Sika Technologies for Durable Concrete

With the extraordinary superplasticising capabilities of Sika® ViscoCrete® technology, it is possible to reduce the water content of the concrete significantly and extend its flowability. Sika technologies will ensure the achievement of all your specified placing and performance requirements, resulting in:

  • Prolonged service life of concrete structures
  • Lower costs for maintenance and refurbishment works
  • Improved appearance of the concrete surfaces
  • More satisfied customers

Sika technologies for early and high strength concrete

Strength in concrete is referred to as ‘initial/early strength’ or ‘ultimate/high strength’. The critical factors influencing the strength of the concrete are:

  • The type of cement
  • The concrete admixtures
  • The concrete temperature
  • The water/cement ratio

Sika® ViscoCrete®

Special Sika® ViscoCrete® products have been developed, which produce a significant increase in initial or ultimate strength due to the strong water reducing and plasticising effects of the Sika® ViscoCrete® technology. The production of early and high strength concrete with Sika® ViscoCrete® and/or SikaRapid® technology results in significant advantages:

  • Faster construction time
  • Development of most cost efficient mix designs
  • Lower concrete consumption (when thinner elements can be designed)
  • Improved site capacity by increasing formwork rotation
  • Improved service life of structure