ADVA® high-range water reducers

High-range water reducers used to consistently produce high strength concrete

What is ADVA®?

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.

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ADVA® 455
Description

ADVA® 455 is high efficiency polycarboxylate-based superplasticizer intended for the production of Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC) in ready-mix applications. ADVA 455 has been formulated to extend slump-flow life while imparting extreme workability without segregation to concrete.

Key Benefits
  • Enables consistent manufacture of self-consolidating concrete
  • Provides extended slump flow retention with minimal impact on set time
  • Reduces job site QC support
  • Consistent air management 
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ADVA® 120
Description

ADVA® 120 is a polycarboxlate-based high-range water-reducing admixture specifically formulated to meet the needs of the concrete industry. It is a low viscosity liquid, which has been formulated by the manufacturer for use as received.

Key Benefits
  • Highly efficient, producing high slump concrete at very low dosages
  • Provides a combination of slump life with near neutral set time
  • Consistent air entrainment
  • Consistent performance across cement chemistries
  • Concrete finishes easily without stickiness, spotty set or tearing
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ADVA® 140M
Description

ADVA® 140M is a high-range water-reducing admixture based on polycarboxylate technology specifically formulated to meet the needs of the concrete industry.

Key Benefits
  • Can be used as a high-range water reducer as well as a mid-range water reducer
  • Consistent air entrainment
  • Consistent performance across cement chemistries
  • Provides a superior combination of long slump life with near neutral set time
  • Concrete finishes easily without stickiness, tearing or spotty set characteristics
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ADVA® 150M
Description

ADVA® 150M water reducer is a high-range water-reducing admixture based on polycarboxylate technology specifically formulated to meet the needs of the concrete industry. It meets the requirements of ASTM C494 as a Type A and F admixture. One gallon weighs approximately 8.8 lbs (1.1 kg/L) and does not contain intentionally added chloride.

Key Benefits
  • Linear water reduction Consistent air entrainment
  • Consistent performance across cement chemistries
  • Provides a superior combination of long slump life with near neutral set time
  • Concrete finishes easily without stickiness, tearing or spotty set characteristics
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ADVA® 190
Description

ADVA® 190 is a polycarboxlate-based high-range water-reducing admixture specifically formulated to meet the needs of the concrete industry. It is a low viscosity liquid, which has been formulated by the manufacturer for use as received.

Key Benefits
  • Highly efficient, producing high slump concrete at very low dosages
  • Provides a combination of slump life with near neutral set time
  • Consistent air entrainment
  • Consistent performance across cement chemistries
  • Concrete finishes easily without stickiness, spotty set or tearing
Application Type
  • Ready mix concrete
ADVA® 195
Description

ADVA® 195 is a polycarboxlate-based high-range water-reducing admixture specifically formulated to meet the needs of the concrete industry. It is a low viscosity liquid, which has been formulated by the manufacturer for use as received.

Key Benefits
  • Highly efficient, producing high slump concrete at very low dosages
  • Provides a combination of slump life with near neutral set time
  • Consistent air entrainment
  • Consistent performance across cement chemistries
  • Concrete finishes easily without stickiness, spotty set or tearing
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ADVA® 198
Description

ADVA® 198 superplasticizer is a polycarboxlate-based high-range water-reducing admixture specifically formulated to meet the needs of the concrete industry. It is a low viscosity liquid, which has been formulated by the manufacturer for use as received.

Key Benefits
  • Highly efficient, producing high slump concrete at very low dosages
  • Provides a combination of slump life with near neutral set time
  • Consistent air entrainment
  • Consistent performance across cement chemistries
  • Concrete finishes easily without stickiness, spotty set or tearing
Application Type
ADVA® 380
Description

ADVA® 380 is a high efficiency polycarboxylate- based super-plasticizer intended for the production of Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC) in ready-mix applications. ADVA 380 has been formulated to extend slump-flow life while imparting extreme workability without segregation to concrete, to achieve high early compressive strength.

