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1(d) HRWRA

To improve the workability of concrete, a high-range water-reducing admixture [hyper-
plasticizer] was used during mixing operations.The high-range water-reducing admixture
(HRWRA) was a polycarboxylate-based admixture with a specific gravity of 1.The strength-gain
characteristics of the concrete were greatly influenced by the type and dosage rate of retarding
admixture, as well as by the compatibility between the retarding admixture and the high-range
water-reducing admixture.
MasterGlenium 3030 ready-to-use full-range water-reducing admixture is a
patented new generation of admixture based on polycarboxylate chemistry.

MasterGlenium® 3400 (Formerly Glenium 3400 NV)
MasterGlenium 3400 ready-to-use high-range water-reducing admixture is
a patented new generation of admixture based on polycarboxylate

MasterGlenium® 7101 (Formerly Glenium 7101)
MasterGlenium 7101 high-range water-reducing admixture is particularly
effective in improving the day to day consistency of concrete mixtures. ...

MasterGlenium® 7102 (Formerly Glenium 7102)
MasterGlenium 7102 high-range water-reducing admixture is particularly
effective in improving the day to day consistency of concrete mixtures. ...

MasterGlenium® 7500 (Formerly Glenium 7500)
MasterGlenium 7500 full-range water-reducing admixture is very effective
in producing concrete mixtures with different levels of workability...

MasterGlenium® 7700 (Formerly Glenium 7700)
MasterGlenium 7700 high-range water-reducing admixture is particularly
effective in improving the day-to-day consistency of concrete mixtures. ...

MasterGlenium® 7710 (Formerly Glenium 7710)
MasterGlenium 7710 ready-to-use highrange water-reducing admixture is
particularly effective in improving the day to day control of concrete...

MasterGlenium 7511
MasterGlenium 7511 admixture is a ready-to-use high-range waterreducing
admixture based on the next generation of polycarboxylate technology....

PS1466 ready-to-use highrange water-reducing admixture is a new
generation, patent pending admixture based on polycarboxylate chemistry.

MasterRheobuild® 1000 (Formerly Rheobuild 1000)
MasterRheobuild 1000 high-range, water-reducing admixture is formulated
to produce rheoplastic concrete. Rheoplastic concrete flows easily,...

