Air-entraining agents

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Berolan air-entraining agents are powdery surfactants that cause small, stable, and equally distributed air voids to be incorporated into the plaster. These reduce shrinkage and stress cracking, enhance workability, and improve the open time.

Air-entraining agents

Berolan LP-W1
Application
CE-Nr.: 1139-CPD-0802/09

Berolan LP-W1 is a high-performance air-entraining (sodium lauryl sulphate) agent in powder formand an excellent wetting and plasticizing agent for mortar and plasters. Berolan LP-W1 is an excellent foaming agent and plasticizer for the manufacture of ready-to-use plasters, mortar compounds, and filling compounds containing gypsum, lime or cement. Berolan LP-W1 effects the formation of particularly fine, stable air bubbles, thereby condsiderably improving the general performance of resistance, water retention as well frost stability. Tendency towards contraction and crack formation is also reduced as is wear and tear to mixing apparatus and conveyors. Due to its surface active character, Berolan LP-W1 additionally promotes wetting of binders and other ingredients, thus entailing a swifter wetting and dispersion and reducing the tendency towards aggregation during mixing. The necessary quantity depends on the desired effect but generally lies between 0.005 – 0.1 %, calculated on the dry mix. In the majority of cases 0,01% proves sufficient to obtain adequate aeration. The equipment available must also be taken into account, where batch operated mixers generally feed more air into the mortar.

Berolan LP-W2
Application

Berolan LP-W2 is a pure sodium lauryl sulphate that has been spray-dried particularly finely. Due to the particularly high fineness, an excellent distribution in dry mortar can be achieved. This also leads to a particularly high effectiveness. Berolan LP-W2 is a high-performance air-entraining agent and an excellent wetting and plasticizing agent for mortar and plasters. Berolan LP-W2 is an excellent foaming agent and plasticizer for the manufacture of ready-to-use plasters, mortar compounds, and filling compounds containing gypsum, lime or cement. Berolan LP-W2 effects the formation of particularly fine, stable air bubbles, thereby considerably improving the General performance of resistance, water retention as well frost stability. Tendency towards contraction and crack formation is also reduced as is wear and tear to mixing apparatus and conveyors. Due to its surface active character Berolan LP-W2 additionally promotes wetting of binders and other ingredients, thus entailing a swifter wetting and dispersion and reducing the tendency towards aggregation during mixing. The necessary quantity depends on the desired effect but generally is between 0.005 – 0.1 %, calculated on the dry mix. In the majority of cases 0.01 % proves sufficient to obtain adequate aeration. The equipment available must also be taken into account, where batch operated mixers generally feed more air into the mortar. Through the purposeful air entrainment the yield is significantly improved. A very quick wetting ensures less entry of coarse air pores and reduced nodule formation (dry spots/knots).

Berolan LP-W7
Application
CE-Nr.: 1139-CPD-0802/09

Berolan LP-W7 is a dried powder of sodium olefin sulphonate for general use in building material systems. It stabilises mechanically entrained air voids. It combines excellent detergency and foaming properties with high solubility and lower irritancy than sodium alkyl sulphates and sodium alkylbenzene sulphonates.

Berolan LP-W4N
Application

Berolan LP-W4N is a low dust air entraining agent for use in gypsum, lime or cement based construction materials with excellent flow properties. It causes an improvement of working by adoption of micro air pores. The small-sized spherical pores supersede the fine grain particles and raise the slipping effect in the fresh mortar. The required dosage may vary over a wide range (0.001 to 0.05 %) and should be detected by preliminary tests, because air pore formation is dependent on several factors (mortar composition, binder grade, fresh mortar consistency, temperature, mixing time and others). The air entraining agent should be intermixed homogeneously in the dry mortar or to the dry mortar components before addition of water. Suitability tests should be run, because raising air contents cause decreasing strengths.The regional prevailing technical rules and standards about masonry mortar and plaster should be considered.

Berolan LP-W4DF
Application

Berolan LP-W4DF is a surface active agent that works as an efficient air entrainer and plasticizer in different formulations for building materials based on gypsum, cement or lime. Berolan LP-W4DF is well suited as wetting agent in various areas of application where reduction of surface tension is essential. Berolan LP-W4DF has excellent flow properties and by that dosing accuracy may be improved. It is also developed to improve handling as dust generated is reduced remarkably. Berolan LP-W4DF imparts improved wetting and dispersion properties for typical mixes applied in the building industry, less tackiness as well as better workability, increases frost resistance and pump ability. The product incorporates uniform, small and stable air bubbles into various mixtures. Low-dust and excellent flow properties during dosage. Normal dosage is 0.005 – 0.05 % sbwc. Necessary dosage to obtain a specified air content depends of binder type, mixer type, w/c ratio, aggregate grading and fines (< 0 – 25 mm). It is always advisable to do test trials to optimize the dosage of air entrainer.

Berolan LP-W1HD
Application

Berolan LP-W1HD is pure sodium lauryl sulfate, comparable to LP-W1, but with a higher bulk density. Due to its strong foaming properties, it significantly reduces surface tension and also acts as a wetting and plasticizing agent. Used as an additive in various mortar mixtures, ready-mix plasters and filling compounds, it forms a fine, stable system of air voids. Berolan LP-W1HD is suitable for applications based on plaster, lime, or cement. Its other advantageous characteristics include that it increases frost resistance and reduces susceptibility to shrinkage, cracking, and efflorescence. The dosage of LP-W1HD depends on the desired result and can vary between 0.005 – 0.1%, based on the dry mix. Since the introduction of air is also influenced by the machine equipment, the latter needs to be taken into account as well.

Berolan LP-M1
Application

Berolan LP-M1 is a water-free, highly concentrated amphoteric surfactant for the generation of air pores in concrete, mortar and cement based artificial bricks. It is used as an air-entrainer for various cement-based systems. Berolan LP-M1 may be added as delivered. The required dosage may vary over a wide range (0.01 to 0.10 %) and should therefore be evaluated in suitable tests. For first trials we recommend 0.02 % Berolan LP-M1 referred to dry substrate.

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