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Speedy Set Time

27 Velocrete 150Lightweight concrete additive developer Syntheon Inc., Pittsburgh, has formulated a dry mix for 30-minute set time and high early strength development characteristics affording form removal at 90 minutes. Announced at World of Concrete 2016, Velocrete sheds weight from architectural projects and is available in a variety of lightweight densities: 150, 120, 110, 100, 90, and 50 pcf. The material can be specially formulated for custom jobs at a two-pallet minimum order.

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Quikrete formulates mix for SCC flow

27 Form 150Atlanta-based Quikrete Companies continues to build out a professional-grade, bagged product line, unveiling at World of Concrete 2016 a dry mix for structural bridge, parking deck, tunnel, dam, wall and floor repairs. Shipped in 80-lb. bags, Form and Pour is a high-flow, high-strength concrete ideally placed by pump. Its mix design includes micro silica, plastic shrinkage-reducing and air-entraining agents, portland cement, plus 3/8-in. or smaller aggregate.

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New Grout, Mortar, Stucco Mix Packaging; Fitting, Functional

26 AMX 150A comprehensive re-branding initiative for Amerimix, Oldcastle Architectural’s pre-blended mortar, grout and stucco offering, includes new messaging and a new logo to be incorporated throughout all communication elements. The initiative is part of a sustained commitment towards helping masons and plasterers “build better” with the company’s product line.

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BASF mills first fiber to pipe standard recognizing synthetic alternatives to steel

25 Pipei 150American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) and BASF Corp. (Admixture Systems) officials joined University of Texas at Arlington Structural and Applied Mechanics Professor Seyedali (Ali) Abolmaali for a World of Concrete 2016 presentation on how a new ASTM Committee C13 on Concrete Pipe standard positions dry cast structures more competitively against less robust drainage alternatives.

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