ADVA® Cast high-range admixtures
A high-range water reducing admixture for the precast/prestressed concrete industry. Excellent placeability and workability, flow through congested forms without segregation and high early strength: there is an ADVA® Cast to meet all your needs.
ADVA® Cast is a series of high efficiency, polycarboxylate-based, high-range water-reducing admixtures for the precast/prestressed concrete industry. In addition to providing excellent water reduction, ADVA® Cast products generate higher compressive strengths, better slump retention, improved rheology, enhanced air control, superior finishability and robustness across a wide range of materials, including both flowable and self-consolidating concrete.
- Product Name
- Key Benefits
- Applications Type
ADVA® Cast 560 is an accelerating superplasticising admixture designed to yield high range water reduction, short setting time and very high early compressive strength as required by the precast industry.
- Considerable increases in compressive strength
- Impermeability and durability are correspondingly improved
- Early release strength
- Ideal for use in all precast/pre-stressed structures where high-range water reduction and accelerated early strength development are needed for early de-moulding and /or heat energy savings.
ADVA® Flow 340 is a high performance high efficiency, new generation admixture designed to impart extremely high consistence and enable the production of self compacting concrete.
- ADVA Flow 340 is extremely efficient, allowing the production of high flow / self-compacting concrete without excessive admixture dosage and at ‘normal’ water contents.
- Can be used with most types of Portland cements.
- Effective in concrete containing fly ash or ground granulated blast slag.
Solve challenging forms, improve efficiency and quality with high-strength SCC
Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC) is a highly flowable, non-segregating concrete that spreads into place, fills formwork, self-compacts and encapsulates even the most congested reinforcement, all without any mechanical vibration. SCC flows evenly around complex or congested forms without segregation.
SCC produced with ADVA® Cast products provides unique advantages over conventional flowing concrete:
- Lower SCC viscosity
- No segregation
- No blocking
- Improved finishes
This results in high-quality, high performance, precast concrete elements.
Technical services for every application
Concerned about how to use ADVA® Cast for your project? Don't be. GCP maintains a worldwide team of professionals to consult with concrete producers. For more information on the best ADVA® Cast product for your mix, contact GCP today.
Feature: ADVA® Cast 585 and the GCP Air Management System
Precast/prestressed concrete often requires air entrainment to improve its freezing and thawing durability. Entrained air must be present in the correct concentration (air content %) and also fall within industry specified parameters (e.g. spacing factor, size of the air bubbles, etc.) in order to be fully effective and in compliance, ADVA® Cast 585 contains a special (patent pending) deformer package designed to develop a stable air void system consisting of smaller air bubbles, which helps meet specifications and performance requirements.
In addition to providing an excellent air void system and benefits of a high-range water-reducer, ADVA® Cast 585 can be combined with AIRtrac™, a sensor that measures the temperature and total air content of concrete in real time while mixing. When combined, these products and technologies provide for a complete AIR Management System.