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Material Sheet
Cement

Cement Plasticiser

What is it used for

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Residential Construction

Used in mortar for bricklaying and rendering, improving the ease of application and finish quality.


Commercial Construction

Incorporated into concrete for floors, walls, and other structural elements to enhance workability and strength.


Infrastructure Projects

Utilized in large-scale projects such as bridges and tunnels to improve the performance and longevity of concrete structures.

Brick Wall

Dimensions

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Packaging: Typically available in 1L, 5L, and 25L containers


Weight (1L): Approximately 1 kg


Weight (5L): Approximately 5 kg


Weight (25L): Approximately 25 kg

What it’s Made From

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Lignosulfonates

Organic compounds derived from wood pulp, used to disperse cement particles and improve workability.


Water

Acts as a solvent for the plasticiser, ensuring even distribution in the mix.


Surfactants

Chemicals that reduce surface tension, allowing for better flow and workability of the cement mix.


Additives

Additional chemicals to enhance specific properties, such as setting time and water retention.

Variations

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Standard Cement Plasticiser

Description: Commonly used for general construction applications.

Applications: Bricklaying, plastering, and general mortar mixes.


Quick-Setting Plasticiser

Description: Formulated to accelerate the setting time of cement.

Applications: Ideal for projects requiring faster completion, such as repairs and emergency works.


High-Performance Plasticiser

Description: Enhanced properties for improved strength and durability.

Applications: Used in structural concrete and demanding environments.

Installation

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Tools Required

Mixing container | Measuring jug | Stirring rod


Materials Required

Cement | Sand | Water | Cement plasticiser


Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Preparation: Ensure all materials are measured accurately.

  2. Mix Cement: Combine cement and sand in the mixing container.

  3. Add Water: Gradually add water to the mix.

  4. Add Plasticiser: Measure and add the required amount of plasticiser to the water before mixing.

  5. Mix Thoroughly: Stir the mixture until it achieves a uniform consistency.

  6. Application: Apply the mortar or concrete as required for your project.

Technical Specification

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Dosage: Typically 100-200 ml per 50 kg of cement (varies by product)


PH Level: 7-9 (neutral to slightly alkaline)


Shelf Life: 12-24 months when stored correctly


Density: 1.0-1.2 g/cm³

Certification

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BS EN 934-2: Admixtures for concrete, mortar, and grout.


ISO 9001: Quality management systems ensuring consistent product quality.

Purchasing Quantities

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Single Units

Ideal for small projects or repairs, available in 1L and 5L containers.


Bulk Containers

Typically available in 25L containers, suitable for medium to large construction projects.


Pallets

Large quantities often sold in pallet loads, containing multiple 25L containers, ideal for extensive construction needs.

Environmental Impact

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Sustainability Considerations

Reduces the water content needed in cement mixes, potentially lowering the overall environmental footprint by reducing cement usage.


Eco-friendly Alternatives

Biodegradable plasticisers or those derived from renewable resources are available, offering a more sustainable option.


Waste Reduction

Enhances the workability of cement, leading to less wastage during application.


Energy Efficiency

Improved workability and flow reduce the energy required for mixing and applying cement, contributing to overall efficiency.

Suppliers

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