The construction chemicals specialists at Cemex Admixtures GmbH support producers of ready-mixed concrete, cement and precast elements in their endeavor to implement more cost-efficient and sustainable ways of working. According to them, their knowledge and expertise is in high demand internationally.
“It is our ambition to develop better solutions than those currently available on the market, and to come up with better solutions particularly in the case of demanding specifications,” underscores Dietmar Vötsch, Managing Director of Cemex Admixtures GmbH. In Germany, the company plays a pioneering role by providing state-of-the-art solutions for an exceedingly wide range of applications in the field of construction chemicals. The Cemex Admixtures laboratories develop a large number of new products – from pure innovations to benchmarking-based solutions, on demand, or for enhancing existing products.
Product solutions for precast producers
The portfolio also includes product solutions enabling precast producers to implement exceedingly cost-efficient processes conforming to high quality standards while reducing the associated carbon footprint. High-quality precast elements excel with their outstanding appearance and short production times. Cemex Admixtures provides specially designed admixtures and release agents to cater to these needs.
The precast range comprises tried-and-tested products as well as tailor-made new solutions making it possible to produce the concrete exactly to specification. More specifically, it includes Isocast plasticizers, Isosphere air-entraining agents, Isoxel set accelerators, Isostab stabilizers, Isoform release agents, and Isocure curing compounds. These products are used for easily compactible, self-compacting, high- and early-strength, lightweight and aerated concretes.
Tailored consultancy and advice
The concrete technologists at Cemex Admixtures provide customers with tailored consultancy and advice to ensure that the use of admixtures delivers maximum returns on both the technological and the commercial level. They carry out performance and other tests at their laboratories, respond to questions regarding the right batching, storage and application, and provide on-site support. In addition, the technical service function at Cemex provides a wide range of services from cleaning storage tanks to installing complete batching systems.
On the logistics side, Cemex Admixtures is in an outstanding position to deliver any required admixture directly to the customer’s storage site at short notice. In Germany, the company operates five trucks for this purpose. If required, the construction chemicals specialists also deliver their products via ship, freight forwarding or, if time is of the essence, by plane. They also ensure compliance with customs regulations and identify applicable import restrictions.
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Towards a sustainable production of construction materials
Many admixtures developed by Cemex Admixtures make it possible to optimize the concrete environmentally while also increasing energy efficiency. They thus contribute to a sustainable, resource-saving production of concrete and support construction materials companies in reducing their environmental impact.