Sika Corporation Releases New SikaCem®-190 Concrete Control a concrete finishing aid and evaporation retardant that extends workability and makes finishing concrete easier and faster.
Sika Corporation releases SikaCem®-190 Concrete Control, a non-filming, low VOC, amorphous colloidal silica topical additive applied to freshly placed concrete that maintains adequate moisture while reducing the risk of concrete setting prematurely.
SikaCem®-190 Concrete Control is ideal for all concrete, colored concrete, and dry shake hardener applications. SikaCem®-190 Concrete Control is applied during the floating and troweling of freshly placed concrete to control moisture loss, allow proper cement hydration, extend workability, and make finishing concrete flatwork easier and faster under adverse conditions of wind, sun, high temperatures, or low humidity.
Characteristics and advantages of SIkaCem®-190 Concrete Control include:
- Extended concrete workability
- Lubricates concrete surface
- Promotes hydration
- Reduces surface crazing
- Reduces efflorescence
- Improves abrasion resistance
- Chemically reacts with entire mix design
- Promotes flatter, thicker, dense cream cap
“SikaCem®-190 Concrete Control represents our continuous investment in innovation and new technology in the leading decorative concrete marketplace,” says Adam Jordan, Vice President of SikaColor® for Sika Corporation. “SikaCem-190 Concrete Control puts the contractor in charge of the concrete workability and timing of the finishing process.”
Applications of SikaCem®-190 Concrete Control include:
- Decorative concrete
- Concrete slabs
- Polished concrete
- Driveways and sidewalks
- Interior or exterior concrete
- Parking garages
- Industrial floor slabs
- Bridges and roads