ADVA® high-range water reducers

High-range water reducers used to consistently produce high strength concrete

ADVA® is a family of high-range water reducers used in the production of ready mix, precast and prestressed concrete. In addition to providing excellent water reduction, ADVA® products generate higher compressive strengths, better slump retention, improved rheology, enhanced air control, superior finishability and robustness across a wide range of materials, including both flowable and self-consolidating concrete.

Documents

Technical Bulletin

Product Name Product Data Sheet
ADVA® 841U
Product Data Sheet
ADVA® 845
Product Data Sheet
ADVA® 960
Product Data Sheet
ADVA® 960U
Product Data Sheet
ADVA® 970B
Product Data Sheet
ADVA® 971
Product Data Sheet
ADVA® 972G
Product Data Sheet
ADVA® 976
Product Data Sheet
ADVA® 977G
Product Data Sheet
DARACEM 810U
Product Data Sheet
DARACEM 811
Product Data Sheet
DARACEM 921
Product Data Sheet
DARACEM 933
Product Data Sheet
Products & Accessories

Products

  • Product Name
  • Description
  • Key Benefits
  • Applications Type
ADVA® 841U
Description

ADVA® 841U is a liquid, high range, polycarboxylate ether-based (PCE) admixture designed to work effectively in concrete mixes with both low and high binder contents.

Key Benefits
  • Delivers very high ultimate and early strengths and an improved surface finish with reduced stickiness
  • Good flow through congested reinforcement without stickiness and low thixotrophy, thereby reducing noise and labour cost from vibration
  • Enables concrete to retain workability for longer time without seriously affecting setting time, as it delivers very high water reduction at controlled set retardation
Application Type
  • Concrete grades up to 50 MPa, where controlling setting times using conventional admixtures proves difficult
  • Fair-faced concrete with high flow and early strength for early stripping of formwork
  • Concrete that requires transport or pumping over long distances
ADVA® 845
Description

ADVA 845 is a liquid mid range Polycarboxylate ether based admixture essentially designed to work in concrete mixes with medium to high binder contents.

Key Benefits
  • Can replace conventional naphthalene admixtures used in ready mix concrete
  • Has a good dosage range to work over different types of mixes to offer desired performance
  • Retains slumps for longer times with minimal retardation in contrast to conventional naphthalene admixtures
Application Type
ADVA® 960
Description

ADVA 960 is a high performance liquid polycarboxylic-ether-based (PCE) admixture to cover several applications. It works well with all cement composites to produce desired results on field.

Key Benefits
  • No chlorides
  • Water Reduction and Slump Retention
  • Offers excellent strength in comparison to many other equivalents in the market
Application Type
ADVA® 960U
Description

ADVA 960U is a High Performance liquid PCE based admixture to cover several applications.

Key Benefits
  • No Chlorides: No chlorides / salts are added in ADVA 960U
  • Strength: ADVA 960U offers excellent strength in comparison to many other equivalents in the market
  • Applications: Works across many concrete mixes offering flexibility on water reduction and slump retention
Application Type
ADVA® 970B
Description

ADVA 970B is a liquid mid range Polycarboxylate ether based admixture essentially designed to work in ready mix concrete mixes with low binder contents.

Key Benefits
  • Can replace conventional naphthalene admixtures used in ready mix concrete
  • Has a good dosage range to work over different types of mixes to offer desired performance
  • Retains slumps for longer times with minimal retardation in contrast to conventional naphthalene admixtures
Application Type
ADVA® 971
Description

ADVA 971 is a liquid mid range Polycarboxylate ether based admixture essentially designed to work in ready mix concrete mixes with low binder contents.

Key Benefits
  • Can replace conventional naphthalene admixtures used in ready mix concrete
  • Has a good dosage range to work over different types of mixes to offer desired performance
  • Can produce highly workable / self levelling mixes
Application Type
ADVA® 972G
Description

ADVA 972G is a liquid mid range Polycarboxylate ether based admixture essentially designed to work in ready mix concrete mixes replacing conventional SNF products.

