ADVA® is a family of high-range water reducers used in the production of ready mix, precast and prestressed concrete. In addition to providing excellent water reduction, ADVA® products generate higher compressive strengths, better slump retention, improved rheology, enhanced air control, superior finishability, and robustness across a wide range of materials, including both flowable and self-consolidating concrete.
Ready Mix Concrete Solutions
Our ready mix solutions ensure you mix strong, durable and workable concrete
Strong, durable concrete is the foundation of every construction project. But concrete must not only meet engineers' specs, but also be highly workable and easy to place.
For more than 50 years, we’ve developed advanced concrete admixtures and fibers to tailor the optimal batch for every application. And high-performance materials are only the start. We also provide the latest technologies and expert field services. They ensure your concrete is ready to pour when it arrives onsite.
We make the industry's most complete range of materials for ready mix concrete
Our industry-leading ready mix materials include:
Concrete admixtures: ADVA® high-range water reducers are used in commercial construction from the world's tallest buildings to the largest infrastructure projects. MIRA® medium-range water reducers are added to concrete for projects such as luxury homes. And ZYLA® low-range water reducers are used in concrete for basements, footing and similar applications. Our Eclipse® admixtures reduce shrinkage and protect against cracking.
Concrete fibers: STRUX® macro synthetic fibers resist corrosion and are easier to handle than steel. Plus, we make micro synthetic fibers that protect against corrosion and cracking.
Cement additives: Our extensive line of cement additives includes HEA2® Grinding Aids and ESE® Non-Chloride Early Strength, which reduces re-agglomeration and improves flowability.
Our innovations for ready mix companies feature the latest concrete technologies along with extensive field service and support
Exclusively for ready mix producers, we offer:
- Verifi® In-transit Concrete Management System: Our system is the only complete solution to ensure the consistent manufacturing and transport of concrete. From plant to pour, the Verifi® system monitors the plastic properties of the concrete. It automatically adjusts these properties as needed by adding the proper quantity of water or admixture.
- Blue360sm Field Advantage Program: Our field experts provide all the training, support and troubleshooting you need to mix and deliver the optimal batch — and place it at the job site. We also offer classroom training, lunch-and-learn sessions and a large library of interactive content.
Blue360sm Field Advantage: Our team is your team.
- ADVA® - High-range water reducers
- MIRA® - Medium-range water reducers
- ZYLA® - Low-range water reducers
- Eclipse® - Concrete shrinkage reducing admixtures
- STRUX® - High strength post-crack protection
- HEA2® - Grinding aid / pack set inhibitor
- ESE® - Non-chloride early strength-enhancing additives
- Verifi® In-transit Concrete Management System
ADVA® - High-range water reducers
MIRA® - Medium-range water reducers
The MIRA® family of mid-range water reducers bridge the performance between normal and high-range water reduction. It offers excellent linear dosage water reduction capability, near neutral set times over a wide range of dosages, and excellent placement and finishing properties.
ZYLA® - Low-range water reducers
The ZYLA ® family of water reducers provide superior water reduction, compressive strength, and set time control. Designed for versatility, these products work synergistically with other polycarbonate based mid- and high-range water reducers. Use of ZYLA® results in a creamy and homogenous surface for excellent aesthetic and finishability properties.
Eclipse® - Concrete shrinkage reducing admixtures
Eclipse® is a liquid admixture that dramatically reduces drying shrinkage and the potential for cracking and curling in full or partially restrained concrete flooring and paving. Eclipse® products reduce the surface tension of pore water. Indoors or outdoors, on-grade or above, Eclipse® shuts down shrinking, cracks and curling while increasing durability, lowering maintenance costs and extending structure service life.
STRUX® - High strength post-crack protection
STRUX® products, such as STRUX® 90/40 synthetic macro fibers, improves impact resistance, durability and long-term crack control properties of concrete by equally distributing structural fibers throughout the entire concrete matrix. There's no risk from corrosion, and none of the risk or job site obstruction inherent with the use of welded wire or mild steel reinforcement. STRUX® eliminates time and labor versus installing welded wire mesh (WWM). It eliminate the need to lift, carry, hoist, position, cut and tie awkward, heavy sheets or rolls of welded wire fabric (WWF) and thus helps to reduce construction time and labor cost for an estimated cost savings between 20-30%.
HEA2® - Grinding aid / pack set inhibitor
HEA2 is one of the most effective dispersants yet developed for use as a grinding aid/pack set inhibitor for portland cement and other hydraulic cements. HEA2 greatly improves the efficiency of the grinding process by reducing the surface energy forces which cause agglomeration of the newly fractured cement particles. HEA2 is effective in both open circuit and closed circuit cement mills.
ESE® - Non-chloride early strength-enhancing additives
The ESE® series of additives, which involve a newly developed modified alkanolamine, are available for use to enhance the early strength of cement. Unlike other early strength enhancers, ESE cement additives provide their performance benefit without the use of chloride or thiocyanate ions.
Verifi® In-transit Concrete Management System
Our system is the only complete solution to ensure the consistent manufacturing and transport of concrete. From plant to pour, the Verifi® system monitors the plastic properties of the concrete. It automatically adjusts these properties as needed by adding the proper quantity of water or admixture.