SikaMix® BF3 is a specially formulated admixture designed to increase strength and shorten curing time for concrete blocks and pavers. SikaMix® BF3 is a ready-to-use liquid admixture that produces a plasticizing effect by reducing the surface tension of the mixing water, allowing quicker wetting and more complete dispersion of the cement particles.
- SikaMix® BF3 provides superior strength gain and faster curing at all ages.
- In most cases, a reduction in cement or higher cement replacement is possible when SikaMix® BF3 is used in the concrete block or paver mix.
- SikaMix® BF3 will produce a block that has a more uniform texture and color.
- Concrete containing SikaMix® BF3 reduces wear and tear on mold-box liners and machine parts, while enabling a faster cycling time of the molding machine.
- Concrete block containing SikaMix® BF3 will have sharper and more defined edges and corners, with less chipping.
- SikaMix® BF3 increases the density of block and pavers, thus increasing durability and lowering the rate of absorption.