Key Benefits
  • Can replace conventional naphthalene admixtures used in ready mix concrete
  • Has a good dosage range to work over different types of mixes to offer desired performance
  • Retains slumps for longer times with minimal retardation in contrast to conventional naphthalene admixtures
Application Type
ADVA® 976
Description

ADVA® 976 is a liquid, mid-range, polycarboxylic ether-based (PCE) admixture that produces concrete with workability retention up to three hours

Key Benefits
  • Offers high water reduction and excellent slump retention
  • Delivers very high ultimate and early strengths and an improved surface finish with reduced stickiness
  • Good flow through congested reinforcement without stickiness and low thixotrophy
Application Type
  • Concrete grades up to 50/60 MPa needing long distance travel, perhaps due to traffic conditions
  • Projects where workability loss is anticipated, maybe due to pumping at higher altitudes
  • Where workability retention over a longer time period is critical
ADVA® 977G
Description

ADVA® 977G is a liquid, mid-range, polycarboxylic ether-based (PCE) admixture that produces high flow concrete with good stability.

Key Benefits
  • High water reduction capability
  • Good flow through congested reinforcement without stickiness and low thixotrophy
  • Disperses very fast and does not require long mixing time in the batching plants
Application Type
  • High-rise construction with concrete grades up to 50 / 60 MPa, where excellent flow concrete is required for high altitude pumping
  • Fair-faced concrete with good flow and early strength for early stripping of formwork
  • Where workability retention over longer time periods is critical
DARACEM 810U
Description

DARACEM 810U is a specially designed High-Range Water Reducer designed to cover several concrete applications, under all seasonal conditions.

Key Benefits
  • Yields exceptional ultimate compressive strength over a wide range of cement contents
  • Imparts excellent workability retention
  • Aids cohesion of concrete
Application Type
DARACEM 811
Description

DARACEM 811 is a Retarding Superplasticizer carefully formulated to offer excellent water reduction and slump retention in most challenging environments.

Key Benefits
  • Yields exceptional ultimate compressive strength over a wide range of cement contents
  • Effective water reduction and imparts excellent slump retention
  • Can produce highly workable, self-levelling concrete when used at increased dosage
Application Type
DARACEM 921
Description

DARACEM 921 is a versatile High-Range Water Reducer of Retarding type designed to cover several concrete applications, under normal to very high ambient temperatures without severely extending the set time of the concrete.

Key Benefits
  • Yields exceptional ultimate compressive strength over a wide range of cement contents
  • Imparts excellent and high water reduction
  • Can produce highly workable, self-levelling concrete when used at increased dosage
Application Type
DARACEM 933
Description

High Range Water Reducing Admixture (Normal / Non-Retarding Type)

Key Benefits
  • Offer desired slump retention without delayed setting
  • Use wide range of cements and SCMs of different sources with near-zero compatibility issues
  • Obtain best performance with cost effectiveness across a wide range / grades of concrete
Application Type
Overview

ADVA® products do it all

Whether it’s keeping the water/cement ratio to a minimum while achieving high strength and durability or producing extremely workable high slump, there's not a lot that ADVA® products can't do.

ADVA® 405 when used in Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC) provides excellent blemish-free form finishes. ADVA® 198 provides excellent slump retention and near neutral set properties. From design to production to construction, there's no aspect of the concrete creation process that ADVA® can't help with.

What are the benefits of Self-Consolidating Concrete?

Self-Consolidating Concrete is a highly flowable, non-segregating concrete that spreads into place, fills formwork, self-compacts and encapsulates even the most congested reinforcement, all without any mechanical vibration.

SCC produced with ADVA® products provides unique advantages over conventional flowing concrete:

  • Lower SCC viscosity

  • Self placement

  • No segregation

  • No blocking

Workability, durability, high strength result in superior concrete

ADVA® products  are high efficiency polycarboxylate-based superplasticisers especially formulated to extend slump-flow life while imparting extreme workability without segregation to concrete, to achieve high early compressive strength.

These ADVA® products can:

  • Produce SCC concrete with extremely high levels of workability without segregation.

  • Provide superior water tolerance to the concrete making it less susceptible to normal manufacturing moisture fluctuations.

  • Extend slump life to enable batch plant adjustments and predictable job site plastic properties.

  • Provide superior concrete surface finish characteristics with reduced bugholing.

Perfect your mix with GCP Technical Services

There is a wide variety of admixtures in the ADVA® product family to achieve nearly any desired result for ready mix, precast and prestressed concrete. We work closely with all of our clients to ensure that they can get the results they want. Our global support team offers 24/7 assistance and consultation for concrete producers.