BETEC® 801, 804, 808, 816 Data Sheet

Very fast setting high performance grouts

Product Description

BETEC® 801, 804, 808 and 816 are cement based, shrink-compensated grouts with very fast setting properties, suitable for grouting at reduced temperature conditions and all applications where fast initial strength development is required for minimal downtime and rapid completion.


• Very fast high early- and final strength development for structural connections, statically and dynamically load bearing.
• High flowable for an easy and fast application by pouring.
• Strength development and applicable at reduced temperatures.
• Self compacting and controlled volume expansion with lowest shrinkage.

Field of Application

Grouting at reduced temperature conditions and all applications where very fast initial strength development for minimal downtime and rapid completion are required:

  • Assembly of precast structures.
  • Grouting of bridge bearings and bridge support structures.
  • Grouting of machinery and industrial equipment.
  • Wind turbine assembly and foundation grouting.
  • Rail anchoring and underfilling in industry and MRT segments.


CE certified according to EN 1504-6.


1. Preparation of Substrate

  • Substrate preparation has to be according EN 1504-10 part 7.
  • The substrate has to be free from dirt, grease, laitance, loose concrete, loose particles or layers which could adversely affect adhesion.
  • Remove all damaged concrete and prepare substrate by sand or grid blasting, high pressure water jetting, or other methods until base concrete is exposed, offering sufficient roughness (bond) and open pores.
  • The substrate must be pre-wetted with clean water until saturated. The substrate should be damp, but without free standing water.
  • The substrate must be frost-free and have a cohesion of minimum 1.5 N/mm².

2. Mixing

  • The product has to be mixed using a suitable forced action mixer (400-600rpm). The mixing head must be completely immersed in the powder.
  • Add 4/5 of the required quantity of water into the mixer and mix for 2 minutes. Add the remaining quantity of water. The water content can be varied to obtain the desired consistency. Never use more than the maximum water quantity. Mix for an additional 2 minute until a lump-free, homogeneous mixture is obtained.
  • The mixing time depends on the type of mixer. 4 minutes is the minimum.
  • The mixture must be allowed to rest to release air entrapped during mixing.
  • Once the grout is ready mixed, apply immediately. Do not prepare more material than can be used within the open time of the material.
  • When the grout starts to set, remix but never add more water.

3. Application

  • The material is always poured or pumped from one side or corner in one continuous application. A dense and non-absorbent formwork is necessary. To prevent air entrapment, sufficient ventilation holes must be provided.
  • Do not vibrate.
  • When grouting large areas, apply the grout by using worm/screw pumps.


4. Curing

  • After treatment has to be according EN 13610 in combination with DIN EN 1045-3.
  • In warm or windy conditions protect the applied material from dehydration by mist-spraying with clean water or protective tarpaulins until the initial set has taken place.
  • In cold conditions cover with insulated tarpaulin, polystyrene or other insulating material. Protect surfaces against frost and rain until final set has taken place.
  • In cold, humid or unventilated areas it can be necessary to allow for a longer curing period, or to introduce forced air movement to avoid condensation. Never use dehumidifiers during the curing period or within 28 days after application.
  • Formwork should not be removed for at least 48hours.
  • The after-treatment should be at least 5 days.
  • The after-treatment should take place as soon as possible, at the latest when the material surface starts to set.
  • As an alternative to the conventional treatment methods, suitable curing agents can be used to prevent rapid water loss.

5. Cleaning and maintenance

  • Mixing and application equipment should be cleaned immediately with clean water. Hardened material needs to be removed mechanically.

6. Special remarks

  • Cementitious materials can lead to incompatibilities under certain conditions in combination with non-ferrous metals (such as aluminium, copper, zinc).
  • Low temperatures reduce flow and delay the early strength development. High temperatures accelerate the strength development and decrease the open time of the material.
  • Depending on geometry and application thickness, reinforcement steel can be necessary.
  • Lateral grouting overhang should be kept as low as possible (approx. 20-50mm).

Product Properties

Technical Data/Properties(*)

    BETEC® 801   BETEC® 804   BETEC® 808   BETEC® 816
Properties Unit       Value*      
Grain size [mm] 0-1   0-4   0-8   0-16
Application thickness [mm] 42885   20 - 120   ≥30   ≥60
Consistency [ - ]       High Flowable    
Flow class [mm]   f3 (≥ 750)   a2 (600 – 690) a1 (500 – 590)
Maximum water quantity [l/25 kg] 3.3   3.2   2.6   2.1
Open time [min]       ≥ 15      
Application temperature (Powder, water and environment) [°C]       +5 to +30    
Shrinkage class [ - ]   SKVM 0     SKVB 0
Expansion [Vol-%]       > 0.9      
Fresh mortar density [kg/dm3] ≈ 2.3   ≈ 2.3   ≈ 2.4   ≈ 2.4
Yield (25kg bags) [l]       ≈ 12      
Calculation quantity [kg/m3] 2050   2050   2060   2100
Strength development [ - ]       Fast      
Early strength class after 24h [ - ]
≥ 25
Compressive strength (**)
-1 hour
-2 hours
-4 hours
-24 h
-28 days

≥ 5
≥ 15
≥ 30
≥ 70
≥ 5
≥ 20
≥ 25
≥ 30
≥ 70
Strength class [ - ]       C 50/60    
Exposure classes (***) [ - ]     X0, XC1-XC4, XD1-XD3, XS1-XS3, XA1-XA2, XF1-XF3
Moisture classes (***) [ - ]       WO, WF, WA    
Shelf life 6 Months
Stored under cover, clear of the ground, protected from all sources of moisture and frost.
Packaging Bags of 25 kg with plastic liner.
40 bags per pallet (1000kg)
Appearance Grey powder          

(*)Typical values in production control. All tests were executed under a conditioned temperature of 21°C and 65% RH.
(**) Compressive strengths measurements based on prisms 4x4x16cm (BETEC® 801 & BETEC® 804) and cubes with length size of 150mm (BETEC® 808 & BETEC® 816).
(***) According to EN 206-1:2001 in combination with DIN 1045-2.

Health & Safety

BETEC® 801, 804, 808 and 816 are products based on cement and can therefore cause burns to skin and eyes, which should be protected during use. Wear gloves and protective eye shields. Wearing a dust mask is advised. Treat splashes to eyes and skin immediately with clean water. Consult a doctor when irritation continues. If accidentally ingested, drink water and consult a doctor. Users must comply with all risk and safety phrases. MSDS’s can be obtained from GCP Applied Technologies or from our website. GISCODE ZP1.

CE Certificate

BETEC® 801

BETEC® 804

BETEC® 808

BETEC® 816

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D-32676 Lügde
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GCP Germany GmbH
Pyrmonter Str. 56
D-32676 Lügde
Plant Essen
GCP Germany GmbH
Pyrmonter Str. 56
D-32676 Lügde
Plant Essen
GCP Germany GmbH
Pyrmonter Str. 56
D-32676 Lügde
Plant Essen
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Last Updated: 2023-06-28