The Admixture Systems business especially caters to customers from the:
Ready-mix concrete industry
Our admixtures aid in the production of high-strength, durable concrete – a prerequisite for intricate architectural designs. They render unnecessary the mechanical compacting by vibration; they allow concrete to flow, thus increasing application time and ease of use; they aid in the curing process of the concrete; they prevent the concrete’s components from segregating; after curing they leave the concrete with a smooth and clean surface – and ensure an extremely long service life for the project. Our product range includes key brands such as Pozzolith®
superplasticisers and our latest innovation, Glenium®
technology. Smart Dynamic ConstructionTM
is our newest concept, which allows the ready-mix industry to reach increased energy efficiency, higher concrete durability and better construction process economy in order to reduce CO2
emissions and save time and money.
Precast concrete elements industry
As precast concrete elements make planning easier and construction processes
quicker, they are becoming more and more popular. Up until now large amounts of energy were necessary to compact the concrete through vibration and to accelerate the curing process with steam. The Zero Energy System revolutionizes this manufacturing process: by combining Glenium®
ACE with RheodynamicTM
self-compacting concrete technology, concrete flows and compacts automatically – without vibration and without segregation. In addition, the accelerated curing process makes steam treatment unnecessary. This reduces energy consumption and equipment requirements while increasing productivity and improving work safety.
Manufactured concrete products industry
Unlike precast elements, manufactured concrete products are not cast but pressed: within a few seconds, the earth-dry concrete is turned into, for instance, a square meter of paving stones. The final product has to immediately retain its form without a mold. With our Production Efficiency Method we recreate the complex production process in a laboratory and analyze it systematically without slowing down production. This evaluation method combined with our experience enables us to offer admixtures which optimize the concrete mix – our RheoFIT®
products are engineered for the specific needs of the manufactured concrete products industry.
Underground construction industry
For underground and tunnel construction we provide tailor-made product systems that support engineers throughout the entire construction process: with our MEYCO®
brand, we offer products for tunnel boring as well as admixtures for sprayed concrete applications. On example is our product Fireshield 1350, a sprayed thermal barrier that withstands fire and keeps the structure intact for hours even when it is exposed to extremely high temperatures. This can not only drastically reduce secondary damage after a fire but possibly even save lives.