Fritz-Pak Air Plus is a dry powdered air-entraining admixture, packaged in a patented water-soluble bag. It is recommended for all types of air-entrained concrete when an increase in the air content is necessary. It is compatible with all standard concrete admixtures. When used for small corrections (0.5 -1.0%) of air content, it is best to use at a rate of one bag per truckload of concrete. For larger corrections, consider using our Super Air Plus.
What does increased air content do to concrete?
It increases its durability by making it more resistant to damage from freezing.
Will it change the set time?
No, it will not speed or slow the set.
Will these products affect the strength of my concrete?
They will not significantly change strength, and they will increase durability.
What is the difference between Super Air Plus and Air Plus?
Super Air Plus has twice the concentration of the active ingredient of Air Plus.
Which product should I use, Air Plus or Super Air Plus?
Air Plus should be used by concrete producers who have very consistent quality in their supply of raw materials, thus only needing small corrections of air. Concrete producers that have variation in their quality of raw materials normally experience wider fl uctuations in air content and should consider using Super Air Plus.
What is the raw material used in the production or Super Air Plus?
Vinsol Resin, a natural air entrainer.
Are these products compatible with synthetic air entrainers?
Yes. Additionally the spacing and size of air bubbles is improved when natural air entrainers are used to correct synthetic air entrainers.
Can they be used in dry-blended materials like mortars and stuccos?
Yes. See the recommended dosage rate chart.
Are Super Air Plus and Air Plus effective in concrete with fly ash containing high levels of organic compounds (i.e. high LOI)?
Yes. Natural air entrainers are more effective than synthetic air entrainers.
Can I add Super Air Plus or Air Plus to water to make a liquid admixture?
No. Some of the components will only dissolve under special conditions of temperature and pH.
How long have the products been in the market?