Lithium carbonate alternatives for fast curing dry mix applications

The construction industry uses dry mortars - amongst many others - for tiling adhesives, self-levelling flooring compounds, wall renders and joint fillers. With a growing demand for housing, office space and better infrastructure speed and high productivity in such applications is essential. As it happens, the key ingredient to drive fast setting dry mortar products ? Lithium Carbonate ? is also in high demand for re-chargeable batteries used for example in electric cars and thus is getting tight in supply and increasing in price. Technical experts at IMCD Coatings & Construction have delivered an innovation that means two booming markets no longer have to compete for the same resource. This paper presents a solution based on non-scarce resources that matches the acceleration of Lithium compounds in cementitious dry mortars. What?s more, it delivers extended workability times at almost equal adhesion-, flexural- and compressive strength.
Duration: 14:22
Speaker: Dr. Olaf Hetche
Company: IMCD
Conference: ECS Conference 2019
Session: Construction chemicals II
Location: Nürnberg
Date: 19.03.2019