The solutions presented include for example the MasterEase range of plasticizers: Based on an innovative molecule structure, MasterEase products deliver concretes of low viscosity and optimized rheology and workability. The new technology facilitates the resource-saving optimization of concrete mix-designs, making the installation process more time-efficient and producing concrete surfaces of exceptionally high quality. Notably, the mixing, pumping, installation and troweling of mixes that incorporate high proportions of supplemental cementitious materials and/or problematic aggregates become much more straightforward.
The BIBM trade show will also see a presentation of the innovative MasterFiber series of products. With the polypropylene fibers of the MasterFiber series, BASF now offers an alternative reinforcement method for concrete. These stainless fibers can, for instance, almost completely replace the steel reinforcement in industrial floors or exterior areas. The high-performance fibers can be used to produce what are known as Strain-Hardening Cement-Based Composites (SHCC) – construction materials that facilitate highly intricate and durable construction elements. Among other applications, the fibers are used for facade elements and delicate precast-concrete elements. The synthetic fibers from Master Builders Solutions ensure durable, economic and reliable solutions.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to stay current on how products from Master Builders Solutions help improve eco-efficiency: Many relevant examples are provided by the Europe-wide Master Builders Solutions sustainability campaign launched in 2017. The campaign showcases projects where customers were able to increase their productivity while at the same time reduce costs and emissions thanks to the advanced chemistry from BASF. In one such example, a large German precast manufacturer was able to reduce its energy costs by 15% and its CO2 footprint by 10% through using Master X-Seed and obtaining a 50-percent acceleration in concrete hardening.