for placement can be controlled by varying the addition rate. Should conditions require using more than the recommended addition rates, please consult your GCP representative.

    ADVA® 198 superplasticizer dosage requirements may also be affected by mix design, cementitious content and aggregate gradations. Please consult with your GCP Applied Technologies representative for more information and assistance.

    Compatibility with Other Admixtures and Batch Sequencing

    ADVA® 198 superplasticizer is compatible with most GCP admixtures as long as they are added separately to the concrete mix.

    However, ADVA® products are not recommended for use in concrete containing naphthalene-based admixtures including DARACEM® 19 and DARACEM® 100. In general, it is recommended that ADVA® 198 superplasticizer be added to the concrete mix near the end of the batch sequence for optimum performance. Different sequencing may be used if local testing shows better performance. Please see GCP Technical Bulletin TB-0110, Admixture Dispenser Discharge Line Location and Sequencing for Concrete Batching Operations for further recommendations. The product should not come in contact with any other admixture before or during batching.

    Pretesting of the concrete mix should be performed before use and as conditions and materials change in order to assure compatibility with other admixtures, and to optimize dosage rates, addition times in the batch sequencing and concrete performance. For concrete that requires air entrainment, the use of an ASTM C260 air-entraining agent (such as DARAVAIR® or DAREX® product lines) is recommended to provide suitable air void parameters for freeze-thaw resistance. Please consult your GCP representative for guidance.

    Packaging & Handling

    ADVA® 198 superplasticizer is available in bulk, delivered by metered tank trucks, in 275 gal (1040 L) totes, and in 55 gal (208 L) drums. It will begin to freeze at approximately 32°F (0°C), but will return to full strength after thawing and thorough agitation. In storage, and for proper dispensing, ADVA® 198 superplasticizer should be maintained at temperatures above 32°F (0°C).

    Dispensing Equipment

    A complete line of accurate, automatic dispensing equipment is available. | North America customer service: 1-877-4AD-MIX (1-877-423-6491)

    We hope the information here will be helpful. It is based on data and knowledge considered to be true and accurate, and is offered for consideration, investigation and verification by the user, but we do not warrant the results to be obtained. Please read all statements, recommendations, and suggestions in conjunction with our conditions of sale, which apply to all goods supplied by us. No statement, recommendation, or suggestion is intended for any use that would infringe any patent, copyright, or other third party right.

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    Last Updated: 2020-05-26