CEMIX PLIMORTAR is based on a plasticiser that has been used by contractors for over fifty years in Portland cement based applications. CEMIX PLIMORTAR is a pozzolanic formulation that consists of a combination of hydroxyl aluminium silicates and diatomite. CEMIX PLIMORTAR will extend mortars board life, reduce early stage drying and shrinkage of mortar joints, improve workability, produce water-tight joints and enhance tooling of the mortar joints without sacrificing the mortars compressive strengths. CEMIX PLIMORTAR is a ready to use grey coloured powder.
TYPICAL APPLICATION / USES
Suitable for use in Portland cements/sand mortars for the bonding of concrete masonry and clay bricks. PLIMORTAR will produce high workability mortars without the use of lime or other admixtures.
CEMIX PLIMORTAR is used at the rate of 1kg per 40kg bag of Portland cement. Place in the mixer 2/3 of the water, then all of the CEMIX PLIMORTAR and mix for two minutes. Add 1/4 of the sand and all the cement and mix for two minutes. Add the remaining sand and water. Mix until mortar has the desired workability. Mixing for 6 minutes will produce maximum workability.
Hand Mixing: Measure out sand and cement and thoroughly mix dry. Add the CEMIX PLIMORTAR to at least half the water and mix into a smooth paste and proceed to mix the mortar adding additional water as required. For best results mix for not less then 6 minutes.
Mix Ratio: Sand – 4 buckets, Cement – 1 bucket, CEMIX PLIMORTAR – 1 measure. Water as required.
Appearance – Grey coloured powder
Clean all tools with water & brush immediately after use.