Kratasol Form is a special plasticizer for concrete, designed to control the rheological characteristics of hard concrete mixtures. The additive is a complex product based on surfactants, air-entraining components, thixotropic additives.

Areas of use

The additive is used in the manufacture of products based on hard concrete mixtures by formless molding (including prestressed), vibropressing. The additive can be used in the manufacture of hollow core slabs, paving slabs, small architectural forms, etc. The additive is not a corrosive component of concrete, does not violate the passive state of steel reinforcement in concrete, does not cause its corrosion.

Benefits of Using Supplements

  • reduces time and energy costs for vibrating concrete mixtures;
  • reduces the risk of delamination of concrete mixtures;
  • improves molding conditions;
  • provides plasticity of a concrete mix up to the beginning of its setting;
  • gives thixotropy to concrete mixtures, allows preserving the given geometry of products;
  • reduces water demand of concrete mixes.

Recommendations for use

The recommended dosage of the additive is - 0.1 ÷ 0.2% of the commercial product of the weight of cement. The range of recommended dosages of the supplement can be expanded. The optimal dosage of the additive is established during laboratory tests. At the same time, the concrete composition is selected according to GOST 27006 by any method that meets the design requirements for concrete and concrete mix, with subsequent adjustment of properties by reducing water consumption and optimizing the dosage of the additive. Dosing of the additive must be carried out with an accuracy of ± 2%.

The additive is introduced into the concrete mixture together with the mixing water, preferably with the last third of the mixing water. In this case, it is necessary to ensure effective mixing of the concrete mixture. Do not add the additive to the dry mix.

When applying heat treatment of products, heating should be carried out at a temperature of no more than 70 ° C.

In the case of long-term storage or use of large volumes of the additive, it is necessary to periodically homogenize the additive by sparging with compressed air or periodically mixing.

Storage recommendations

Store at a temperature of + 5 ÷ + 35 ° C in a closed container. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight. If the recommended storage conditions are violated, a change in the physicochemical and consumer properties of the product may occur. Compliance with the recommended conditions allows you to store the additive for 6 months from the date of manufacture.

Precautionary measures

The use of protective gloves when working with the additive is recommended. In case of contact with the skin, wash off with soap and water. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and consult a doctor if necessary. Dispose of the additive in accordance with local regulations and do not pour into soil, water, sewers.

Recommendations for the use of the additive are presented on the basis of existing practical experience with proper storage and use. For more information, the consumer should contact the technical support service of Pigment PJSC, the direction is “Additives to building materials”. Consumers are encouraged to request updated product specifications.