CONCERA® Admixtures for Control Flow Concrete

More than a water reducer—a category creator.

CONCERA® admixtures make it possible to create control flow concrete, which bridges the gap between conventional and self-compacting concrete. This high flow, segregation-resistant concrete consistently flows and takes less labour to place and finish compared to conventional concrete.

Speak to a specialist about using CONCERA® admixtures on your next project.

 

Documents

CONCERA® Product Documents

Product Name Product Data Sheet
CONCERA® SA8618
Product Data Sheet
CONCERA™ SA8716
Product Data Sheet
CONCERA™ SA8733
Product Data Sheet

Technical Bulletin

Product Name PDF
CONCERA™ CP Series Technical Bulletin
CONCERA™ SA Series Technical Bulletin
Products & Accessories

Products

  • Product Name
  • Description
  • Key Benefits
  • Applications Type
CONCERA® SA8618
Description

CONCERA SA8618 is a high performance, new polymer-based superplasticiser for advanced rheological concrete. It is a ready-to-use liquid admixture with superior dispersing capacity for the cement particles in the concrete mix.

Key Benefits
  • Provides long slump life with controlled set times.
  • Finishes easily without stickiness, tearing or spotty set characteristics.
  • Less susceptible to segregation and bleeding.
Application Type

Excellent slump control and slump retention are necessary properties of any high quality concrete. CONCERA SA8618 is a tailor-made admixture that helps concrete achieve excellent slump retention for all ranges of design workability. CONCERA SA8689 is extremely effective in enhancing workability and slump retention even in mid-slump concrete and concrete with manufactured sand (crush granite fines), where conventional admixtures have difficulties achieving these properties. CONCERA SA8689 is suitable for a wide range of quality concrete, from low to higher grade concrete, by adjusting addition rate. The use of ADVA® superplasticiser can help to provide further water reduction when very low water-cement ratio is needed.

CONCERA™ SA8716
Description

CONCERA SA8716 is a highly efficient, polycarboxylate-based superplasticiser that not only extends slump-flow life but also provides extreme workability without segregation to concrete.

Key Benefits
  • Uses conventional mix designs
  • Yields consistent and predictable slump flows
  • Reduces/ eliminates job-site QC support
  • Provides consistent air management
Application Type
  • Add to the concrete mix near the end of the batch sequence for optimum performance
CONCERA™ SA8733
Description

CONCERA™ SA8733 is a high efficiency, polycarboxylate-based superplasticiser formulated to extend slump-flow life while imparting extreme workability without segregation to concrete.

Key Benefits
  • Yields consistent and predictable slump flows
  • Provides extended slump flow retention
  • Reduces/ eliminates job-site QC support
  • Provides consistent air management
Application Type
    Recommended for use in the production of Control Flow Concrete with slump flows that reside between conventional and self-compacting concrete
Overview

High flow concrete with conventional mix designs

With CONCERA® admixtures, producers can create control flow concrete using conventional mix designs and ordinary materials. This results in concrete slump flows between those of conventional concrete and self-compacting concrete.

Where to use Control Flow Concrete

Contractors can use control flow concrete anywhere they need highly flowable concrete, high passing ability or easy placement. This includes:

  • Foundation mats
  • Beams
  • Walls
  • Floors
  • Pilings and footers
  • Decks 
  • Columns
  • Top-down construction
  • Tunnels

Get more value

Concrete producers and contractors get more value out of conventionally proportioned control flow concrete by reducing placing time and labour costs.

Producers:

  • Create high quality, high-flow concrete without adjusting concrete mix designs
  • Gain market differentiation with a new concrete type
  • Achieve higher sales and better results

Contractors:

  • Accelerate project completion with concrete that’s easy to place and finish 
  • Improve safety by reducing the physical stress on workers and decreasing the vibration needed for concrete placement 
  • Use durable, high-quality concrete that builds customer trust

Consult with GCP about this concrete category creator.

Control flow concrete is a category creator — there's simply nothing else like it. Use CONCERA® admixtures to produce control flow concrete to enable fast construction and bottom-line growth.

In every application, the use of CONCERA® admixtures results in cohesive and high-flowing, durable concrete.