High range water reducing admixture (ASTM C494 types F and G) decreases the water/cement
ratio and provides high-performance, particularly at early ages. Matching the chemical admixture
to the cementitious materials, both in type and dosage rate is important. Slump loss
characteristics of the concrete will determine whether the high range water reducer should be
introduced at the plant, at the site, or both locations. However, with the advent of newer
generation products, sufficient slump retention can be achieved through plant addition in most
cases. High range water reducers can be used in one or a combination of the following ways
while minimally affecting setting time:
1. Reduce the water-cement ratio while maintaining slump.
2. Increase slump while maintaining a constant water-cement ratio.
3. Reduce the cementitious materials content and water content while maintaining constant
slump and strength.
High range water reducers may serve the purpose of increasing
strength through a reduction in the water-cement ratio while
maintaining equal slump, increasing slump while maintaining equal
water-cement ratio or a combination thereof. The method of addition
should distribute the admixture uniformly throughout the concrete.
Adequate mixing is critical to uniform performance. Problems
resulting from non-uniform admixture distribution or batch-to-batch
dosage variations include inconsistent slump, rate of hardening, and
strength development.
Most of the commercial formulations of high-range water-reducers belong to one of the
following categories:
· Sulfonated melamine-formaldehyde condensates.
· Sulfonated naphthalene-formaldehyde condensate
· Modified lignosulfonates.
· Polycarboxylate derivatives.
Sika® ViscoCrete® 2100
High Range Water Reducing Admixture
Description Sika ViscoCrete 2100 is a high range water reducing and superplasticizing
admixture utilizing Sika‟s „ViscoCrete‟ polycarboxylate polymer technology.
Sika ViscoCrete 2100 meets the requirements for ASTM C-494 Types A and F.
Applications Sika ViscoCrete 2100 may be used in both ready mix and precast applications, as
a plant added high range water reducer to provide excellent plasticity while maintaining
slump for up to 90 minutes. Controlled set times make Sika ViscoCrete
2100 ideal for horizontal and vertical applications.
Sika ViscoCrete 2100 is ideal for production of Self Consolidating Concrete (SCC).
Advantages Water Reduction: Sika ViscoCrete 2100 can be dosed in small amounts to obtain
water reduction from 10-15%, and will achieve water reduction up to 45% at high
dosage rates.
Sika ViscoCrete 2100 is suitable for all levels of water reduction.
High Plasticity: The superplasticizing action of Sika ViscoCrete 2100 provides
high-slump, flowing concrete that maintains excellent workability and may be
placed with minimal vibration even at very low water cement ratio‟s as low as 0.25.
Sika ViscoCrete 2100 plasticized concrete is highly fluid while maintaining complete
cohesion within the concrete matrix to eliminate excessive bleeding or segregation.
Extended Slump Life and Set Control: Sika ViscoCrete 2100 has been formulated
to provide controlled and predictable extended slump life for periods of 60 to
90 minutes with normal set times.
The combined high range water reduction and superplasticizing action of Sika
ViscoCrete 2100 provide the following benefits in hardened concrete:
n Higher ultimate strengths allow for greater engineering design flexibility and
structural economies.
n Reduced water cement ratios produce more durable, dense concrete with
reduced permeability.
n Highly effective plasticizer reduces surface defects in concrete elements and
improves aesthetic appearance.
It has been formulated to provide maximum water reduction and extended slump
retention at low dosages.
How to Use
Dosage Dosage rates will vary according to materials used, ambient conditions and the
requirements of a specific project. Sika recommends dosage at 1-6 fl. oz. per 100
lbs. (65-390 ml/100 kg) of cementitious materials for conventional concrete
applications. If high slump or Self Consolidating Concrete (SCC) is required,
typically dosage from 5-12 fl.oz./100 lbs. (325-780 ml/100 kg.) of cementitious
materials may be used.
Dosage rates outside the recommended range may be used where specialized
materials such as microsilica are specified, extreme ambient conditions are encountered
or unusual project conditions require special consideration. In this case,
Please contact your local regional Sika office or Sika Technical Service
Department 1-800- 933-7452 for more information and assistance.
Product Data Sheet
Edition 5.21.2013
Sika ViscoCrete 2100
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when properly stored, handled and applied under normal conditions in accordance with Sika‟s instructions. In practice, the differences in materials,
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Phone: (514) 697-2610
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Mixing For best superplasticizing results, add Sika ViscoCrete 2100 directly to freshly
mixed concrete in the concrete mixer at the end of the batching cycle.
Sika ViscoCrete 2100 may also be dispensed as an integral material during the
regular admixture batching cycle or into freshly mixed concrete in a Ready-Mix
truck at the concrete plant.
To optimize the superplasticizing effect, after the addition Sika ViscoCrete 2100
Sika recommends that the combined materials be mixed for 80-100 revolutions,
either in the concrete mixer or in the Ready-Mix truck.
Combination with other admixtures: Sika ViscoCrete 2100 is highly effective
as single admixture or in combination with other admixtures in the Sika System. If
used in combination with certain Sikament high range water reducers it may affect
the plastic properties of fresh concrete. Please contact a Sika representative for
further information.
Combination with microsilica: Sika ViscoCrete 2100 is particularly well suited
for use with microsilica because of its water reduction capability and superior
slump control.
Packaging Sika ViscoCrete 2100 is available in 55 gallon drum (208 liter), 275 gallon totes
(1040 liters) drums and bulk delivery.
Storage and Shelf-life Sika ViscoCrete 2100 should be stored at above 35°F (2°C). If frozen, thaw and
agitate thoroughly to return to normal state.
Shelf life when stored in dry warehouse conditions between 50°F and 80°F
(10°C - 27°C) is one year.
Typical Data
Appearance Light Blue liquid.
Specific Gravity Approx. 1.1
Caution: IRRITANT Contains aqueous polymer solution (CAS: Mixture). May cause eye/skin/respiratory
irritation. May be harmful if swallowed.
Handling and Storage Avoid direct contact. Wear personal protective equipment (chemical resistant
goggles/gloves/clothing) to prevent direct contact with skin and eyes. Use only in
well ventilated areas. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after use. Remove
contaminated clothing and launder before reuse.
First Aid Eyes: Hold eyelids apart and flush thoroughly with water for 15 minutes. Skin:
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash skin thoroughly for 15 minutes with soap
and water. Inhalation: Remove person to fresh air. Ingestion: Do not induce
vomiting. Dilute with water. Contact physician. In all cases contact a physician
immediately if symptoms persist.
Clean Up Use personal protective equipment (chemical resistant goggles/gloves/clothing).
Without direct contact, remove spilled or excess product and place in suitable
sealed container. Dispose of excess product and container in accordance with
applicable environmental regulations.