ADVA® high-range water reducers

High-range water reducers used to consistently produce high strength concrete

ADVA® is a family of high-range water reducers used in the production of ready mix, precast and prestressed concrete. In addition to providing excellent water reduction, ADVA® products generate higher compressive strengths, better slump retention, improved rheology, enhanced air control, superior finishability and robustness across a wide range of materials, including both flowable and self-consolidating concrete.


ADVA® Product Documents

Product Name Product Data Sheet
ADVA® 181
Product Data Sheet
ADVA® 181M
Product Data Sheet
Products & Accessories


  • Product Name
  • Description
  • Key Benefits
  • Applications Type
ADVA® 181

ADVA® 181 is a high range, retarding, water-reducing, superplasticising admixture based on the latest comb polymer technology.

Key Benefits
  • Specially formulated for high strength concrete
  • Provides a superior combination of long slump life w
  • Highly efficient
Application Type
  • Produces concrete with very high strength while maintaining excellent workability characteristics for high slump, pumpable concrete.
ADVA® 181M

ADVA® 181M is a high performance, new generation mid-range water reducer based on comb polymer technology.

Key Benefits
  • Less susceptible to segregation and bleeding
  • Highly efficient, producing desired slump concrete
  • Quick and easy application
Application Type
  • Produces concrete with very high strength while maintaining excellent workability characteristics for high slump, pumpable concrete.

ADVA® products do it all

Whether it’s keeping the water/cement ratio to a minimum while achieving high strength and durability or producing extremely workable high slump, there's not a lot that ADVA® products can't do.

ADVA® 405 when used in Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC) provides excellent blemish-free form finishes. ADVA® 198 provides excellent slump retention and near neutral set properties. From design to production to construction, there's no aspect of the concrete creation process that ADVA® can't help with.

What are the benefits of Self-Consolidating Concrete?

Self-Consolidating Concrete is a highly flowable, non-segregating concrete that spreads into place, fills formwork, self-compacts and encapsulates even the most congested reinforcement, all without any mechanical vibration.

SCC produced with ADVA® products provides unique advantages over conventional flowing concrete:

  • Lower SCC viscosity

  • Self placement

  • No segregation

  • No blocking

Workability, durability, high strength result in superior concrete

ADVA® products  are high efficiency polycarboxylate-based superplasticisers especially formulated to extend slump-flow life while imparting extreme workability without segregation to concrete, to achieve high early compressive strength.

These ADVA® products can:

  • Produce SCC concrete with extremely high levels of workability without segregation.

  • Provide superior water tolerance to the concrete making it less susceptible to normal manufacturing moisture fluctuations.

  • Extend slump life to enable batch plant adjustments and predictable job site plastic properties.

  • Provide superior concrete surface finish characteristics with reduced bugholing.

Perfect your mix with GCP Technical Services

There is a wide variety of admixtures in the ADVA® product family to achieve nearly any desired result for ready mix, precast and prestressed concrete. We work closely with all of our clients to ensure that they can get the results they want. Our global support team offers 24/7 assistance and consultation for concrete producers.