Advanced ready to use powdered initial set retarder. Makes more uniform and predictable high/ultra-high performance glass fiber reinforced concrete, engineered cementitious composite concrete, and wet cast concrete.
Trinic Hydration Stabilizer admixture retards setting time by controlling the initial hydration of Portland cement and other cementitious materials. The window of plasticity is extended in a predictable manner. The mix will retain slump and workability while minimizing temperature rise. Minimizes the need to use ice in high performance and ultra-high performance concrete mixtures.
Dosage should be based on fresh mix temperature and ambient temperatures. Trinic Hydration Stabilizer can be added at the start of the batching cycle or to freshly mixed concrete. Simply mix the batch, take the temperature and decide on the dosage. We recommend mix starting temperatures below 70° for high cement content mixes if possible. Additional dosages can be added as needed to stabilize the mix.
MIX < 60°, ambient < 70 ° - No Trinic Hydration Stabilizer recommended
MIX < 60°, ambient 70° to 80° - No Trinic Hydration Stabilizer recommended unless the batch temperature climbs above 70°: 0.1% dosage will add 20 to 30 minutes to your working time and stabilize the temperature rise.
MIX: 70° to 80°, ambient 80° to 90° – 0.2% Trinic Hydration Stabilizer will add 15 to 20 minutes to your working time, 0.4% Trinic Hydration Stabilizer will add 30 to 40 minutes to your working time.