"FLOTON" 2118 super plasticizer-concrete admixture

"FLOTON" 2118 super plasticizer-concrete admixture

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Product description

FLOTON 2118 is naphthalene sulfonate based, high water reduction, super plasticizing (improves concrete flow properties) concrete admixture which provides increased hardening period, increased ultimate strength of concrete and provides rheoplastic features of the concrete. Conformance code: 04.613/1-А3 The product conforms to the requirements of the AZS 221-2006 (TS EN 934-2) standard, Tables 3.1 and 3.2: “High water reduction, latest generation super plasticizing (improves concrete flow properties) concrete admixture”, and ASTM C 494 Type F standard: “High water reduction, latest generation super plasticizing concrete admixture”.

Fields of Application

This concrete admixture can be applied in the following areas:

  • Production of concrete designed for application with or without pump;
  • In the areas which require over 1 hour to deliver the concrete to the point of application;
  • Pumping concrete  to over 200 meters distances in horizontal direction, and  to the points of significant height;
  • Laying concrete in the areas of ambient temperatures above +400Cand at low relative humidity;
  • Critical and emergency concrete laying operations which require concrete hydration temperature control (when pouring huge amounts of concrete);
  • Production of Rheodynamic concrete easily laid in reinforcement structures.


  • Reduces amount of water demand at least by 12% compared to admixture-free concrete;
  • Provides easy pumping and high application quality at lower or the same water/cement ratios and in the same operating conditions compared to admixture-free concrete;
  • Reduces to minimum negative effects of high temperatures on the quality of applied concrete;
  • Provides rheoplastic features of the concrete for long period;
  • Increases ultimate strength of the concrete compared to admixture-free concrete;
  • Creates more uniform and smooth surface of formwork concrete compared to admixture-free concrete; Increases impermeability and hardness of the concrete, reduces compression and tension, and improves other mechanical properties of the concrete;
  • Does not contain chlorine.

Application procedures

Preparation of the mixture. Mix the mineral adhesive substances (cement, quartz sand, volcanic cinders, slag) with concrete filler till the mixture is entirely homogeneous. After 50-70% of the required water amount is added, start to add the FLOTON 2118 product together with the remained amount of water to the mixture.  To provide homogeneous composition of FLOTON 2118 mixture, mix it vigorously during 60 seconds or during the time period predefined by the laboratory tests.

Chemical admixtures reaction principleThe admixtures react mainly with adhesives. When the admixtures are added into the concrete they are absorbed by the adhesive particles. The adhesive particles are repelled from each other under the effect of electrostatic force. Thus, the smaller amount of water provides the required application conditions. The concrete mechanical strength increases proportionally to the reduction of water amount in the mixture.

Compatibility to other admixtures. FLOTON 2118 may be used together with the following materials:

  • All grades of cement;
  • Self-flow mineral adhesives (quartz sand, volcanic cinders and slag) if required in the cement production process;
  • To increase resistance to freezing and melting, it may be used together with the AntiAir 250 air entraining admixture;
  • To prevent water vaporization from the mixtures in the concrete composition, and to increase the concrete strength in the areas of hot climate conditions and high air velocity the product may be used together with corresponding moisture-retaining products, like MA Kur 100, MA Kur 200 and MA Kur 300;
  • To increase the concrete viscosity at the construction site the product may be used together with FLOTON MOD N concrete admixture.

Technical specifications

Composition of product

Naphthalene sulfonate based




1.16-1.19 kg/liter

Chlorine concentration in the composition (EN 480-10)


Alkalies concentration in the composition (EN 480-12)



10 kg cans,

200 kg casks,

1000 kg barrels,

Special transport containers

The parameters have been received at the +200C temperature and 50%  humidity.


It is recommended to add the FLOTON 2118 product in proportion of 1.0-2.0% of the cement amount. Depending on the concrete type and characteristics, the actual amount of admixture should be defined based on the preliminary laboratory tests.

Shelf Life and Storage Method

FLOTON 2118 should be stored in original packing in the areas with ambient temperature equal to or above +50C. The product stored in unsuitable conditions and exposed to freezing temperatures should be melted at room temperature without adding water, then it should be mixed using mechanical methods till it is entirely homogeneous. When mixing compressed air should not be used.

Under the required storage conditions, the product may be stored during 12 months from the manufacturing date. The product in open containers may be used during the entire storage period provided that the cap is kept closed.


  • when using the product observe regulations of operational and personnel safety, wear appropriate protective clothing, safety gloves, glasses, and respirators;
  • taking into consideration that the product may cause allergic reactions and itch, take care to avoid contact of its components with skin or eyes, otherwise immediately rinse them with large amount of water and wash with soap;
  • in case you swallow the product, immediately consult a physician;
  • do not keep food in the areas of the product application;
  • keep the product away from children;
  • mix the fine or coarse concrete fillers with mineral adhesives according to the results of laboratory tests (cement, quartz sand, volcanic cinders, slag) till the mixture gets completely homogeneous. In case admixture is added to the dry mixture without water, and will result in forming irregularities when applied. Even if you add water afterwards to such improper mixture, the required type and characteristics of concrete will not be achieved. In case water is added to the mixture in larger amounts than it is required, this will unbalance the required design factors, and the mechanical features of the concrete will be deteriorated. Taking into consideration the mentioned above, the concrete admixtures should not be added directly into the dry powder mixture without water;
  • the amount of admixture to be added into the mixture composition is calculated as the sum of weights of cement and adhesives (quartz sand, volcanic cinders, slag) multiplied by the coefficient equal to 0.8-1.4% of the cement amount;
  • in case the amount of the product added exceeds the recommended value, the mixture hardening period may increase. In these cases it is necessary to provide the required longer curing time for concrete hardening in the reinforcement structures.

Warranty and technical support

  • information indicated in technical specifications is based on scientific and experimental data;
  • Matanat А company is responsible for the product quality only;
  • with the exception of cases of works executed under the supervision of the company specialists, Мatanat А company shall not be liable for any problems occuring due to improper use of the product by other persons;
  • the company reserves the right to make changes in its product in consequence of scientific-and-technical development;
  • for technical support and/or more information please do not hesitate to contact the Matanat А company!