• Wide range of solutions for the concrete and prefabricated concrete industry;
• New release agent line Master Finish RL 450.
For example, they will be providing information on the form release agent line MasterFinish RL 450. The newly formulated concrete form release agent only contains solvents with a flame point above 60°C. Although the new product does not sacrifice the good processing properties of inflammable release agents, users will not have to comply with the requirements for the storage, use and handling of inflammable solvents. With this new release agent, BASF is meeting the growing demand for user-friendly products. MasterFinish RL 450 will be manufactured at the release agent plant in Staßfurt, which was commissioned in May 2015.
MasterEase with outstanding rheological properties
Furthermore, the experts from Master Builders Solutions are presenting the MasterEase product series at the exhibition. MasterEase was introduced at the end of last year and ensures outstanding rheological properties for high-performance concrete, guaranteeing low viscosity combined with high stability for concrete formulations. MasterEase also makes for easier pumping and concreting.
Master X-Seed concrete hardening accelerator
Master X-Seed, an advanced concrete hardening accelerator that can double concrete hardening in the early stages of curing, is also being presented at the BetonTage exhibition. This helps boost productivity in reinforced concrete and ready-mix concrete production. Master X-Seed also facilitates concreting at winter temperatures. In industrial floor construction, for example, the concrete can be applied and smoothed within a single working day. In underground and above ground structures, significantly earlier formwork removal times are possible, allowing the reliable planning of construction progress.
Improved surface protection with MasterPel and MasterCast
The hydrophobic ingredients of MasterPel and MasterCast provide concretes and mortars with better protection against fouling at the same time as significantly reducing water absorption. Concrete blended using these products features enhanced weather resistance and better protection against efflorescence.
Master Builders Solutions from BASF
Under the Master Builders Solutions® brand (master-builders-solutions.basf.com), BASF bundles its advanced chemical solutions for new construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of structures. Master Builders Solutions is built on the experience gained from more than 100 years in the construction industry. The comprehensive portfolio under the brand encompasses concrete admixtures, form release agents, cement additives, chemical solutions for underground construction, waterproofing solutions, sealants, repair and protection solutions, performance grouts, and performance flooring solutions. Master Builders Solutions is backed by a global community of BASF construction experts. To solve our customers’ specific construction challenges, we combine the suitable elements of our portfolio, our know-how across areas of expertise and regions, and draw on the experience gained in countless construction projects worldwide. We leverage global BASF technologies as well as our in-depth knowledge of local building needs, to develop innovations that help make our customers more successful and drive sustainable construction.
About the Construction Chemicals division
BASF’s Construction Chemicals division offers advanced chemicals solutions for new construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of structures: Our comprehensive portfolio encompasses concrete admixtures, cement additives, chemical solutions for underground construction, waterproofing systems, sealants, concrete repair & protection systems, performance grouts, performance flooring systems, tile fixing systems, expansion control systems and wood protection solutions. The Construction Chemicals division’s about 5,400 employees form a global community of construction experts. To solve our customers’ specific construction challenges from conception through to completion of a project, we combine our know-how across areas of expertise and regions and draw on the experience gained in countless construction projects worldwide. We leverage global BASF technologies, as well as our in-depth knowledge of local building needs, to develop innovations that help make our customers more successful and drive sustainable construction. The division operates production sites and sales centers in more than 50 countries and achieved sales of about €2.1 billion in 2014.
At BASF (basf.com), we create chemistry and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of over €74 billion in 2014 and around 113,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).