Efflorescence Control

Contec TS-719

DESCRIPTION

ConTec TS-719 integral water-repellant is a liquid additive designed to reduce permeability and efflorescence in concrete manufactured products. When used properly this unique silane-siloxane formulation chemically reacts and bonds with concrete to provide long lasting performance. Use TS-719 in all your top of the line masonry units.  For more economical units consider our TS-714.

Require a dry powder admix? Ask about our WR-650 water-repellent powder.

APPLICATION

ConTec TS-719 can be used in a variety of cementitious applications where the use of conventional water repellents are not effective. When used in both mortar and masonry units TS-719 provides permanent protection from water infiltration throughout masonry walls.

FEATURES / BENEFITS

● Superior water repellent.
Improved soil release properties.
Compatible with other additives.
Improves durability and freeze/thaw resistance.
● Greatly reduces efflorescence.
● Good alkaline stability.
● High activity lowers addition rates.
● Inhibits water-wicking.

HANDLING / STORAGE

ConTec TS-719 must be stored at moderate temperatures away from sun. Never allow to freeze. When stored properly, TS-719 has a shelf life of 12 months. Avoid creating an aerosol or mist that could be inhaled. Important: always stir before using.

ADDITION RATES

Always consult your ICT technical representative for recommendations for your application.

PACKAGING

ConTec TS-719 is available in totes and drums. An ICT representative will determine the proper dispensing system to match your operation.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

Form… …… ….. ……………Milky White Liquid
Color / Odor………… …..…………………..Slight
Density (lb/gal) …………………………….8.4
pH………………………………………………8 – 9
VOCs (lbs/gallon)…………………………172g/liter

Contec TS-714

DESCRIPTION

ConTec TS-714 integral water-repellant is a liquid additive designed to reduce permeability and efflorescence in concrete manufactured products. When used properly this unique formulation chemically reacts and bonds with concrete to provide long lasting performance. If you need even high performance see our TS-719 high activity admix.

Require a dry powder admix? Ask about our WR-650 water-repellent powder.

APPLICATION

ConTec TS-714 can be used in a variety of cementitious applications where the use of conventional water repellents are not effective. When used in both mortar and masonry units TS-714 provides permanent protection from water infiltration throughout masonry walls.

FEATURES / BENEFITS

● Superior water repellent.
Improved soil release properties.
Compatible with other additives.
Improves durability and freeze/thaw resistance.
● Greatly reduces efflorescence.
● Good alkaline stability.
● High activity lowers addition rates.
● Inhibits water-wicking.

HANDLING / STORAGE

ConTec TS-714 must be stored at moderate temperatures away from sun. Never allow to freeze. When stored properly, TS-714 has a shelf life of 12 months. Avoid creating an aerosol or mist that could be inhaled. Important: always stir before using.

ADDITION RATES

Always consult your ICT technical representative for recommendations for your application.

PACKAGING

ConTec TS-714 is available in totes and drums. An ICT representative will determine the proper dispensing system to match your operation.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

Form… …… ….. ……………Milky White Liquid
Color / Odor………… …..…………………..Slight
Density (lb/gal) …………………………….8.2
pH………………………………………………8 – 9
VOCs (lbs/gallon)…………………………122g/liter

Efflorescenc Control Agents (Admix)

Hydrophobic Concrete

Hydrophobic Concrete

ICT has a full line of Efflorescence Control Agents, or ECA’s.

Efflorescence is a harmless, but unattractive, white deposit that can form on any concrete.  It is the result of a reaction between water-soluble compounds in the concrete and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.  The water-soluble chemical is primarily calcium hydroxide, a normal left over from the hydration of cement.

The chemical reactions that dissolve and dissipate efflorescence are much slower than the reactions that me it in the first place. . If you were very very patient this “white bloom” will wash away in the rain.

ICT ECA’s help prevent or reduce the formation of efflorescence before it starts.  By controlling the movement of water through the concrete, the availability of the water-soluble compounds, and numerous other factors,  ICT ECA’s help to reduce and control efflorescence.

For more information call 908-453-2737 and ask for technical information or email info@bestadmix.com.

Below are some of the ICT ECA products.  Please contact ICT technical support to discuss your production issues.  Our goal is to understand your unique production issues and customize a solution package.

