How it Works: Acti-Gel® 208 is a multi-functional mineral additive comprised of electrically charged micro-particles that form a unique lattice structure that suspends and more evenly disperses other particles. When dispersed in a slurry matrix, Acti-Gel® 208 particles arrange into a 3-dimensional framework as a result of their surface, electrical charges. This lattice suspends other particles in the system creating a very uniform and stable mix that reduces settling and segregation. These well-dispersed components are now able to function at a more optimal level to promote pumpability, workability, and finishability.
Explanation: Acti-Gel® 208 is a high-performance additive for the concrete industry that will enhance nearly any concrete application. With the ability to eliminate segregation and reduce bleeding, Acti-Gel® 208 provides a pumpable, flowable, yet stable concrete product. Acti-Gel® 208 dramatically improves the performance and paste quality of concretes. By adding a few pounds of Acti-Gel® 208 per yard of concrete, our mineral additive transforms almost any concrete mix into a stable, workable, and consistent concrete.
Acti-Gel® 208 has the ability to pump low-slump lightweight; stabilize high-slump piling grout; develop creamy paving mixes; and much more. From Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC) to Concrete Paving, Acti-Gel® 208 stabilizes the mix and provides the perfect concrete for almost any project.
Acti-Gel® 208 is an innovative product that works for the architects and engineers as well as the contractors, precast producers, and ready mix suppliers:
Environmentally Friendly: Acti-Gel® 208 is a natural, mineral product mined and processed in the United States of America. Derived from a unique mineral deposit, Acti-Gel® 208 is comprised of uniform-sized particles that may replace some of the chemicals in the concrete mix. This natural alternative packs multiple benefits into a single product to create a multi-dimensional additive for the concrete industry.
- Facilitates Rapid Construction: Acti-Gel® 208 offers a precast producer the ability to create a high-strength product with a superior off-form finish. The innovative additive allows the producer to make flawless pieces that do not need to be touched up after de-molding. For the A&E, Acti-Gel® 208 offers some critical path processes, such as shotcrete, to be completed in less time while reducing waste. In this case, Acti-Gel® 208 can provide a cost benefit and adds value to the project timeline.
- Ease of Use: Acti-Gel® 208 is packaged as a dry powder in several package sizes with the option to be supplied as a liquid. With our mulchable bags, it has never been easier to create a superior quality concrete while driving safely to the jobsite.
- Safety: Acti-Gel® 208 is proven to dramatically reduce airborne particulates in spray applications. When using Acti-Gel® 208 the crews breathe in less harmful dust and do not gather as much cementitious material onto their clothing. We want each and every team member to get home safely to their families and leave the cement/concrete at the jobsite and out of their cars and homes.
Active Minerals International, LLC