Where are concrete admixtures used?
According to the latest quarterly analysis of the natural gas market released by the International Energy Agency, global natural gas consumption will decline slightly this year and increase slowly in the following years because of soaring prices and the possibility of further reductions in Russian natural gas supplies. Global natural gas use this year is expected to be 0.5% lower than the 2021 level, and global natural gas demand is expected to increase by only 140 billion cubic meters over 2021 by 2025, the report said. The annual growth in 2021 will reach 175 billion cubic meters.
At the same time, the IEA's forecast for natural gas demand growth by 2024 was 60 per cent lower than its previous forecast, mainly due to "a weak economy and a smaller energy shift from coal or oil to natural gas", the report said.
It is worth noting that the South Korean Ministry of Industry, Trade and Resources announced on the same day that it plans to increase the proportion of nuclear power in South Korea's national energy structure to more than 30% by 2030. The proportion is 27.4% in 2021. The department also announced the resumption of the construction of two nuclear reactors. According to reports, after taking office, South Korean President Yoon Sik-Yue rejected the previous government's plan to phase out nuclear power and promised to increase investment in the nuclear power industry, so as to regain South Korea's status as a major exporter of safe nuclear reactors.
In addition, the supply and prices of many international bulk concrete additive are still very uncertain.
At first, concrete additives were used only to save cement. With the development of construction technology, admixture has become the main measure to improve the performance of concrete.
What are advantages of concrete additives?
It can reduce the water consumption of concrete. Or the fluidity of concrete can be increased without increasing water consumption.
The setting time of concrete can be adjusted.
Reduce bleeding and segregation. Improve workability and water elutriation resistance.
The slump loss can be reduced. Increase the pumpability of pumping concrete.
It can reduce contraction. The addition of expansive agent can also compensate for shrinkage.
Delay the initial hydration heat of concrete. Reduce the temperature rise rate of mass concrete and reduce the occurrence of cracks.
Improve the early strength of concrete. Prevent freezing at negative temperature.
Improve strength, increase frost resistance, impermeability, wear resistance, corrosion resistance.
Control alkali-aggregate reaction. Prevent the corrosion of steel bar and reduce the diffusion of chloride ion.
Made into concrete with other special properties.
Reduce the viscosity coefficient of concrete.
Where are concrete admixtures used?
1. It is suitable for mass concrete, high-strength and high-performance concrete, roller compacted concrete, concrete constructed in hot weather, concrete poured in a large area, concrete produced by cold joints, concrete that needs to be parked or transported for a long time, self-leveling vibration-free concrete, slip form construction or horizontal construction and other concrete that needs to delay setting time.
2. It is suitable for different grades of concrete under the daily minimum temperature of 5 degrees Celsius, as well as various continuous pouring projects of high flow concrete, commercial concrete, pumping concrete, prestress and reinforced concrete.
3. It is not suitable to be used alone for concrete with early strength requirements and steam curing concrete.
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The latest poll by CSA for consumer finance company Cofidis shows the French are taking action to trim their budgets as inflation erodes household purchasing power.
According to Le Figaro, the poll shows that French people think they need to earn an average of 490 euros more a month in order to live a decent life. This is an increase of 23 euros compared to the purchasing power barometer published in September 2021. Amid inflation and international tensions, this average in the polls masks differences among households, with some social groups much more severely affected by the decline in purchasing power than others. Seventy-eight percent of single-parent households, 76 percent of 25-to 34-year-olds, and 72 percent of blue-collar workers said the international situation had had a negative impact on their personal finances, compared with 64 percent of all French people.
In response to rising prices, soaring energy, and food prices, in particular, the French government is preparing to launch a package of measures designed to increase the purchasing power, such as extending the energy price protection mechanism, the extension of the fuel discount measures, and more targeted alternative measures, will be distributed inflation-linked pension and social security benefits, check the "food" and so on.
Because of the soaring energy prices, the concrete additive price is predicted to rise in the future.