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Colouring pigment for cementitious systems

Description Coverage: FEBOXIDEs are powdered colouring pigments for cementitious systems. FEBOXIDE complies to BS 1014. Fields of application Curing / after treatment: For the colouring of concrete, sand/cement renderings, mortars for decorative or identification purposes. FEBOXIDEs are available in the following colours: Red, Yellow, Black, Brown and Marigold. Green: Special orders only. Features and benefits No special mixing techniques, no special moulds. Steam curing of precast units has no effect. Colours throughout the whole of a concrete mix. Maintenance costs reduced. Dosing by hand or automatically. Not affected by other admixtures. No adverse affect on setting times, compressive or tensile strengths or freeze/thaw resistance. Based on metallic oxides. Cure using conventional method such as properly secured plastic sheeting, hessian, ponding, etc. or use suitable curing compound from within the MASTERKURE range. Cleaning: Treat as normal concrete, clean all tools and equipment with water immediately after use. Packaging Available in 25kg containers. N.B. Green is available only against special orders in 50kg containers. Storage Store in cool, dry conditions. Shelf life Minimum one year when stored in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations in unopened containers. Watchpoints To avoid variations in shade the type and source of aggregate and cement should be kept constant for the same project. Trial mixes before start-up will show the colour shade to be expected. Allow samples to dry out for 2-3 days before assessing the finished colour. 1-2kg per 50kg of grey cement depending upon the shade required. With white cement, pastel shades can be obtained with an addition of as little as 0.5% by weight of cement.

Technical data / Typical properties*

Appearance Chloride Content Fine free flowing powder of appropriate colour. <0.1% (w/w) by admixture (Nil).

Application procedure Mixing: When gauging by hand: dry measure out the aggregate and cement and sprinkle the FEBOXIDE on the heap. The ingredients should be turned over dry and then water added and mixed in the normal manner. When mixing by machine: place the aggregates and cement in the mixing drum, add the FEBOXIDE and mix dry for at least 30 seconds. Add gauging water and mix as normal.

Adding Value to Concrete

The formation of stains or patches on coloured concrete can be due to various reasons: efflorescence of lime or presence of mould oil are two common causes. Minimum water addition will reduce efflorescence and chemical release agents, such as RHEOFINISH 202, reduce staining. Smooth surfaces show efflorescence more than textured surfaces. Note Field service, where provided, does not constitute supervisory responsibility. For additional information contact your local MBT representative. MBT reserves the right to have the true cause of any difficulty determined by accepted test methods. Quality and care All products originating from MBTs Dubai, UAE facility are manufactured under a management system independently certified to conform to the requirements of the quality, environmental and occupational health & safety standards ISO 9000, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.
06/2003 MBT-ME

* Properties listed are only for guidance and are not a guarantee of performance.

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Whilst any information contained herein is true, accurate and represents our best knowledge and experience, no warranty is given or implied with any recommendations made by us, our representatives or distributors, as the conditions of use and the competence of any labour involved in the application are beyond our control.
Certificate No: 945787

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