Not all concrete mixes are made the same, and some mixes are easier on your concrete pump than others. For those mixes containing larger, coarse aggregates or higher cement ratios, using a concrete pumping aid, such as Fritz-Pak’s Slick-Pak II, can help. Slick-Pak II is specially formulated to improve the pumpability of harsh mixes and provide additional protection for your equipment. Slick-Pak II can also be useful when pumping lean concrete, lightweight concrete, and flowable fill.
Concrete Pumping Aid vs. Concrete Pump Primer
Slick-Pak II can be used as a concrete pump primer, and while it is like Slick-Pak, it is formulated with a higher proportion of thickening agents. The extra thickeners suspend the aggregates in the mix to allow the concrete to slide more easily through the pump. The original Slick-Pak contains slightly higher proportions of lubricant, making it better for priming than use as a pumping aid. Finally, Slick-Pak II contains the right ratio of lubricant and thickeners to make an excellent primer in addition to being a powerful pumping aid.
Benefits of Slick-Pak II as a Concrete Pumping Aid
- Increases ease and range of pumpability
- Reduces line pressure
- Improves mobility and consolidation
- Minimizes slump and air loss in pump lines
- Reduces dewatering of concrete
- Lowers the horsepower requirements
- Ease of use and transportation
If you have questions about using our Slick-Pak II as a concrete pumping aid, give us a call at (214) 221-9494. You can also check out the resources below to learn more about all our Slick-Pak priming products.
(60) 8 oz. (227 g.) water soluble bags