New generation PCE-based high range water reducer

Product Description

ADVA® ITM1601 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.
ADVA ITM1601 contains no added chlorides and complies with AS 1478.1 – 2000 Type HWR. ADVA ITM1601 contains no TEA.


Unlike conventional superplasticisers, which rely on electrostatic repulsion, ADVA ITM1601 has been formulated on carboxylic ether polymers, which are comprised of lateral chains producing superior cement dispersion. Water is absorbed by the polymer, which then allows controlled cement hydration.

Product Advantages

•    High early strength achievement requiring reduced heat energy for curing.
•    High compression strengths at all ages.
•    Improved surface finish.
•    Reduced vibration for placement in reinforced concrete.
•    Easy addition during batching process.


ADVA ITM1601 allows concrete to be produced over a wide range of strengths, at low water-cement ratios with high placement slumps. ADVA ITM1601 can produce high flow concrete for tremie and pump mixes that require extended slump life. ADVA ITM1601 is ideal for use in general pre-cast and pre-cast/pre-stressed applications to produce high early strengths with reduced heat energy required for curing.


ADVA ITM1601 produces very high slump concrete at low water- cement ratios without segregation and loss of strength.
•    It can be added at the batch plant during the batching process eliminating the need for on-site addition.
•    Reduction of steam or heat energy curing to achieve high early strengths.
•    Requires less vibration for ease of placement in reinforced concrete.
•    Improves surface finish and off-form finishes.
•    ADVA ITM1601 is an extremely versatile superplasticiser that has a wide range of applications with superior results.

Addition Rates

Addition rates of ADVA ITM1601 can vary depending on the application, however a typical dose range would be between 400 and 800mL / kgs total cementitious materials. Higher dose rates can be considered for advanced performance.
For best results ADVA ITM1601 should be added to the mix water during the batching process. At a given water-cement ratio,  the slump can be controlled by varying the addition rates. It is recommendated that trials are conducted beforehand to determine the optimum dose range to suit your application. If further assistance is required please consult your local GCP representative.


It is not recommended that ADVA ITM1601 be used with Darex® AEA® or Darex LS AEA unless in specific circumstances where trials are carried out prior to use. ADVA ITM1601 is compatible with Portland cements including fly ash, blast furnace slag silica fume and limestone blends. ADVA ITM1601 can be used with V-MAR® 3  to produce high quality water-tolerant self-consolidating type concretes. It is also compatible with most of the range of concrete admixtures from GCP Applied Technologies. However admixtures containing melamine or naphthalene sulphonates should be avoided. All admixtures should be added to the mix separately and not premixed with other admixtures prior to addition. Please consult your local GCP representative for recommendations on compatible admixtures.

Packaging & Storage

ADVA ITM1601 is available in 1,000L totes and 205L drums. Shelf life is 12 months.

Dispensing Equipment

Please contact your local GCP representative for further information regarding the dispensing equipment for this product.

Health and Safety

Read and understand the product label and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) if handling the product directly. All users should acquaint themselves with this information prior to working with the product and follow the precautionary statements. SDSs can be obtained by contacting your local GCP representative or office. | Australia customer service: 1800 855 525

We hope the information here will be helpful. It is based on data and knowledge considered to be true and accurate, and is offered for consideration, investigation and verification by the user, but we do not warrant the results to be obtained. Please read all statements, recommendations, and suggestions in conjunction with our conditions of sale, which apply to all goods supplied by us. No statement, recommendation, or suggestion is intended for any use that would infringe any patent, copyright, or other third party right.

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Last Updated: 2022-01-31