The additive is a generic term for a few materials which could change some properties of mortar, such as redispersible polymer powders (or emulsion), fibers, retarding agents, fluidizing agents, deformation agents for adjusting the volume of mortar, and water-repellent agents. The special performance that additives give dry-mixed mortar is the key to distinguish it from.. read more →

The redispersible powder is a special water-based emulsion made by spray drying and a polymer binder prepared mainly based on the vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer. After partial evaporation of water, polymer particles form a layer of polymer film by agglomeration and play the role of adhesive. When redispersible polymer powder is used together with inorganic cementitious.. read more →

After dry-mixed mortar added with redispersible polymer powder is mixed with water, the modification of redispersible polymer powder on cement mortar is accomplished by redispersion of powder, hydration of cement and film formation of polymer. The film forming process of redispersible latex powder in mortar can be divided into three stages.   In Stage One,.. read more →

The role of masonry mortar is to make block materials bonded into a whole. Generally the strength of block material is higher than that of mortar. The block materials in the mortar of low strength are usually in the state of flexural and shear stress. For the structural failure of masonry, the block material is.. read more →

The consistency of wet-mixed masonry mortar is mainly determined by such factors as the type of block material, climatic conditions for construction, distance and conditions of transport, of which the type of block material is the main factor, related to the property and size of block material. If the block material is great in density.. read more →

The amount of water used for masonry mortar is 260-300 kg/m³, and the amount of cement used for traditional masonry mortar is 180-300kg/ m³. The main role of controlling the water retention rate is to ensure that too much moisture of mortar will not be absorbed by block materials before setting and hardening, and that.. read more →

Aerated concrete is the porous structure, with many air vents inside. Pores of good quality are closed circular ones; while those of poor quality are continuous through pores. The porosity of aerated concrete is generally 65%-75%, with the maximum up to 80%.   When the traditional laying method is used in construction, sintered solid clay.. read more →

The raw materials of masonry mortar mainly are cementitious materials, aggregates, admixtures and additives.   Cementitious Materials Cement is the main cementitious material of masonry mortar. Currently the most commonly used are ordinary Portland cement, slag cement and etc., but slag cement is easy for bleeding, it should be kept in mind during use. Since.. read more →

The density of building mortar refers to the mass density of a certain proportion of uniformly mixed and stirred cementitious materials, sand and water. As for the component materials of mortar, their respective density is as follows: the apparent density of lime putty (1350kg/m³) > the bulk density of cement (1280kg/m³) > density of water.. read more →

The selection principle of ready-mixed mortar is that the use of wet-mixed or dry-mixed masonry mortar is determined by the situation of project and surrounding suppliers of ready-mixed mortar. If wet-mixed masonry mortar is selected for use, then the consistency and water retention of wet-mixed mortar should be determined by the types of block materials;.. read more →