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Admixture protects concrete

Friday, 21 March 2014

"MCI-2012 IntegraPel” is an integral waterproofing and corrosion inhibiting admixture designed to prevent or retard corrosion of steel reinforcement in new concrete structures. It is a water-based organic admixture. 

Admixture protects against aggressive contaminants

Source: Cortec

Admixture protects against aggressive contaminants

Source: Cortec

Two-pronged approach protects embedded steel

The product reduces the intrusion of corrosive species into the concrete and provides a self-replenishing protective layer on embedded reinforcement with Cortec’s patented, time-proven migratory corrosion inhibitor. It differentiates itself from other waterproofing admixtures by directly protecting the reinforcing steel, the entity that plays an important role in determining the longevity of a concrete structure.

Making the concrete waterproof

The inhibitor is particularly suited as a corrosion preventative for concrete construction exposed to corrosive environments (carbonation, chlorides, and atmospheric attack). It is formulated to reduce porosity of the concrete and make the concrete waterproof. It also incorporates corrosion inhibitors that protect the steel rebar itself. These two mechanisms work to synergistically enhance the protection. The admixture is added to concrete prior to placement, thus inherently increasing the durability of the concrete/mortar. This liquid is recommended for all reinforced concrete including precast, pre-stressed, and post-tensioned structures.

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