 

Applicable products:

 

 

ConTec TS-138

DESCRIPTION                                                

ConTec TS-138 integral water-repellant is a liquid additive designed to reduce permeability and efflorescence in concrete manufactured products.  When used properly this unique formulation chemically reacts and bonds with concrete to provide long lasting performance. Require a dry powder admix? Ask about our WR-650 water-repellent powder.

APPLICATION

ConTec TS-138 can be used in a variety of cementitious applications where the use of conventional water repellents are not effective. When used in both mortar and masonry units TS-138 provides permanent protection from water infiltration throughout masonry walls.

FEATURES / BENEFITS

●   Superior water repellence.
●   Improved soil release properties.
●   Compatible with other additives.
●   Improves durability and freeze/thaw resistance.
●   Greatly reduces efflorescence.
●   Good alkaline stability.
●   High activity lowers addition rates.
●   Inhibits water-wicking.

HANDLING / STORAGE 

ConTec TS-138 must be stored at moderate temperatures away from sun. Never allow to freeze.  When stored properly, TS-138 has a shelf life of  12 months. Avoid creating an aerosol or mist that could be inhaled.  Important: always stir before using.

ADDITION RATES

 Always consult your ICT technical representative for recommendations for your application.

PACKAGING           

ConTec TS-138 is available in totes and drums. An ICT representative will determine the proper dispensing system to match your operation.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

Form…  …… ….. ……………Milky White Liquid
Color / Odor…………   …..…………………..Slight
Density (lb/gal) …………………………….7.7
pH………………………………………………8 – 9
VOCs (lbs/gallon)…………………………172g/liter

Contec EC-55

DESCRIPTION

ConTec EC-55 is a integral water repellant admixture used in low slump concrete units such as architectural block, paving stones, SRW units, or masonry mortar. When used properly this unique formulation chemically reacts with concrete to prevent water penetration and control efflorescence. ConTec EC-55 enhances the color and appeal of all types of concrete products. When used in both mortar and masonry units EC-55 reduces water infiltration through masonry walls.

APPLICATION

Use ConTec EC-55 in all types of manufactured concrete in which the reduction of efflorescence and water permeability is desirable.

PACKAGING

ConTec EC-55 is available in bulk quantities or packaged in 55 gallon (208 L) drums weighing 480 lbs (218 kg) and 265 gallon (1003 L) totes weighing 2400 lbs (1089 kg).

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

Specific Gravity at 77F…….………..1.01 – 1.02
Viscosity at 77F, cps …………..… ….100—300
Weight per gallon ………………… …….. 8.5
% Volatile matter (NVM(1)) …………… 45-65

FEATURES / BENEFITS

● Increases hydrophobic properties and lowers absorption rates.
● Impedes the formation of primary and secondary efflorescence.
● Helps maintain color integrity throughout.
● Aids color development and can shorten production cycles.
● Improves compressive strength and density.

HANDLING / STORAGE

ConTec EC-55 should be stored at temperatures above 40°F (4.5°C) Care should be taken to prevent this product from freezing. Should EC-55 become frozen the resulting material will be unusable.

ADDITION RATES

The recommended dosage is 8 to 16 fluid ounces per hundred weight of cement for concrete paving stones and concrete roof tile. For SRW units and other architectural block higher dosage rates may be recommended. These dosage rates are estimated, your actual rate should be determined by testing. We recommend the assistance of an ICT technical representative to help you determine the proper dosage rate and order of addition for your particular process. Order of addition procedures can vary per facility. Never mix EC-55 with other admixtures before application.

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ConTec EC-50

DESCRIPTION

ConTec EC-50 is a integral water repellant admixture used in low slump concrete units such as architectural block, paving stones, SRW units, or masonry mortar. When used properly this unique formulation chemically reacts with concrete to prevent water penetration and control efflorescence. ConTec EC-50 enhances the color and appeal of all types of concrete products. When used in both mortar and masonry units EC-50 reduces water infiltration through masonry walls.

APPLICATION

Use ConTec EC-50 in all types of manufactured concrete in which the reduction of efflorescence and water permeability is desirable.

PACKAGING

ConTec EC-50 is available in bulk quantities or packaged in 55 gallon (208 L) drums weighing 480 lbs (218 kg) and 265 gallon (1003 L) totes weighing 2400 lbs (1089 kg).

