GCP Applied Technologies Inc. has introduced the TYTRO Shotcrete System, a complete state-of-the-art admixture solution for shotcrete for underground construction. The TYTRO System includes a nanotechnology-based rheology control agent, patented macro synthetic fibers, and a number of other newly developed admixtures that enhance productivity of the spraying operation and material performance.
“Our TYTRO Shotcrete System provides improved agility and additional capabilities that applicators and global contractors have been demanding for decades,” said Adam Grose, President, Specialty Construction Chemicals, GCP Applied Technologies.
The TYTRO Shotcrete System provides underground construction professionals with the capability to reduce operating costs and minimize excavation downtime, without sacrificing performance or relaxing safety standards. The TYTRO Shotcrete System provides faster early strength and enhanced bonding-to-rock with an increased one-pass thickness build-up. The system also minimizes rebound during spraying.
Advantages provided by the TYTRO Shotcrete System compared to conventional mixes can include: lower installed cost due to mix optimization, waste minimization and shorter cycle times; reduced rebound rates; faster re-entry times, due to more rapid early age strength development at equal accelerator dosage rate; superior bond-to-rock and adhesion between layers, providing greater thickness in one pass; and a more robust and dosage efficient system.
“Our technical specialists have analyzed the unique challenges of underground construction projects to create customized mix designs, delivering the most optimized and cost efficient concrete mix for each project. We also support our customers with world class site support and training,” said Grose.
GCP’s complete portfolio of solutions for the mining and infrastructure tunneling industries includes admixtures for shotcrete and concrete, proprietary fiber reinforcement systems, injection technologies for ground support and waterproofing systems for shotcrete. The company combines its technical expertise in shotcrete mix design optimization, on-site monitoring systems and ground control technologies to fit to every project’s unique needs. GCP’s technical specialists work to provide solutions to overcome project geotechnical challenges around the world.
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