Use of Melamine-Based Super-plasticizer as a Water Reducer
A. Aignesberger and A. Kern
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compressive strength; concrete blocks; concrete pipes;
extrusions ; fresh concretes; harde ned concretes; melamine- formal-dehyde
res ins; plasticizers; preca st concrete; water-cemen t ratio;
water-reducing agents; workability
This paper reviews the application of a sulphonated melamine formaldehyde condensate superplasticizer (Melment L10) as a water-reducer-under laboratory conditions and in practice. Emphasis is on basic data on the compressive strength and stabi of green concrete, especially as it affects the production of concrete blocks, pipes and extruded concrete products. The results indicate that whenever high performance concrete is required, the use of the superplasticizer permits placing and proper compaction at almost any water-cement ratio, thus ensuring high quality concrete.