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

Specific Gravity at 77F…….………..1.01 – 1.02
Viscosity at 77F, cps …………..… ….100—300
Weight per gallon ………………… …….. 8.5
% Volatile matter (NVM(1)) …………… 45-65

FEATURES / BENEFITS

● Increases hydrophobic properties and lowers absorption rates.
● Impedes the formation of primary and secondary efflorescence.
● Helps maintain color integrity throughout.
● Aids color development and can shorten production cycles.
● Improves compressive strength and density.

HANDLING / STORAGE

ConTec EC-50 should be stored at temperatures above 40°F (4.5°C) Care should be taken to prevent this product from freezing. Should EC-50 become frozen the resulting material will be unusable.

ADDITION RATES

The recommended dosage is 8 to 16 fluid ounces per hundred weight of cement for concrete paving stones and concrete roof tile. For SRW units and other architectural block higher dosage rates may be recommended. These dosage rates are estimated, your actual rate should be determined by testing. We recommend the assistance of an ICT technical representative to help you determine the proper dosage rate and order of addition for your particular process. Order of addition procedures can vary per facility. Never mix EC-50 with other admixtures before application.

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ConTec EC-45

DESCRIPTION

ConTec EC-45 is a integral water repellent admixture used in low slump concrete units such as architectural block, paving stones, SRW units, or masonry mortar. When used properly this unique formulation chemically reacts with concrete to prevent water penetration and control efflorescence. ConTec EC-45 enhances the color and appeal of all types of concrete products. When used in both mortar and masonry units EC-45 reduces water infiltration through masonry walls.

APPLICATION

Use ConTec EC-45 in all types of manufactured concrete in which the reduction of efflorescence and water permeability is desirable.

PACKAGING

ConTec EC-45 is available in bulk quantities or packaged in 55 gallon (208 L) drums weighing 480 lbs (218 kg) and 265 gallon (1003 L) totes weighing 2400 lbs (1089 kg).

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

Specific Gravity at 77F…….………..1.01 – 1.02
Viscosity at 77F, cps …………..… ….100—300
Weight per gallon ………………… …….. 8.5
% Volatile matter (NVM(1)) …………… 45-65

FEATURES / BENEFITS

● Increases hydrophobic properties and lowers absorption rates.
● Impedes the formation of primary and secondary efflorescence.
● Helps maintain color integrity throughout.
● Aids color development and can shorten production cycles.
● Improves compressive strength and density.

HANDLING / STORAGE

ConTec EC-45 should be stored at temperatures above 40°F (4.5°C) Care should be taken to prevent this product from freezing. Should EC-45 become frozen the resulting material will be unusable.

ADDITION RATES

The recommended dosage is 8 to 16 fluid ounces per hundred weight of cement for concrete paving stones and concrete roof tile. For SRW units and other architectural block higher dosage rates may be recommended. These dosage rates are estimated, your actual rate should be determined by testing. We recommend the assistance of an ICT technical representative to help you determine the proper dosage rate and order of addition for your particular process. Order of addition procedures can vary per facility. Never mix EC-45 with other admixtures before application.

MSDS

ConTec WR-650

DESCRIPTION

ConTec WR-650 integral water-repellant is a highly active powder additive designed to reduce permeability and efflorescence in concrete manufactured products. When used properly this unique formulation chemically reacts and bonds utilizing the alkali properties of concrete to provide long lasting performance.

APPLICATION

ConTec WR-650 can be used in a variety of
cementitious dry mix applications where the use of conventional water repellants is not feasible or desired. When used in both mortar and masonry units WR-650 provides permanent protection from water infiltration throughout masonry walls.

PACKAGING

ConTec WR-650 is available in bulk Bags weighing 2204 lbs (1000 kg) or packaged in 22 lb (10 kg) bags stacked 60 bags per pallet. An ICT representative will determine the proper dispensing system to match your operation.

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

Form…….…… ….. ……………………..Powder
Color / Odor………… …..…. White / Slight
Bulk Density …………………. …….400 kg/m3
% Volatile matter (NVM(1)) ………… …… 0.0
VOCs (lbs/gallon) ………………………..None

FEATURES / BENEFITS

● Superior water repellence.
● Improved soil release properties.
● Compatible with other additives.
● Improves durability and freeze/thaw resistance.
● Greatly reduces efflorescence.
● Good alkaline stability.
● High activity lowers addition rates.
● Inhibits water-wicking.

HANDLING / STORAGE

ConTec WR-650 must be stored in a cool, dry, well–ventilated area. When stored properly, WR-650 has a shelf life of 6 to 12 months. Although WR-650 is a low dust formulation always avoid excessive dust formation when handling.

ADDITION RATES

Always consult your ICT technical representative for recommendations for your application.

ConTec EC-60

DESCRIPTION

ConTec EC-60 is a integral efflorescence control admixture used in low slump concrete units such as architectural block, paving stones, SRW units, or masonry mortar. Through careful control of materials and blending technology EC-60 helps you control cost. It is both economical and effective. ConTec EC-60 contains a unique blend of efflorescence control agents and cement and pigment dispersion aids. ConTec EC-60 contains effective efflorescence control and enhances the color and appeal of all types of concrete products.

APPLICATION

Use ConTec EC-60 in all types of manufactured concrete in which the reduction of efflorescence and water permeability is desirable.

PACKAGING

ConTec EC-60 is available in bulk quantities or packaged in 55 gallon (208 L) drums weighing 480 lbs (218 kg) and 265 gallon (1003 L) totes weighing 2400 lbs (1089 kg).

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

Specific Gravity at 77F……..…………. ….. 1.02
Viscosity at 77F, cps …………..… …..…. < 300
Weight per gallon ………………… …….….. 8.4
% Volatile matter (NVM(1)) … … …… ~ 75-60

FEATURES / BENEFITS

● Adds lubricity to the mix and improves compaction rates.
● Contains multiple cement and pigment dispersants for strength.
● Impedes the formation of primary and secondary efflorescence.
● Reduces cost through careful material and production choices.
● Aids color development and can shorten production cycles.
● Reduces mechanical abrasion in equipment

HANDLING / STORAGE

ConTec EC-60 should be stored at temperatures above 40°F (4.5°C) Care should be taken to prevent this product from freezing. Should EC-60 become frozen the resulting material will be unusable.

ADDITION RATES

We recommend the following range of dosage: 8 to 18 fluid ounces per hundred weight of cement for concrete paving stones and concrete roof tile. For SRW units and other architectural block higher dosage rates may be recommended. These dosage rates are estimated, your actual rate should be determined by testing. We recommend the assistance of an ICT technical representative to help you determine the proper dosage rate and order of addition for your particular process. Order of addition procedures can vary per facility. Never mix EC-60 with other admixtures before application.

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ConTec EC-66

DESCRIPTION

ConTec EC-66 is a integral water repellant admixture used in low slump concrete units such as architectural block, paving stones, SRW units, or masonry mortar. Through careful control of materials and blending technology EC-66 helps you control cost. It is both economical and effective. ConTec EC-66 contains a unique blend of efflorescence control agents and polycarboxylate cement and pigment dispersion aids. ConTec EC-66 contains new and improved primary efflorescence control and enhances the color and appeal of all types of concrete products.

APPLICATION

Use ConTec EC-66 in all types of manufactured concrete in which the reduction of efflorescence and water permeability is desirable.

PACKAGING

ConTec EC-66 is available in bulk quantities or packaged in 55 gallon (208 L) drums weighing 480 lbs (218 kg) and 265 gallon (1003 L) totes weighing 2400 lbs (1089 kg).

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

Specific Gravity at 77F……..…………. …~1.019
Viscosity at 77F, cps …………..… …..…. < 300
Weight per gallon ………………….… 8.47-8.50
% Volatile matter (NVM(1)) ………… …… ~ 60

FEATURES / BENEFITS

● Increases hydrophobic properties and lowers absorption rates.
● Contains polycarboxylate dispersants for strength.
● Impedes the formation of primary and secondary efflorescence.
● Reduces cost through careful material and production choices.
● Aids color development and can shorten production cycles.
● Reduces mechanical abrasion in equipment

HANDLING / STORAGE

ConTec EC-66 should be stored at temperatures above 40°F (4.5°C) Care should be taken to prevent this product from freezing. Should EC-66 become frozen the resulting material will be unusable.

ADDITION RATES

We recommend the following range of dosage: 10 to 18 fluid ounces per hundred weight of cement for concrete paving stones and concrete roof tile. For SRW units and other architectural block higher dosage rates may be recommended. These dosage rates are estimated, your actual rate should be determined by testing. We recommend the assistance of an ICT technical representative to help you determine the proper dosage rate and order of addition for your particular process. Order of addition procedures can vary per facility. Never mix EC-66 with other admixtures before application.

MSDS

ConTec EC-166

DESCRIPTION

ConTec EC-166 is a integral water repellant admixture used in low slump concrete units such as architectural block, paving stones, SRW units, or masonry mortar. ConTec EC-166 contains a unique blend of efflorescence control agents and polycarboxylate cement and pigment dispersion aids. ConTec EC-166 contains new and improved primary efflorescence control and enhances the color and appeal of all types of concrete products. When used in both mortar and masonry units EC-166 reduces water infiltration through masonry walls.

APPLICATION

Use ConTec EC-166 in all types of manufactured concrete in which the reduction of efflorescence and water permeability is desirable.

PACKAGING

ConTec EC-166 is available in bulk quantities or packaged in 55 gallon (208 L) drums weighing 480 lbs (218 kg) and 265 gallon (1003 L) totes weighing 2400 lbs (1089 kg).

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

Specific Gravity at 77F……..…….. 1.02
Viscosity at 77F, cps …………….  < 300
Weight per gallon ……… …….….. 8.4
% Volatile matter (NVM(1)) …… ~ 60

FEATURES / BENEFITS

●   Increases hydrophobic properties and lowers absorption rates.
●  Contains high levels of polycarboxylate dispersants for strength.
●   Impedes the formation of primary and secondary efflorescence.
●   Increases product freeze-thaw durability with its unique densifying properties.
●   Aids color development and can shorten production cycles.
●   Reduces mechanical abrasion in equipment

HANDLING / STORAGE 

ConTec EC-166 should be stored at temperatures above 40°F (4.5°C)  Care should be taken to prevent this product from freezing. Should EC-166 become frozen the resulting material will be unusable.

ADDITION RATES

We recommend the following range of dosage: 8 to 16 fluid ounces per hundred weight of cement for concrete paving stones and concrete roof tile. For SRW units and other architectural block higher dosage rates may be recommended. These dosage rates are estimated, your actual rate should be determined by testing. We recommend the assistance of an ICT technical representative to help you determine the proper dosage rate and order of addition for your particular process. Order of addition procedures can vary per facility. Never mix EC-166 with other admixtures before application.

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ConTec EC-135

DESCRIPTION

ConTec EC-135 is a integral water repellant admixture used in low slump concrete units such as architectural block, paving stones, SRW units, or masonry mortar. When used properly this unique formulation chemically reacts with concrete to prevent water penetration and control efflorescence. ConTec EC-135 contains new and improved primary efflorescence control and enhances the color and appeal of all types of concrete products. When used in both mortar and masonry units EC-135 reduces water infiltration through masonry walls.

APPLICATION

Use ConTec EC-135 in all types of manufactured concrete in which the reduction of efflorescence and water permeability is desirable.

PACKAGING

ConTec EC-135 is available in bulk quantities or packaged in 50 gallon (189 L) drums weighing 440 lbs (200 kg) and 265 gallon (1003 L) totes weighing 2400 lbs (1089 kg).

TYPICAL PROPERTIES

Specific Gravity at 77F…….… ….. 1.008
Viscosity at 77F, cps …………..….  < 200
Weight per gallon …………… …….….. 8.4
% Volatile matter (NVM(1))… …… ~ 60

FEATURES / BENEFITS

●   Increases hydrophobic properties and  lowers absorption rates.
●   Impedes the formation of primary and secondary efflorescence.
●   Increases product durability with its unique densifying properties.
●   Aids color development and can shorten production cycles.
●   Reduces mechanical abrasion in equipment

HANDLING / STORAGE

ConTec EC-135 should be stored at temperatures above 40°F (4.5°C)  Care should be taken to prevent this product from freezing. Should EC-135 become frozen the resulting material will be unusable.

ADDITION RATES

We recommend the following range of dosage: 8 to 16 fluid ounces per hundred weight of cement for concrete paving stones and concrete roof tile. For SRW units and other architectural block higher dosage rates may be recommended. These dosage rates are estimated, your actual rate should be determined by testing. We recommend the assistance of an ICT technical representative to help you determine the proper dosage rate and order of addition for your particular process. Order of addition procedures can vary per facility. Never mix EC-135 with other admixtures before application.

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