Experiences in the Use of Superplasticizers in Germany

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Title: Experiences in the Use of Superplasticizers in Germany

Author(s): A. Meyer

Publication: Special Publication

Volume: 62

Issue:

Appears on pages(s): 21-36

Keywords: admixtures; compressive strength; concrete construction; concretes; fresh concretes; plasticizers; plastics, polymers and resins; specifications; water-cement ratio; water content; water-reducing agents; workability

Date: 1/1/1979

Abstract:
Admixtures that fulidify concrete have been used in Germany for many years to improve the workability of concrete and to reduce its water content. However, in the 1960's more effective fluidifiers were introduced in Germany and are known as superplasticizers. The real breakthrough in the application of these new types of admixtures came during the early 1970s.