Sika® ViscoCrete®-5500

Third Generation Mid-High Range Superplasticizer

Sika® ViscoCrete®-5500 is a third generation mid-high range superplasticizer for concrete and mortar.

Sika® ViscoCrete®-5500 acts by different mechanisms. Through surface absorption and sterical separation effect on the cement particles, in parallel to the hydration on process, the following properties are obtained:
  • Strong self compacting behaviour, therefore suitable for the production of self compacting concrete (S.C.C)
  • Extremely high water reduction (resulting in high density and strengths)
  • Excellent flowability (resulting in highly reduced placing and compacting efforts)
  • Shrinkage and creep reduction
  • Reduced rate of carbonation of the concrete
Sika® ViscoCrete®-5500 does not contain chloride or other steel corrosion promoting ingredients. It may therefore be used without any restriction for reinforced and prestressed concrete construction.