DARACEM® 16

Concrete Superplasticiser

Product Description

DARACEM® 16 is a high performance liquid concrete superplasticiser that has been developed to impart extreme workability to concrete mixes so that large or difficult pours can be made, whilst maintaining excellent slump retention properties, especially under hot climatical conditions. The product has minimal set retardation characteristics.

DAR ACEM 16

can also be utilized to effect large water reductions thus achieving high performance in both plastic and hardened states

DARACEM 16 is an extremely powerful deflocculating agent and performs by dispersing cement into its primary particles,dramatically increasing flow characteristics of the cement paste.

Main applicational areas are:

  • High quality concrete for durable structures
  • Bridge deck slabs
  • Silica fume concrete
  • Pozzolanic and blast furnace slag concretes
  • Reinforced and pre-stressed precast elements
  • Piling and in-situ structures

DARACEM 16 meets the requirements of ASTM C494 Type D

and G, BS EN 934-2 and ASTM C1017.

Advantages

  • High compressive strength concrete especially at early ages
  • High workability concrete mix with DARACEM® 16  will have the same or higher compressive strength compared to plain concrete of similar w/c ratio.
  • Plastic concrete exhibits high cohesion, fluidity and flowability.
  • Excellent slump retention properties even at high ambient temperatures, whilst exhibiting minimal set retardation
  • Addition of DARACEM® 16 to plain concrete allows a water reduction of up to 30%.
  • Low w/c ratios lead to excellent durability of the concrete.
  • Good surface finish, providing highly aesthetic concrete appearance

 

Typical Properties

DARACEM 16 

Appearance dark brown liquid
Specific Gravity 1.23 at 20 °C
Air Entrainment 0.5%
Chloride Content Nil

Method of Use

DARACEM 16 is supplied ready for use, and should be added to
concrete mixes either during the mixing cycle or at the same
time as the water, or alternatively it should be added in its
supplied form to a normal concrete mix a few minutes before the
pour is made.
In the latter case a mixing cycle of at least 2 minutes should be
provided to ensure complete dispersion Compatibility with Cements DARACEM 16 is compatible with all Portland, Pozzolanic and Blast furnace cements. It is also

compatible with concrete

containing fly ash and or silica fume

Compatibility with other Admixtures

DARACEM 16 should not be premixed under any circumstances with other admixtures. While some admixtures can be usefully combined within the same mix the performance of this product may well be affected by the presence of other chemicals and we recommend that GCP Applied Technologies be contacted for advice in all such circumstances.

Addition Rates

Range: 0.60%–2.0% volume by weight of cement

The optimum dosage is assessed after preliminary trials depending upon the actual mix constituents and specifications required. Addition rates outside of the recommended dosage range may be used for special concrete applications. In such circumstances it is important to conduct preliminary trials on the actual mix constituents to assess the effect on the properties of the concrete at the dosage level specified

Effects of Overdosing

Serious overdosing of DARACEM® 16 will generally produce a concrete mix of even greater workability. Set retardation and a slight increase in air entrainment may be noticed. In SRC mixes and cooler weather, set retardation will be further increased. If intentional or accidental increases above the recommended addition rates are encountered, care must be taken to allow for the effect on the stripping time of formwork. In such cases, however, provided the concrete is properly cured, the ultimate strength will generally be higher than for normal concrete.

Dispensing

It is preferable that liquid admixtures for concrete should be
introduced into a mixer by means of automatic dispensing
equipment, details of which can be supplied upon request.

Health and Safety

For further information see the DARACEM 16 SDS (Safety Data
Sheet) or consult GCP.

Packaging

DARACEM 16 is supplied in 210 litre, non-returnable containers.
Alternatively, 1000 litre IBCs and bulk deliveries can be arranged.

Storage

DARACEM 16 should be stored in original containers or suitable
closed tanks, preferably out of direct sunlight and protected
from extremes of temperature.

Storage Life in Manufacturer’s Drums:

12 months from the date of manufacture

Storage Life in Bulk Storage:

12 months from the date of delivery

Technical Service

The Technical Service Department of GCP is available to assist
you in the correct and best use of our products. These resources
and advice are at your disposal entirely without obligation. Please
contact:

 

GCP Emirates Chemicals LLC

Emirates Chemicals LLC
Festival Tower, Suite 1701
Dubai Festival City
P.O. Box 5006
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 2329901
Fax: +971 4 2329940
Email: meinfo@grace.com

gcpat.uk | United Kingdom customer service: +44 (0) 1480 478421

We hope the information here will be helpful. It is based on data and knowledge considered to be true and accurate, and is offered for consideration, investigation and verification by the user, but we donot warrant the results to be obtained. Please read all statements, recommendations, and suggestions in conjunction with our conditions of sale, which apply to all goods supplied by us. No statement,recommendation, or suggestion is intended for any use that would infringe any patent, copyright, or other third party right.

DARACEM is a trademark, which may be registered in the United States and/or other countries, of GCP Applied Technologies Inc. This trademark list has been compiled using available publishedinformation as of the publication date and may not accurately reflect current trademark ownership or status.

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GCP Applied Technologies Inc., 62 Whittemore Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140 USA.

Emirates Chemicals LLC, Festival Tower, Suite 1701, Dubai Festival City, P.O. Box 5006, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Last Updated: 2020-06-09

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