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