Concrete, the single most widely-used building material in the world, has a history dating back to the Romans and ancient Egyptians. Given that concrete is used twice as much in construction over all other building materials, emphasis on quality, performance and sustainability is essential for the industry to grow and thrive. One of the most important ingredients in high performance, long-lasting, durable and beautiful concrete produced today are concrete admixtures. Concrete admixtures are natural or manufactured chemicals or additives added during concrete mixing to enhance specific properties of the fresh or hardened concrete, such as workability, durability, or early and final strength.
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Chemical Admixtures Are One of the Components in High Performance Concrete
The first step in optimizing concrete is to recognize that concrete is no longer simply cementitious materials, aggregates and water. It is a high performance material with not just four, but seven essentials – consisting of water, cementitious material, sand, gravel, chemical admixtures, additives and fiber reinforcement.
With this One Material – Concrete – Sika Supports in Your Project Needs
Our local sales and technical services teams support you throughout every phase of the construction process: from the initial consultation and project planning phase, to the detailed design phase and application on the job site and finally quality control, completion and final handover.