BASF's Construction Chemicals business has introduced an innovative admixture solution, sureTEC to meet India's increasing demand for improved efficiency of the overall construction process and durability of finished concrete structures.

sureTEC, which stands for Super Retention Technology, enables concrete producers to gain control over workability between the batching plant and the placement site for two hours or more, even in hot weather – far beyond previously known levels. The lengthy workability time helps reduce problems caused by external factors such as traffic conditions and site access, which can make it difficult to estimate the time window between batching and placement of the concrete. Developed with a focus on sustainable construction, sureTEC, represents a major milestone in admixture innovation.

"The most important mega-trend of the past few years is the demand for sustainable construction: faster processes, higher durability, less energy use, and lower resource consumption in both the construction process and ongoing maintenance. As the leader in the Indian construction chemical industry and a responsible global supplier, BASF has consistently offered world-class quality products and services to help our customers meet these demands and become more successful," said Prasad Chandran, Chairman, BASF Group in India and Head South Asia.

NBM&CW January 2009