Film-Type Retarder for Concrete Joints
the need for sandblasting with Retamate–the easiest and
most flexible way to treat concrete surface joints!
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is a film-type retarder for concrete made of PET film and coated with a
polyester-based material. When Retamate contacts an unhardened concrete
surface, it inhibits its hardening, allowing it to be washed off with
pressurized water. The result is a surface with exposed aggregate that
is perfect for concrete joints.
- Easy to
Use – Retamate
is not water-soluble, unlike conventional spray retarders. This makes
it much easier to apply to vertical, slanting, and bottom surfaces.
provides a uniform retarding effect and depth of etch. This eliminates
the struggle and guesswork of achieving uniform results with
Control – Because
it is a film, Retamate allows the contractor greater control of the
retarding surface. Its retarding effects do not bleed beyond the
Freedom – Most
conventional retarders must be removed within 12 to 24 hours. Retamate
can remain in place for up to two weeks after the pour. This allows
greater freedom in
construction scheduling for the contractor.
spray retarders, Retamate will not wash away in the
rain before the pour, eliminating the need to reapply on jobsites that
experience inclement weather.