Superplasticizers in concrete

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Series titleCanadian Building Digest; no. 203
Physical description6 p.
Subjectwater reducing plasticizers; concrete (materials); Admixtures
AbstractA superplasticizer is one of a class of admixtures called water-reducers that are used to lower the mix water requirement of concrete. Normal water-reducers are capable of reducing water requirements by about 10 to 15 per cent whereas superplasticizers are capable of reducing water contents by about 30 per cent. They are variously known as superplasticizers, superfluidizers, superfluidifiers, super water-reducers or high range water-reducers. Their applications and effects on concrete are discussed.
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PublisherDivision of Building Research. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Superplastifiants et béton
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number3691
NPARC number20329453
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Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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