Key Benefits
  • Imparts excellent stability to high flow concrete
  • Improved air entrainment control
  • Excellent surface finish
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ADVA® 390
Description

ADVA® 390 admixture is a high efficiency, low addition rate polycarboxylate-based high-range water reducer designed for the production of a wide range of concrete mixes, from conventional to Self-Consolidating Concrete. It is designed to impart extreme workability without segregation to the concrete.

Key Benefits
  • Produces concrete with high levels of workability without segregation
  • Provides significantly higher strengths and normal set time
  • Excellent concrete rheology and handling properties
  • Provides improved finishability and surface finishes
  • Excellent entrained air quality
  • Provides standard water reduction at normal addition rates and significant water reduction at higher addition rates
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ADVA® 405
Description

ADVA® 405 is high efficiency polycarboxylate-based superplasticizer intended for the production of Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC) in ready-mix applications. ADVA® 405 has been formulated to extend slump-flow life while imparting extreme workability without segregation to concrete.

Key Benefits
  • Enables consistent manufacture of self-consolidating concrete
  • Provides extended slump flow retention
  • Reduces job site QC support
  • Consistent air management
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ADVA® Flex
Description

ADVA® FLEX is a revolutionary advancement in time activated polycarboxylate-based high-range water reducer technology. This patent pending, workability (slump and flow) enhancing admixture may be used as an every day high-range water reducer or, at higher dosage rates, it will significantly increase the length of slump or flow retention.

Key Benefits
  • Flexibility to use as a traditional high-range water reducer or a workability retaining high-range water reducer
  • Opportunity to better control operational costs by adjusting the slump life retention on an “as needed” basis during the initial dosage adjustment
  • Concrete finishes easily without stickiness, spotty setting or tearing
  • Added at the batch plant for rapid batching
  • Eliminates the need for re-tempering at the job site
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ADVA® XT2
Description

ADVA® XT2 is a revolutionary advancement in time activated polycarboxylate-based technology. This patent pending, workability (slump and flow) enhancing admixture, when used in conjunction with many water reducers (standard, mid-range, or high-range), will significantly increase the duration of slump or flow retention.

Key Benefits
  • Flexible degree of slump retention through adaptable dosing
  • Increases slump life with minimal impact on set times
  • Better control of operational costs by adjusting the slump life retention on an “as needed” basis during the initial dosage adjustment
  • Eliminates the need for re-tempering with water at the job site
  • Improves workability at job sites resulting in ease of placement
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ADVA® products do it all

Whether it’s keeping the water/cement ratio to a minimum while achieving high strength and durability or producing extremely workable high slump, there's not a lot that ADVA® products can't do.

ADVA® 405 when used in Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC) provides excellent blemish-free form finishes. ADVA® 198 provides excellent slump retention and near neutral set properties. From design to production to construction, there's no aspect of the concrete creation process that ADVA® can't help with.

What are the benefits of Self-Consolidating Concrete?

Self-Consolidating Concrete is a highly flowable, non-segregating concrete that spreads into place, fills formwork, self-compacts and encapsulates even the most congested reinforcement, all without any mechanical vibration.

SCC produced with ADVA® products provides unique advantages over conventional flowing concrete:

  • Lower SCC viscosity

  • Self placement

  • No segregation

  • No blocking

Workability, durability, high strength result in superior concrete

ADVA® products  are high efficiency polycarboxylate-based superplasticizers especially formulated to extend slump-flow life while imparting extreme workability without segregation to concrete, to achieve high early compressive strength.

These ADVA® products can:

  • Produce SCC concrete with extremely high levels of workability without segregation.

  • Provide superior water tolerance to the concrete making it less susceptible to normal manufacturing moisture fluctuations.

  • Extend slump life to enable batch plant adjustments and predictable job site plastic properties.

  • Provide superior concrete surface finish characteristics with reduced bugholing.

Perfect your mix with GCP Technical Services

There is a wide variety of admixtures in the ADVA® product family to achieve nearly any desired result for ready mix, precast and prestressed concrete. We work closely with all of our clients to ensure that they can get the results they want. Our global support team offers 24/7 assistance and consultation for concrete producers.