MasterGlenium SKY 8100 - High range water reducing / superplasticising admixture


How does MasterGlenium SKY 8100 work?

MasterGlenium SKY 8100 is an innovative second generation polycarboxylic ether polymer superplasticiser with improved slump retention.
Complies with AS1478.1-2000 Type HWR High Range Water-reducing.

Recommended uses:

  • Suitable for making precast concrete elements having a fluid consistence, no segregation, a low water/ binder ratio and, consequently, high early and long term strengths
  • May be used in combination with other BASF admixtures for producing Super Workable and Self Compacting Concrete, even in the presence of dense reinforcement, without the aid of vibration, for making precast elements


What makes MasterGlenium SKY 8100 unique solution?

The particular molecular configuration of MasterGlenium SKY 8100 accelerates the cement hydration.  Rapid absorption of the molecule onto the cement particles, combined with an efficient dispersion effect maintains workability yet exposes increased surface of the cement grains to react with water.
As a result of this effect, it is possible to obtain earlier development of the heat of hydration, rapid development of the hydration products and, as a consequence, higher strengths at a very early age.


What are the  benefits of MasterGlenium SKY 8100?

MasterGlenium SKY 8100 offers the following benefits for the precast concrete industry to:

  • Produce concrete having low water/cement or water/binder ratios
  • Optimise curing cycles by reducing curing time or curing temperature
  • Eliminate heat curing
  • Increase productivity/reduction in cycle times
  • Improve surface appearance
  • Produce durable precast concrete elements
  • Improved engineering properties, compared to traditional superplasticisers, such as early and ultimate compressive and flexural strengths, shrinkage and permeability