This publication is an introduction and general guide to the use of admixtures. It describes the various types available, including pigments, and outlines their effect on the properties of fresh and hardened concrete. Particular emphasis is given to the advantages and disadvantages of the admixtures, and to the effects on durability. The main types of admixture used in concrete are: water-reducing, retarding, air-entraining, superplasticizing, waterproofing admixtures, and pigments. Specialized admixtures are: bonding aids, expanding admixtures, pumping aids, mortar plasticizers, foaming agents, water-retentive admixtures, fungicidal admixtures, corrosion inhibitors. (TRRL)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Cement and Concrete Association

    Wexham Spring
    Slough SL3 6PL, Buckinghamshire,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Higgins, D D
  • Publication Date: 1984

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00392400
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0 7210 1303 1
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 45.041 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 29 1985 12:00AM