RAW MATERIALS RANGE GUIDE
Applications for Facades, Flooring, Tiles, Concrete Repair & Reinforcement, Industrial Grouts.
Bisley’s involvement with the Dry-mix industry extends over twenty years. We have concentrated on developing a suite of products tailored for established and emerging dry-mix applications. Bisley continues to seek out innovation in this sector and our comprehensive dry-mix raw materials range now covers binders, accelerators, retarders, functional fillers, fibers, viscosity modifying additives and more.
Bisley is proud to serve manufacturers of self- levelling floors, ceramic tile adhesives, industrial grouts, repair and patching mortars, decorative concrete, GFRC and floor polishing / densification / sealing sectors.
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Cement Binders, Specialty Cements & Supplementary Cementitious Materials
ACAs can improve early compressive, flexural and adhesive strengths, as well as durability of the cement matrix. When added to Portland cement, ACA is used to accelerate setting time. Bisley ACA range is available with and without retarders to allow for flexibility of setting times.
CACs impart rapid hardening, high early strength, biogenic corrosion resistance and refractory properties as a standalone or part of binary or ternary systems. Bisley offers a full range of CACs (40-80% Al2O3) for use in self-levelling, high strength grouts, ductile iron pipe lining, sewer rehabilitation mortars and refractory mortars.
Through positive expansion, the Durafast™ CSA range reduces volume shrinkage in both the plastic and hardened phases of cement hydration. Durafast™ CSA is suitable for use in non-shrink grouts, self-levelling floor screeds and prefabricated concrete. There are 3 Durafast™ options available depending on your application: Binder, Drywhite and Super Fast.
Citric acid is available as granulated crystals, monohydrate and as a 50% solution. Citric acid is an extremely effective retarder in cement and gypsum systems at very low dosages.
Bisley supply a range of powder phosphonate retarders, including ATMP, which improve flow and workability upon addition of low concentrations. Phosphonate retarders also perform well at high temperatures and increase concrete strength.
Bisley exclusively markets and distributes the Xeolith® range. Xeolith® Lithium Carbonate is available in Ultrafines, Superfines and Technical Grades, with extremely narrow particle size distribution curves, allowing for faster solubility and dispersion in alumina cement systems, reducing the occurrence of cratering and spotting.
Xeolith® Lithium Carbonate Technical Grade TDS Xeolith® Lithium Carbonate Super Fine TDS Xeolith® Lithium Carbonate Ultra Fine TDS Xeolith® Lithium Carbonate Technical Grade SDS Xeolith® Lithium Carbonate Super Fine SDS Xeolith® Lithium Carbonate Ultra Fine SDS
Xeolith® Lithium Hydroxide is an effective accelerator in alumina cement systems and can be used to mitigate Alkali-Silica Reaction in Concrete Pavements and Structures. Bisley supplies a variety of grades
Xeolith Lithium Hydroxide Monohydrate TDS Xeolith Lithium Hydroxide Monohydrate Technical Grade TDSXeolith Lithium Hydroxide Monohydrate Low Dusting Grade TDS Xeolith Lithium Hydroxide Monohydrate SDS
Xeolith® Lithium Sulfate is a highly soluble accelerator in alumina cement systems. Available in anhydrous and monohydrate forms.
Other Dry-mix Additives
Bisley Stab 100 is free-flowing powder that is composed of a cellulose ether with a base defoamer to prevent air entry during mixing. It is used as a liquefying and stabilization additive for self levelling compounds, flow screeds, mortars and underwater concrete. It provides a more homogeneous mixture, very good flowability, good water retention and prevents water settling. Reduces skin formation and segregation.
Bisley carries a range of powder defoamers including silicone, organic and fatty acid. These are specifically optimized for cementitious and gypsum systems.
Polyether Defoamers are non-toxic, silicone-free, non-ionic and only a low dosage is required and have good compatibility with other additives. Bisley supplies Powder Defoamer P1850 which can be added to cement and gypsum systems to inhibit foam formation and destroy existing foam. It is readily mixed into powder mixes. Bisley can supply a variety of defoamers upon request.
