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.

Documents

ADVA® Product Documents

Product Name Product Data Sheet
ADVA® 142
Product Data Sheet
ADVA® 320
Product Data Sheet
ADVA® 555
Product Data Sheet
ADVA® 650
Product Data Sheet
ADVA® 690
Product Data Sheet

Technical Bulletins

Product Name PDF
Admixture Dispenser Discharge Line Location and Sequencing for Concrete Batching Operations
Concrete Resistance to Sulfates: the Benefit of Admixtures
Products & Accessories

Products

  • Product Name
  • Description
  • Key Benefits
  • Applications Type
ADVA® 142
Description

ADVA® 142 is the latest technology in the development of high range water-reducing superplasticising admixtures. It is an innovative, versatile, third generation polycarboxylic ether polymer developed for the premix and precast industries to maximise performance through a wide range of concrete strengths.

Key Benefits
  • Improved surface finish
  • Reduced vibration for placement in reinforced concrete
  • Easy addition during batching process
Application Type
  • Allows concrete to be produced over a wide range of strengths, at low water-cement ratios with high placement slumps
ADVA® 320
Description

ADVA® 320 is the latest technology in the development of high range water-reducing superplasticising admixtures. It is an innovative, versatile, third generation polycarboxylic ether polymer developed for the premix and pre-cast industries to maximise performance through a wide range of concrete strengths.

Key Benefits
  • Superior slump retention
  • High compressive strength achieved at all ages
  • Improved surface finish
Application Type
  • Allows concrete to be produced over a wide range of strengths, at low water-cement ratios with high placement slumps
ADVA® 555
Description

ADVA® 555 is the latest technology in the development of high range water-reducing superplasticising admixtures. It is an innovative, versatile, third generation polycarboxylic ether polymer developed for the premix and precast industries to maximise performance through a wide range of concrete strengths.

Key Benefits
  • High compression strengths at all ages
  • Improved surface finish
  • Reduced vibration for placement in reinforced concrete
Application Type
  • Allows concrete to be produced over a wide range of strengths, at low water-cement ratios with high placement slumps
ADVA® 650
Description

ADVA® 650 is the latest technology in the development of high range water-reducing superplasticising admixtures. It is an innovative, versatile, third generation polycarboxylic ether polymer developed for the premix and pre-cast industries to maximise performance through a wide range of concrete strengths.

Key Benefits
  • High compression strengths at all ages
  • Improved surface finish
  • Reduced vibration for placement in reinforced concrete
Application Type
  • Allows concrete to be produced over a wide range of strengths, at low water-cement ratios with high placement slumps
ADVA® 690
Description

ADVA® 690 is the latest technology in the development of high range water-reducing superplasticising admixtures. It is an innovative, versatile, third-generation polycarboxylic ether polymer developed for the premix and precast industries to maximise performance through a wide range of concrete strengths.

Key Benefits
  • High compression strengths at all ages
  • Improved surface finish
  • Reduced vibration for placement in reinforced concrete
Application Type
  • Allows concrete to be produced over a wide range of strengths, at low water-cement ratios with high placement slumps
Overview

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 superplasticisers 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.