Concrete Accelerator admixture

Concrete accelerator 345x194 Looking for a Concrete Accelerator admixture that gives you better performance whatever the weather?

NitCal, Yara's additive for concrete is the solution intended for use under any weather condition. It is incorporated in concrete before or after mixing in order to change its features:

   

  • In winter, choose Yara’s NitCal and you won’t have to interrupt construction activity because of the cold weather. NitCal performs as an effective setting accelerator even when it is very cold, so you can put concrete on site and increase the rotation of your molds.
  • In summer, under hot ambient conditions setting acceleration leads to an early hydration of the surface, and thereby prevents moisture loss. NitCal prevents surface cracking of pre-cast components and also beams, slabs and other items cast on construction sites in hot areas.

For over twenty years, NitCal from Yara has been sold around the world, as uncoated granules or in a liquid solution. In Australia, it is used by major concrete manufacturers and also in many projects for all types of construction: buildings, large civil engineering works, bridges etc. Yara is the largest producer of nitrates in the world. Using their breadth of knowledge and experience, our R & D teams constantly develop applications for various industries such as the construction industry.

Concrete setting accelerator admixture

Concrete setting accelerator admixture

Our concrete setting accelerator NitCal has many benefits in a range of concrete pouring situations. You can use Yara’s concrete setting accelerator without any risk to the quality of your concrete:

  • It allows cold weather concreting, even in very severe weather. No need to stop activity at your construction site even if the winter is unusually cold!
  • It neutralizes the slowdown of setting due to use of plasticizers.
  • It optimizes your consumption of water and cement, when used in conjunction with a superplasticizer. NitCal utilizes hydration heat to prevent freezing, it does not shift the freezing point of water.
158x158 Concrete corrosion inhibitor

Concrete corrosion inhibitor

NitCal reduces the corrosion of reinforced concrete used in buildings or structures. Thus, it increases the strength of structures, extends their life and improves the security of the building over the long term. Unlike chlorine accelerators that can seriously damage fittings, NitCal is a non-corrosive accelerator. In addition, NitCal is an environmentally friendly product that is non-hazardous and that does not cause alkali-aggregate reaction (AAR).

158x158 Concrete admixture’s carbon footprint

Concrete admixture’s carbon footprint

Carbon footprint is a concern for Australian concrete producers and construction companies. Using NitCal helps you to minimise your carbon footprint as Yara uses state of the art technology in its production plants to reduce CO2 emissions, such as the nitro-phosphate process, and also the reduction of N2O by utilising its proprietary catalysts on its production sites.

Ease of use - NitCal

Ease of use

NitCal is both safe and easy to use. For over twenty years, NitCal from Yara has been sold around the world, in granules or in a liquid solution. It is used by major manufacturers of concrete and also in many projects for all types of construction: buildings, large civil engineering works, bridges etc.

Supply Reliability

Supply reliability

NitCal is a mixture of nitrate salts which was developed by Yara in the early nineties. Yara is the world’s largest producer of nitrates and with its experience, its R & D teams are constantly developing applications for various industries such as the construction industry. We can meet your demand throughout the year across Australia, with deliveries directly to your site.

NitCal antifreeze

Cold Weather Concreting

NitCal increases the temperature in the concrete at an early stage, by accelerating the hydration process and heat release. This means that irreparable lower final strength and durability, micro cracks and gaps, and spalling can be avoided.