Performance enhancers in buildings and construction
Superplasticizers are chemicals used as water reducers. They bring the ‘fast-drying’ quality to materials like fast-drying concrete. They can therefore drastically improve the performance of concrete and mortar.
They are produced by converting naphthalene to poly-naphthalene sulphonate.
They have become indispensable in a number of industries, extending the life of concrete structures, and more durable structures are more sustainable.
Moreover, most of the world’s most iconic modern skyscrapers simply could not have been built without the help of superplasticizers.