Product Data Sheet Edition 07/01/2009 Identification no: 02 01 01 01 200 0 000000 Sika® ViscoCrete®-R 550 (I


Sika® ViscoCrete®-R 550 (I)
Ultra high range water reducing concrete admixture
Product Description
Uses Sika® ViscoCrete® R550 (I) is a third generation superplasticizer for concrete and mortar. It meets the requirements for superplasticizers according SIA 162 (1989 ) and prEN 934-2 & IS 9103 – 1999 (Amended 2003). Sika® ViscoCrete® R550 (I) is suitable for the production of precast concrete. ® ® Sika ViscoCrete R 550 (I) facilitates extreme water reduction, excellent flowability with the same time optimal cohesion and highest self compacting behaviour. Sika ViscoCrete® R550 (I) is used for the following types of concrete Precast concrete Selfcompacting Concrete wth highest water reduction (up tp 40%) High strength concrete High water reduction, excellent flowability, coupled with high early strengths, have a positive influence on the above mentioned applications. ® ® Sika ViscoCrete R550 (I) acts by different mechanisms. Through surface adsorption and sterical seperation effect on the cement particles, in parallel to the hydration process, the following properties are obtained: Strong self compacting behaviour, therefore suitable for the production of self compacting concrete(S.C.C) Extremely high water reduction ( resulting in high density and strengths) Excellent flowability (resulting in highly reduced placing and compacting efforts) Improved shrinkage and creep behaviour Reduced rate of carbonation of the concrete ® ® Sika ViscoCrete R550 (I) does not contain chloride or other, steel corrosion promoting ingredients. It may therefore be used without any restrictions for reinforced- and prestressed – concrete construction. SIA 162 (1989) and prEN 934-2 & IS 9103 – 1999 (Amended 2003).


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Product Data
Appearance / Colour Packaging Brownish liquid 100 kg, 200 kg


Sika® ViscoCrete®-R 550 (I)


further mixing should take place for at-least one minute per cubic metre of concrete. Frost: ® ® If frozen and / or if precipitation has occurred. Recommended Dosage : For soft plastic concrete 0. quality of cement and aggregates. All technical data stated in this Product Data Sheet are based on laboratory tests. storage and disposal of chemical products. Excessive water addition or overdosing may cause bleeding or segregation. Cleaning of Tools Notes on Application / Limitations Clean all tools and application equipment with water immediately after use. water/cement ratio and ambient temperature.2 – 0. Protect from direct sunlight and frost. Important: Always conduct trials before combining products in specific mixes and contact our Technical Service Department for information about specific combinations. Value Base Health and Safety Information 2 Sika® ViscoCrete®-R 550 (I) 2/3 . users shall refer to the most recent Material Safety Data Sheet containing physical. Actual dosage to be finalised on the basis of site trials. Exact dosage rates are dependent on the type of effect sought.7% by weight of cement For flowing concrete :0. Actual measured data may vary due to circumstances beyond our control. For information and advice on the safe handling. Application Instructions Dispensing Application Method / Tools Sika® ViscoCrete®-R550 (I) should be added separately to the freshly mixed concrete. in dry conditions at temperatures between +5°C and +30°C. Laboratory trials before concreting on site are strongly recommended when using a new mix design or producing new concrete components. Hardened / cured material can only be removed mechanically. ecological.6 – 3. Sika ViscoCrete -R 550 (I) may be used after thawing slowly at room temperature followed by intensive remixing. The standard rules of good concreting practice. When added separately to the freshly mixed concrete. are to be followed.2-3.Storage Storage Conditions / Shelf Life 12 months from date of production if stored properly in undamaged unopened.04 kg/l at 30 C º System Information Application Details Consumption / Dosage 0. Technical Data Chemical Base Relative Density Aqueous solution of modified polycarboxylate ~ 1. original sealed packaging. toxicological and other safety-related data. Fresh concrete must be cured properly and as early as possible.0% by weight of cement or binder. concerning production and placing.0% by weight of cement Application Conditions / Limitations Compatibility ® ® ® Sika ViscoCrete -R 550 (I) may be combined with many other Sika Products.

copies of which will be supplied on 3 Sika® ViscoCrete®-R 550 (I) 3/3 . India Phone +91 33 2447 2448/2449 Telefax +91 33 2468 8688/2665 www. The proprietary rights of third parties must be observed. info@in. handled and applied under normal conditions in accordance with Sika’s recommendations. Diamond Harbour Road Kolkata. or from any written recommendations. All orders are accepted subject to our current terms of sale and delivery.Legal Notes The information. In practice. Users must always refer to the most recent issue of the local Product Data Sheet for the product concerned. or from any other advice offered. substrates and actual site conditions are such that no warranty in respect of merchantability or of fitness for a particular purpose. and. The user of the product must test the product’s suitability for the intended application and purpose. in particular. Construction Sika India Pvt. Sika reserves the right to change the properties of its products. nor any liability arising out of any legal relationship whatsoever. Commercial Complex II 620. are given in good faith based on Sika's current knowledge and experience of the products when properly stored. sika.sika. 700 034. the differences in materials. can be inferred either from this information. the recommendations relating to the application and end-use of Sika products.

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