BASF launches antimicrobial admixture for concrete protection – MasterLife AMA 100
CLEVELAND, OH, September 26, 2016 – BASF’s Admixture Systems introduces MasterLife AMA 100, an integral admixture for enhanced protection of concrete structures against damage. MasterLife AMA 100 protects concrete structures from biodeterioration by destroying bacteria and micro-organisms that cause microbial-induced corrosion upon contact through an electrophysical mechanism.
Concrete is widely recognized as a durable construction material. However, under certain aggressive conditions, its durability can be compromised. For example, exposure to sewage or wastewater and subsequent activity can cause premature deterioration in concrete pipes, manholes and other structures that carry sewage or wastewater, resulting in increased maintenance and life-cycle costs. In addition, aesthetic appearance of concrete structures can be compromised.
“Expanding the service life of concrete structures is among BASF’s priorities for providing sustainable solutions for the construction industry,” said Kenneth Kruse, Industry Manager, BASF Admixture Systems. “MasterLife AMA 100 admixture is one of the technologies that can extend the lifespan of sewage or wastewater concrete structures by disrupting the process that leads to microbial-induced corrosion.”
BASF’s MasterLife AMA 100 is mixed in during the batching process, and becomes an integral part of the concrete for the life of the structure. It provides effective and long lasting protection, even if the concrete surface gets abraded. Repeated contact of bacteria with concrete treated with MasterLife AMA 100 admixture will not diminish the effectiveness of the antimicrobial product.
To learn more about MasterLife AMA 100 admixture and other BASF concrete admixture solutions, visit us at www.master-builders-solutions.basf.us
About the Construction Chemicals division
BASF’s Construction Chemicals division offers advanced chemicals solutions for new construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of structures: Our comprehensive portfolio encompasses concrete admixtures, cement additives, chemical solutions for underground construction, waterproofing systems, sealants, concrete repair & protection systems, performance grouts, performance flooring systems, tile fixing systems, expansion control systems and wood protection solutions.
The Construction Chemicals division’s about 5,500 employees form a global community of construction experts. To solve our customers’ specific construction challenges from conception through to completion of a project, we combine our know-how across areas of expertise and regions and draw on the experience gained in countless construction projects worldwide. We leverage global BASF technologies, as well as our in-depth knowledge of local building needs, to develop innovations that help make our customers more successful and drive sustainable construction.
The division operates production sites and sales centers in more than 50 countries and achieved sales of about €2.3 billion in 2015.
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,500 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.4 billion in 2015. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.us.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information at www.basf.com.