Air-Entraining Admixtures

ICT Air Entraining Admixtures

These additives are essential for wet-cast products that are exposed to harsh weather and freeze-thaw cycling. Treated concrete develops an air-void system of a specific bubble size and proximity within the mortar fraction. This network provides “relief valves” for frozen (expanded) moisture that would otherwise cause spalling, cracking, and other related damage. On a less technical level, air-entrainment improves concrete plasticity, occupies volume, and reduces unit weight. ICT offers air-entraining admixtures that meet the specific needs of the concrete products market segment.