Bio-Plasticizers are additives that increase the plasticity of a material.Asia-Pacific to Lead the Bio-Plasticizers Market.Bio-Plasticizers help in reducing water requirement and make concrete strong and workable.
These are generally organic or a combination of organic and inorganic substances that help reduce water content for workability.
The quantity of plasticizers added is about 0.1% to 0.4% by weight of cement.
This amount reduces 5% to 15% of the water requirement and also leads to the increment of workability from about 3 to 8 cm slump.
A plasticizer, in general, entrains less than 2% air.
Thus, with the growing demand for conservation of water resources, the usage of plasticizers is rapidly increasing in flooring and wall covering.