Batimix VMA 510

Viscosity modifier for highly flowable concrete

Description

BATIMIX VMA 510 is a ready-to-use liquid admixture designed to modify the viscosity of fresh concrete. When used in conjunction with superplasticizer agents, highly flowable and self-consolidating concrete mixes can be successfully produced without bleeding or segregation.

Main Purpose

BATIMIX VMA 510 enhances the cohesiveness of highly flowable concrete. It reduces hardening. Its water-soluble polymers are characterized by their long-chains of complex forms, which adhere to the periphery of mixing water molecules in a cement paste. The chains intertwine and develop attractive forces through hydrogen bonds and polymer entanglements. This results in increased plastic viscosity and yield stress even in mixtures with high water-cement ratios. Applications include all types of concrete castings, with and without steel reinforcements. These include highly flowable concrete, self-consolidating concrete, and shotcrete.

Features

Concrete prepared with BATIMIX VMA 510 is characterized by the following:

In the plastic state:

  • Greatly reduced bleeding and segregation
  • Increased cohesiveness with fewer risks of mixture constituents separating
  • Improved stability of fresh concrete during casting and thereafter
  • Thixotropic action, providing enhanced homogeneity
  • Sag-resistance in shotcrete applications
  • When used along with a superplasticizer in a highly flowable self-consolidating concrete, vibration may be eliminated

In the hardened state:

  • At normal dosages, no detrimental effect on setting time
  • Improved durability and better surface quality

Color

Brown liquid

Packaging

  • 1MT Cubitainer
  • 200KG Metallic Drum
  • 20KG Metallic Pail
  • 20KG Plastic Drum
  • 4KG Metallic Pail

Health & Safety

BATIMIX VMA 510-S is not considered a hazardous product. However, it should not be swallowed or allowed to come into contact with skin and eyes. Suitable gloves and goggles should be worn. For additional information, kindly refer to the product’s Material Safety Data Sheet.

Reference:MK-PR-5538