Concrete Aids

 
 

ICO MRA 99

Chemical Mould Release Agent for Concrete Formwork


Description

ICO LEASE is specially formulated blend of mineral oils and speciality chemicals having release properties which are superior to those of conventional mould oil. The chemicals react with the alkali in the concrete to form a thin water repellent skin on the surface of the mould, thereby enabling easy stripping mould from concrete and acting as a protection to steel and wooden form-work. ICO LEASE is supplied as a ready to use clear low viscosity liquid for direct application and use.


Uses

It is used on most types of form-work to give an optimum release and quality of surface finish to concrete over a wide range designs. Supplied ready to use and can easily be applied by sprayers, squeegee or brush. Need not be thinned


Features

  • Provides a clean positive release even in intricate and difficult casting condition.
  • Reduces labour cost, cleaning time and possible damages to the form-work.
  • ICO LEASE assists production of uniform mat stain-free concrete surface with reduced incidents of blow holes and surface blemishes.
  • ICO LEASE is unaffected by strong sunlight, drying winds and foot traffic and can be applied to damp form-work.
  • On account of the high rate of coverage the applied cost of ICO LEASE compares favorably with that of conventional mould oil. Having regard to the technical benefits additionally obtained, the overall economy of using ICO LEASE can be significant.
  • Pockets of air, trapped on the shuttered faces of the concrete, are a major cause of imperfections, necessitating remedial work. The hydrophobic surface produced by chemical reaction between ICO LEASE and cement repels surplus water at the interface of the mould and by protecting the concrete from its effect preserves uniformity of surface texture and colour.
  • Due to its excellent release properties, little or no deposit of cement paste remains on the shutter surface.

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ICO Curefree WP

Liquid Membrane Forming Compound for Curing of Concrete


Description

ICO CUREFREE – WP is a membrane forming, ready to use, white pigmented emulsion of specially blended synthetic waxes, complying with ASTM C 309-86, TYPE-II.
Common method of curing such as continuous spraying of water on concrete surface and ponding etc. are inconvenient and is also expensive. Evaporation of water from concrete will deprive it of its much needed water for hydration resulting in capillary pores, lower compressive strengths, chipping off on the surface and development of surface cracks. Liquid membrane-forming curing compound is used on the principle that concrete gets enough water from pre-matured concrete/mortar for uninterrupted hydration after placement.


Uses

For application on freshly cast concrete or newly exposed concrete surface after removal of formwork to form a temporary membrane which will retain sufficient moisture inside the concrete for effective curing to take place. The membrane eventually breaks down and disintegrate after which the surface can be painted. It is useful for large areas of concrete such as pavements, runways, bridge decks and industrial floors. It is also used for vertical or sloping surfaces such as chimneys, towers, silos, canal lining, columns and beams where water curing is difficult or unreliable. The curing compound can be clear/reddish with fugitive dye/ white pigmented to perform different functions.


Features

  • Single coat forms moisture barrier for whole of curing period.
  • No other method of curing is necessary.
  • No risk of erratic or poor curing and ensures cement hydration efficiently.
  • Risk of drying shrinkage, cracks and dusty surface are minimised.
  • Burning of the fresh concrete surface which is exposed to strong solar radiation is protected. It further protects concrete surface against influence of aggressive atmospheric conditions.
  • Non-toxic and non-inflammable, does not cause health hazard.
  • Heating up of the surface by direct Sun rays is minimised with white pigment.
  • Ensures uniform application because of white pigmentation
  • Application is very easy and safe.
  • Eco-friendly, economical and consistent quality.
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CCA 99

Aluminized Resin Based Concrete Curing Compound


Description

ICO RITECURE–AL is an aluminized resin based, liquid membrane forming curing compound for concrete complying to ASTM C309. RITECURE–AL to be applied strictly in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.


Uses

For application on freshly cast concrete or newly exposed concrete surface after removal of formwork to form a temporary membrane which will retain sufficient moisture inside the concrete for effective curing to take place. The membrane eventually breaks down and disintegrate after which the surface can be painted. It is useful for large areas of concrete such as pavements, runways, bridge decks and industrial floors. It is also used for vertical or sloping surfaces such as chimneys, towers, silos, canal lining, columns and beams where water curing is difficult or unreliable. As a low cost, sprayable, curing compound for concrete surfaces, RITECURE-AL provides maximum moisture retention throughout the 28 day curing period, which is necessary to achieve desired concrete strength.


Features

  • Single coat forms moisture barrier for whole of curing period.
  • No other method of curing is necessary.
  • No risk of erratic or poor curing and ensures cement hydration efficiently.
  • Risk of drying shrinkage, cracks and dusty surface are minimised.
  • Burning of the fresh concrete surface which is exposed to strong solar radiation is protected. It further protects concrete surface against influence of aggressive atmospheric conditions.
  • Non-toxic and non-inflammable, does not cause health hazard.
  • Heating up of the surface by direct Sun rays is minimised with white pigment.
  • Ensures uniform application because of white pigmentation
  • Application is very easy and safe.
  • Eco-friendly, economical and consistent quality.
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