TytroniX® is a proprietary product developed at the research laboratories of GCP. It utilizes a revolutionary new chemistry that results in a dramatic improvement in the performance of low air mortar cements.
Designed to be interground during the cement manufacturing process, TytroniX® use allows cement manufacturers to achieve the high flexural bond strength and low air levels consistent with the requirements of the ASTM C 1329-96 Standard Specification for Mortar Cement. In addition, TytroniX® imparts superior workability to mortar cements, such that, in blind trowel tests performed by professional masons, low air mortars made with TytroniX® outranked the standard high air masonry cements. TytroniX® is also formulated to provide superior board life and water retention to the mortar.
For cases where manufacturers or masons have special performance needs, the base TytroniX® formula can be modified to provide enhanced benefits. These variants of TytroniX®, known as TytroniX® SA, TytroniX® A and TytroniX® AR can be formulated to provide superior water retention, strength or set time control as needed by the customer.
Typical1 Performance Properties of the Tytron product line are shown below:
|Product||TytroniX®||TytroniX® SA||TytroniX® A||TytroniX® AR|
|Additive Dosage (lb/ton)||3-4||3-4||3-4||3-4|
|Setting Times (minutes)|
|Initial Set (minimum)||300||300||300||350|
|Initial Set (maximum)||500||500||500||550|
|Water Retention (%)||80++||80++||80++||80+|
|Air Entrainment % (max)||8-14||8-14||8-14||8-14|
|Formulation Advantages||Lowest Cost Water Retention||Strength Water Retention Workability||Water Retention Workability Board Life||False Set Control Water Retention|
Notes: 1 Performance shown here is meant to suggest a typical value. Due to GCP’s custom formulating capabilities and varying cement raw material characteristics, actual performance could exceed the values listed above.
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