Admixture Solutions

Admixtures for Mortar

CEMEX manufacture two main types of admixtures for mortar applications, Retarders and Air Entrainers, usually in combination to produce controlled ready -to-use Mortar.

RETARDERS - A ready to use liquid mortar retarder for use in conjunction with mortar air entraining admixtures to produce set controlled, ready-to-use mortars. This product can also be used to produce set controlled screed.

AIR ENTRAINERS – Mortar air entrainers are high performance admixtures for use in the production of ready to use or dry silo mortar. They are normally used in conjunction with retarders or stabilisers.

 

RETARDERS - FEATURES/ BENEFITS


  • Retardation can be controlled up to a period of 24-72 hours or as required
  • Reduces bleeding
  • Produces cohesive workable mortar
  • Enhances finishing characteristics

AIR ENTRAINERS - FEATURES/ BENEFITS


  • Stable air system with minimum loss throughout the life of the plastic mortar
  • Reduces bleeding
  • Cohesive workable mortar
  • Air contents are less susceptible to variations in fine aggregate grading and silt content
  

APPLICATIONS


  • Screed retarders
  • Brick and block laying
  • Internal first-coat plaster
  • External render
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