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CATEXOL™ 1000 SP-MN Superplasticizer for Concrete

Product Description

CATEXOL 1000 SP-MN is an exceedingly efficient superplasticizer which reduces water requirements in concrete up to 30%. CATEXOL 1000 SP-MN produces highly fluid concrete for easier and faster placement. Higher strength concrete is achieved with substantially lower water/cement ratios and maintaining workability. CATEXOL 1000 SP-MN attains the necessary workability in the most difficult placement problems without the use of excess water. CATEXOL 1000 SP-MN is a synthetically manufactured combination of melamine formaldehyde condensate, and other proprietary ingredients. The combined characteristics of the melamine and napthalene condensates provide beneficial concrete performance in a single superplasticizer. CATEXOL 1000 SP-MN is especially designed for horizontal work with improved finishing characteristics.


CATEXOL 1000 SP-MN contains no calcium chlorides. CATEXOL 1000 SP-MN can be used in all types of concrete including plain, reinforced, extruded, precast and prestressed concretes. CATEXOL 1000 SP-MN is especially effective in concrete containing such pozzolanic materials as fly ash, silica fume and slag.


• Comparable strength development to low slump concrete.

• Dramatically improved finishing characteristics for flatwork.

• Increased workability. • Easier and faster pumping of concrete with pump pressures reduced as much as 50%.

• Increased volume stability. • Reduced segregation even at high slumps. • Type I cement early strength development is comparable to Type III.

• Greater impermeability. • Improved appearance of architectural concrete.

• Improved resistance to sulfate attack. • Increased strengths at all ages.


The recommended dosage range for CATEXOL 1000 SP-MN is 10.0 to 40.0 ounces per 100 lbs. (650 to 2,600 ml/100kg) of cementitious material. Dosage rates vary depending upon the amount of plasticity and/or water reduction desired. Various concrete materials, slump, ambient air temperature, additions of pozzolanic materials, mixing time, and type and brand of cement will affect dosage rates. It is suggested that trial mixes be conducted in order to determine the required dosage for optimum performance with your concrete components.

Directions For Use

CATEXOL 1000 SP-MN can be dispensed into any of the concrete materials except cement, slag or fly ash. For optimum results, introduce CATEXOL 1000 SP-MN toward the end of the mixing process. CATEXOL 1000 SP-MN maintains its superplasticized consistency for up to 90 minutes depending on the environmental conditions. Ambient temperature, transport distance, and jobsite delays may dictate jobsite addition of CATEXOL 1000 SP-MN. The addition of this product at the job site requires thorough mixing at high speed and while increasing the slump, it will most likely also increase the total air content of the concrete. Completing the mixing process with two minutes of mixing at slow speed will minimize the on-site air entrainment. Combining CATEXOL 1000 SP-MN with any other admixture containing Polycarboxylates such as ALLEGRO 122, the DURAFLUX Series, the SUPERFLUX Series, CATEXOL 3000 GP and/or CATEXOL HYDROSENSE, may result in a rapid slump loss. Mixing and transporting equipment should be thoroughly washed between subsequent batches of concrete containing admixtures with Polycarboxylates and CATEXOL 1000 SP-MN.

Applicable Standards

CATEXOL 1000 SP-MN meets or exceeds the requirements of ASTM C 494, Types A and F; and AASHTO M 194, Types A and F.


CATEXOL 1000 SP-MN should be kept from freezing. If accidentally frozen, its properties can be restored by thawing and thoroughly re-mixing by mild mechanical agitation.

Health and Safety

Refer to the MSDS for additional health and safety information.


CATEXOL 1000 SP-MN is supplied in either 55-gallon (200L) drums, 265-gallon (1000L) totes or bulk delivery.

Technical Service

A trained Axim representative is available to assist in the preparation of specifications, and the resolution of concrete problems in the field.

CATEXOL 1000 SP-MN is compatible with other Axim non-polycarboxylates admixtures. However, each admixture should be added separately to the mix.

Warranty Axim warrants its products to be free of manufacturing defects and that they will meet Axim’s current published physical properties when applied in accordance with Axim’s directions and tested in accordance with ASTM and Axim standards. Axim makes no warranty or guarantee, express or implied, including warranties of fitness for a particular purpose or merchantability, respecting its products, and Axim shall have no other liability with respect thereto. Any claim regarding product defect must be received in writing within one (1) year from the date of shipment. No claim will be considered without such written notice or after the specified time interval. User shall determine the suitability of the products for the intended use and assume all risks and liability in connection therewith.

