Brazil, the world's largest coffee bean producer, recently announced that it is facing the worst drought in 91 years, affecting local hydropower generation and agricultural production, causing the prices of related crops to soar, and coffee bean futures soaring to a nearly four-and-a-half-year high. News of the drought in Brazil quickly pushed up coffee futures. Prices of Arabica beans, favored by boutique cafes and premium brands, continued to rise, hitting their highest level in nearly seven years. Brazil is the world's largest coffee producer and its coffee production is critical to global supply. Analysts expect Brazil’s next year’s coffee bean harvest to fall by 5% to 10%, or even more, over the next two years, and the price increase brought about by the cut is a foregone conclusion.
Like coffee beans, the price of water reducing agent keeps going up.
Using concrete additives is the most effective, economical, and simple technical way to reduce the cement dosage, improve the utilization rate of industrial waste residue, and realize the high durability and performance improvement of concrete. It is a necessary material for manufacturing modern concrete. It is regarded as the third breakthrough of concrete technology after reinforced concrete and prestressed reinforced concrete.
Development Course of Water Reducing Agent:
As one of the most important concrete additives, water reducing agent plays an irreplaceable role in the development of modern concrete. Since the 1960s, Japan and Federal Germany have developed β -naphthalene sulfonate formaldehyde condensates and melamine-formaldehyde condensates superplasticizer, commonly known as high efficient water reducing agent, resulting in the worldwide high efficient water reducing agent research, development, and application of the boom.
This kind of traditional polyelectrolyte water-reducing agent, including naphthalene, melamine, sulfamate, and lentisulfonate, has a good working performance for fresh concrete, has been continuously developed and applied for more than 30 years, and still occupies a certain market share. At that time, due to the limitations of their own structure and dispersive mechanism, they had a series of insurmountable problems, such as large slump, large shrinkage, and environmentally unfriendly.
Later, the development of polymer synthesis technology accelerated the development of new efficient water reducing agents. In the early 1980s, Japan took the lead in successfully developing polycarboxylate series water reducing agents. This new generation of polycarboxylate superplasticizer overcomes some disadvantages of traditional superplasticizers and has such outstanding advantages as low yield, good slump protection performance, the low shrinkage rate of concrete, and strong adjustability of molecular structure, large potential of high performance, and no use of formaldehyde in the production process. It is the developing direction of high-performance concrete admixture at present.
Introduction to Polycarboxylate-based High-performance Water Reducing Agent:
Polycarboxylate-based high-performance water reducing agent is defined as containing carboxylic unsaturated monomer and other monomer copolymerization. It is a type of water reducing agent with excellent performance used to help concrete with reducing water, collapse protection, strengthening, shrinkage, and environmental protection.
According to the invention patents all over the world, polycarboxylate-based high-performance water reducing agents can be divided into two categories according to the structure of the main chain: 1. Polyether with acrylic acid or methacrylic acid as the main chain grafted with different side chain lengths. 2. Polyether with maleic anhydride as the ink branch with different side-chain lengths. At present, the main differences of polycarboxylate products on the market lie in: the main chain chemical structure and length, side-chain type, length and graft density, Ionic group content, molecular weight size, and distribution. Because the molecular structure of polycarboxylate has a large degree of freedom, it possesses the potential for high performance.
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Prior to the impact of COVID-19 on the chemicals and materials industry and the price of the water reducing agent, many industry observers expected low to flat growth in 2021 in all regions outside Asia, with many countries seeing slower growth compared to recent years. Operational excellence has long been a hallmark of the water reducing agent chemical industry, and many companies are financially able to withstand short-term dips in end-market demand due to rapid leverage from reduced capex on hand.
The analysis shows that, whatever the final course of the pandemic, we can expect the inevitable long-term effects. Workplaces are expected to slowly return to pre-COVID-19 practices. Companies investing in enterprise-wide digital initiatives saw these "payoffs" in the early pandemic environment. For more information about water reducing agent, please feel free to contact us.
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