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Set-Control Additives-Plastit® CL

Plastit CL is a Included Chloride accelerating admixture based on Calcium Chloride salts. It is supplied as a green coloured solution that instantly disperses in water. Plastit CL accelerates the early stages of cement hydration, producing more rapid stiffening and allowing strength gain to commence at an earlier stage. This effect is particularly noticeable at low temperatures and is most significant in the first 24 hours after mixing

 Particularly effective in assisting to offset the delaying effect of low temperatures on setting and strength gain
Accelerated setting gives added protection against early age frost attack
 Also provides a degree of water reduction or increased workability
 Suitable for use in bricklaying mortar

 To accelerate the stiffening and early strength gain of Portland cement concrete and mortar
 Typical applications include Unreinforced Concrete or mortar placed in cold weather

The optimum dosage of Plastit CL to meet specific requirements should always be determined by trials using the materials and conditions that will be experienced in use. A starting point for such trials is to use a dosage within the normal typical range of 1.00 to 5.00 kg/100 kg of cementitious materials

Appearance Yellow coloured liquid
Specific gravity Typically 1.12 @ 20°C
Air entrainment   Typically less than 2%. Additional air is entrained at normal dosages.
 Alkali content  Typically less than 1.5 g. Na2O equivalent/litre of admixture. A fact sheet on this subject is available.

Packaging Plastit CL is available in 20 kg containers and 240 kg drums. Storage Plastit CL has a minimum shelf life of 12 months provided the temperature is kept within the range of 5 °C to 35 °C. Freezing point: Below -5 °C