Acti-Gel® 208 in Concrete Block

Acti-Gel® potentially saves block producers money in material costs by reducing cement, reducing or eliminating form-release agents, plasticizers, and accelerators in block formulas.

Acti-Gel® 208 allows for a moisture increase in block up to 1% while maintaining green strength and decreasing deflection. The extra moisture in the mix hydrates more cement leading to more than adequate strengths and the block does not stick to the mold. The mix can then be optimized to reduce cement content to maximize profit margin in material costs.

A decrease or elimination in efflorescence and pigment shadowing has also been reported in cured blocks with the use of Acti-Gel® 208.

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