Category: Cement-based

Ultra-high performance concrete

Typical Use:

Designed and developed for structural or architectural applications, provides architects and designers with the freedom to create complex textures, surfaces and shapes for a wide range of applications

Apparent use of Nanotechnology: Silica Fume
Reason for Inclusion:

1. "Nanoparticle use in cementageous and concrete materials does concentrate on TiO2 and silica fume. Both additives though, are used in small quantities or in a two-layer system and only when specifically required for performance reasons because of the costs involved. Examples of products on a basis of silica fume that are currently at the market are i.e. Chronolia™, Agilia™ and Ductal™ by Lafarge and EMACO®Nanocrete by BASF." (Note: product transferred to Holcim as of 8/30/23. Original article no longer available.)

Company: Holcim
Trade: Concrete/Cement Masons
Safety Data Sheet (SDS):

unable to locate SDS online

Related Information:

1. Broekhuizen. F, Broekhuizen. P (November 2009), Nano-products in the European Construction Industry, European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (article no longer available as of 8/30/23)