United States: 800.899.8795 • Tel: 330.966.0444 • Fax: 330.499.9275 P.O. Box 234 • 8282 Middlebranch Road • Middlebranch, Ohio 44652 • Axim is an Essroc Company

Canada: 800.263.6427 • Tel: 519.622.5940 • Fax: 519.622.5893 141 Shearson Crescent • Cambridge, Ontario NIT 1J3 Printed in the U.S.A. on 05/10



PRODUCT NAME (as used on Label) CATEXOL™ 1000 SP-MN Product Use: Plasticizer for Concrete. Manufacturer's Name & Address: AXIM P.O. Box 234 8282 Middlebranch Road Middlebranch, Ohio 44652

Emergency Telephone Number: Telephone Number for Information:

(800) 424-9300 (CHEMTREC) (330) 966-0444 Ext. 2046

Date Prepared: March 2009

MSDS Prepared By: Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc. MSDS Number:


Cancels MSDS #:

2000017-1 (Rev. May 2006)

Date of Last Rev.:

May 2006


CAS No. 102-71-6 50-00-0

Amount by Wt. 1-5% 0.1%

SECTION 3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION This product is a brown liquid with a slight odor. EMERGENCY OVERVIEW WARNING! May cause eye and skin irritation. May cause skin or respiratory sensitization (allergic reaction). Repeated exposure may cause liver and kidney damage. Cancer Hazard. Contain formaldehyde, which may cause cancer. The risk of cancer is dependent on the level and duration of exposure. See Section 11 for detailed information. SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES Eye: Immediately flush eyes with large quantities of water, holding the eyelids apart. Get medical attention if irritation persists. Skin: Remove contaminated clothing. Immediately wash skin thoroughly with water. If irritation develops or persists, get medical attention. Launder clothing before re-use. Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so my medical personnel. If conscious, rinse mouth with water and give one glass of water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious or convulsing person. Get immediate medical attention. Inhalation: Immediately remove to fresh air. Get medical attention if symptoms persist.

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SECTION 5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES Extinguishing Media: This product is not combustible but residue will burn after the water has evaporated. Use any media that is appropriate for the surrounding fire. Special Fire Fighting Procedure: Firefighters should wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing for all fires involving chemicals. Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: None known. Hazardous Combustion Products: Burning of residue may release oxides of carbon, nitrogen and sulfur and ammonia. SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES Wear appropriate protective clothing as described in Section 8. Contain and collect liquid with an inert absorbent and place into container. Wash spill area with water and collect water for proper disposal. Report releases as required by local, state and federal authorities. SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE Handling: Avoid contact with the eyes, skin and clothing. Avoid breathing vapors or mists. Use only in well ventilated areas. Wear appropriate protective clothing and equipment. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after handling. Keep containers closed when not in use. In the United States assure compliance with the OSHA Formaldehyde Standard 29CFR1910.1048. Do not reuse un-approved containers. Empty containers retain product residues can be hazardous. Follow all MSDS precautions when handling empty containers. Storage: Store in a cool, well ventilated area away from incompatible materials. SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION Exposure Guidelines: Triethanolamine Formaldehyde

5 mg/m3 TWA ACGIH TLV 0.75 ppm TWA OSHA PEL 2 ppm Ceiling OSHA PEL 0.3 ppm Ceiling ACGIH TLV

Engineering Controls: Use with adequate general or local exhaust ventilation to maintain concentrations below the occupational exposure limits. Respiratory Protection: If exposure levels are exceeded, a NIOSH approved formaldehyde/ particulate respirator should be worn. For higher exposures, a supplied air respirator may be required. Selection and use of respiratory equipment must be in accordance with OSHA 1910.134, 1910.1048, CSA Standard Z94.4-02 and good industrial hygiene practice. Skin Protection: Wear impervious gloves such as butyl rubber to avoid contact. Eye Protection: Chemical safety goggles are recommended. Other: Wear impervious clothing as needed to avoid contact.

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SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES Appearance and Odor: Brown liquid with a slight odor. Physical State: Liquid Vapor Density: Not determined Solubility In Water: 100% Specific Gravity: 1.190 +/- 0.019 @ 25°C Melting Point: Not applicable Flash Point: None

Boiling Point: Not determined Vapor Pressure: Not determined Evaporation Rate: Same as water pH: 10 +/- 1.0 Octanol/Water Coefficient: Not determined Flammable Limits: LEL: Not applicable UEL: Not applicable

SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY Stability: Stable Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid): Avoid contact with oxidizing agents, strong bases, strong acids. Hazardous Decomposition Products: Burning of residue may release oxides of carbon, sulfur and ammonia. Hazardous Polymerization: Will Not Occur SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION HEALTH HAZARDS: Ingestion: Ingestion may cause irritation of the mouth, throat and gastrointestinal tract, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Not expected to be acutely toxic if swallowed. Inhalation: Inhalation of vapors or mists may cause nose, throat and upper respiratory irritation. Eye: Contact may cause irritation with redness and tearing. Skin: Brief contact is not expected to cause irritation. May cause irritation with redness, swelling, itching and burning on prolonged contact. