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Construction Chemicals

Intelligent solutions for the construction industry

BASF Construction Chemicals supplies concrete admixtures for readymix concrete producers across Sub-Saharan Africa, all backed by technologically superior service and on-site support. The group is a market leader in developing solutions for underground construction and building systems, and supplies decorative and specialized flooring solutions for warehouses, sports venues and car parks as well as medical and fast-moving consumer goods environments. It is also active in metro projects such as the Gautrain.

Flooring systems include the polyurethane coating system, polyurethane flooring system, epoxy flooring system and epoxy screeds. Flooring can be adapted and customized for high-density shopping areas, medical facilities, etc. There is a high range on offer to the customer, designed and tailor-fitted to suit the customer’s request.

In mining, BASF supplies special shotcreting admixtures to cover the rock and give structural stability, thereby preventing rock fall. BASF perfected liquid chemicals (WetCrete); in an area where safety is paramount, BASF has the right products to provide the necessary underground support.

The company’s Dry-Shake range of products is a powdered material dusted onto the top surface of concrete and power-floated into the concrete. This is used to harden the surface and provide colour aesthetics; the colour is customized for the client. It is also light-reflecting; therefore less energy is used to achieve the same degree of light.

BASF Construction Chemicals’ manufacturing operations in Westonaria have ISO 9001:2000 re-accreditations, reflecting the global quality standards applied to both products and services.

The advanced technology, relationships with customers, and uncompromising quality are the reasons for the company’s success.

Master Builders Solutions® from BASF

Under the Master Builders Solutions® brand, BASF bundles its advanced chemical solutions for new construction, maintenance, repair and renovation of structures. Master Builders Solutions is built on the experience gained from more than 100 years in the construction industry. The comprehensive portfolio under the brand encompasses concrete admixtures, cement additives, chemical solutions for underground construction, waterproofing solutions, sealants, repair & protection solutions, performance grouts, and performance flooring solutions.

Master Builders Solutions® is backed by a global community of BASF construction experts. To solve our customers’ specific construction challenges, we combine the suitable elements of our portfolio, 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. Read more.