Manganese Umber is a natural brown or reddish-brown pigment composed of manganese oxide and iron oxide. Manganese Umber is used as a pigment in the production of ceramics and glass. Bisley supplies Manganese Umber with a fine particle size and excellent color.
Titanium dioxide is used as a white pigment or an opacifier in a variety of products including dry mixes, plastics, paints and coatings. The addition of titanium dioxide results in excellent durability, UV resistance, whiteness, tint strength and gloss. Bisley offers titanium dioxide of a very high purity and quality.
Thixotropic Agents & Viscosity Modifying Additives
Cellulose ethers extend the open time / workability of mortars and glues. With extremely low addition rates, cellulose ethers can modify the flow properties of the cement mortar water retention, making water available to the slurry over time. Bisley supplies a full range of MCs, HECs and HPMCs.
Modified starches are effective thixotropic agents which impart anti-sag properties, improving cohesion of the gypsum matrix. Modified starches are suitable for use in renders, tile adhesives and gypsum putties. Bisley supply tapioca and maize derived starches, others are available upon enquiry.
RDPs can improve adhesion, abrasion resistance, flexural strength, workability, fluid-loss and gas migration properties of the mix. They are easily dispersed in water and form stable emulsions. Bisley supplies a variety of FAR Polymers Neolith redispersible polymers, some of the chemistries available include vinyl-versatate copolymers (P5000, P4400T and P3800) and acrylic copolymers (PK).
E-Glass chopped strand fiber is composed of a calcium aluminoborosilicate glass and is widely used as an additive to reinforce composite materials such as gypsum and fiber glass composites. Its high temperature stability makes it useful in fire resistance materials. Bisley supplies 6mm and 12 mm fine chopped E-glass fiber, other fiber sizes may be available upon request.E-Glass TDS
Fumed Silica, also known as pyrogenic silica, is a high purity, white colloidal powder. It has a dual function of improving early strength and also reducing caking in bagged cement products. Bisley has a range of both hydrophobic and hydrophilic grades, some are displayed below, for information on more grades please contact us.
Extremaspheres™ are expanded foam glass spheres ideally suited for light color and light weight renders, mortars and concrete. Extremaspheres™ are a lightweight aggregate made from recycled glass, chemically resistant, low in density, resistant to pressure and act as a thermal insulation, acoustic absorption. Highly suited for use in insulation, fireproof renders and cement board.
Microspheres, also known as cenospheres, are thin-walled hollow ceramic spheres that can be used to modify rheology, reduce weight and shrinkage and improve thermal insulation. With high crush strength, suitable for all lightweight mortar and render applications. Bisley supplies its own range named Biscil and others are available on request.
Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) Acrylic LCM Fibers effectively increase mechanical properties of concrete such as tensile strength, flexural modulus and stabilization. All while having minimal to no effect on the flow properties of the cement slurry.
Polypropylene Fibers effectively increase mechanical properties of concrete such as tensile strength, flexural modulus and stabilization. All while having minimal to no effect on the flow properties of the cement slurry. PP fibers have a significant effect on reducing the porosity and the permeability of the base cement. Bisley supplies a wide range of PP fibers for a variety of applications.
Calcium Sulfate / Plaster
Calcium Sulfate Hemihydrate (Alpha) also known as plaster of Paris is used to produce high strength plasters. Its fine particle size and quick setting ability mean it is ideal for use in creating smooth surfaces and ornamental designs on ceilings, walls and floors.
Water Reducers / Superplasticizers
With excellent dispersing and wetting properties, naphthalene sulfonates have been a workhorse of the building chemistry industry. Bisley exclusively market the BISPLAS range of naphthalene sulfonates, available as both a calcium and sodium salt, with a variety of sulfate grades available. Formaldehyde free grades are also available.