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[VIDEO] Topic Tuesday: Lime mortar can better compete with concrete, with new rheology additives available

Posted by Mats Hjørnevik 20. November 2018

lime_mortar_with_exilva_blogLime, consisting of air lime and hydraulic lime, is one of the most important historical construction materials. Due to new plasticizer technologies available, we are now seeing a new golden era approaching for this material? Don't miss out on this Topic Tuesday subject that can give you insights into improving lime mortar formulations which can outcompete concrete materials by enhancing workability and appearance.

Harrison Chr. Gallantree-Smith is a Research Scientist at Borregaard and the cellulose fibrils unit. Today he will introduce you to what lime mortars are, together with its history of challenges and possibilities, especially the possibilities together with new technologies. 



Bonus video: mixing of lime mortars with different viscosity modifiers

Eager to learn more? Check out this video from the lab where we you can follow Harrison's mixing of lime mortars with different viscosity modifiers. The result might surprise you.



Topics: rheology, Topic Tuesday, viscosity

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By: Mats Hjørnevik

Mats Hjørnevik has eight years’ experience working on microfibrillated cellulose. As the marketing manager of the Exilva products from Borregaard, he works closely on introducing the concept of microfibrillated cellulose to the market. Mats has a M.Sc. in international marketing and experience from international locations.