Masonry and hardscape solutions

Admixtures for producing high quality manufactured concrete products.

Innovative admixtures for producers of architectural concrete masonry and hardscapes products.

We have developed a full line of admixtures designed for dry-cast concrete products.  Widely known as the maker of the DRY-BLOCK® System of integral water repellents, we manufacture admixtures to control efflorescence and enhance the production of architectural concrete block, concrete pavers and segmental retaining wall units. OPTEC® offers admixtures to control primary and secondary efflorescence, while QUANTEC® offers plasticisers, accelerators and strength enhancers to improve overall quality and enhance production.

Documents

Masonry and hardscape Product Documents

Product Name Product Data Sheet
OPTEC® EC-180C
Product Data Sheet
OPTEC® EC-625
Product Data Sheet
OPTEC® EC-865
Product Data Sheet
QUANTEC® PL-433
Product Data Sheet
QUANTEC® PL-442
Product Data Sheet
QUANTEC® PL-466
Product Data Sheet

Safety Data Sheets

Product Name PDF
DRY-BLOCK® Block Admixture Safety Data Sheet
DRY-BLOCK® Mortar Admixture Safety Data Sheet
Pallet Lub 205 Safety Data Sheet
TRYSTA® Safety Data Sheet
Products & Accessories

Products

  • Product Name
  • Description
  • Key Benefits
  • Applications Type
OPTEC® EC-180C
Description

OPTEC® EC-180C admixture helps control primary efflorescence by reacting with alkaline salts before water can solubilise them. It is formulated as a ready-to-use admixture to enhance the quality and appearance of masonry units.

Key Benefits
  • Manages primary efflorescence
  • Maintains colour
  • Superior surface finish
  • Cost effective
Application Type
  • Especially designed for the production of concrete blocks and pavers
OPTEC® EC-625
Description

OPTEC® EC-625 admixture is a colour-enhancing and densifying concrete additive. It is formulated as a ready-to-use admixture to enhance the quality and appearance of low slump concrete products.

Key Benefits
  • Improves colour consistency
  • Reduces efflorescence
  • Improves surface durability
Application Type
  • Use in colour slurry coats applied to the exposed surfaces of machined concrete products
OPTEC® EC-865
Description

OPTEC® EC-865 is a ready-to-use, liquid, integral water-repellent admixture, specially formulated for use in low slump concrete masonry mixes.

Key Benefits
  • Improved colour intensity and retention
  • Higher strengths
  • Improved surface texture
Application Type
  • Suitable for the production of manufactured concrete products such as block, segmental retaining units and pavers
QUANTEC® PL-433
Description

QUANTEC® PL-433 is a specially formulated admixture for use in the manufacture of machined concrete products where the process requires zero or very low slump concrete and where a smoother, denser, surface finish with a swipe is desirable.

Key Benefits
  • Non-chloride/non-corrosive
  • Accelerated strength
  • Reduction in fuel cost
Application Type
  • Used in all zero or low slump concrete to increase workability while retaining cohesiveness
QUANTEC® PL-442
Description

QUANTEC® PL-442 is a specifically formulated admixture for use in the manufacture of high quality concrete blocks, pavers, and other concrete units produced in wet cast masonry operations.

Key Benefits
  • Increased workability
  • Higher strengths
  • Smoother, denser surface
Application Type
  • Use in all wet cast manufactured concrete operations to improve production efficiency while increasing appearance and strength of manufactured concrete units
QUANTEC® PL-466
Description

QUANTEC® PL-466 admixture is specially formulated for use in the manufacture of machined concrete products where the process requires zero or low slump concrete and where a smoother, denser, surface finish with a swipe is desirable.

Key Benefits
  • Reduced cracking and crazing
  • Increased plasticity in mix
  • Sharper corners and edges
Application Type
  • Used in all zero or low slump concrete to increase workability while retaining cohesiveness
Overview

OPTEC® — Performance Enhancement for architectural CMU and hardscapes

Most hardscape producers battle efflorescence on a daily basis. Our OPTEC® line of admixtures are designed to control all types of efflorescence. At the same time they also help improve colour intensity and physical properties. With OPTEC®, the end product is strong, is durable and repels water. And, of course, all OPTEC® admixtures make concrete highly workable to lower production cycle times.

QUANTEC® — A complete range of solutions for high-volume producers of low-slump and no-slump concrete

Our QUANTEC® line admixtures provide a multitude of benefits including improve plasticity and machinability, which results in greater throughput, enhanced compressive strength and durability and reduced absorption.

Blue360sm Field Advantage

Our Blue360sm Field Advantage experts are at your service to solve production challenges. Whether you're concerned about a quality issue or need to expand your product lines to meet your customers' needs, we're here to help.

Our field technical services include:

  • On-site product trials and testing
  • Plant process improvements
  • On-site and remote technical support and troubleshooting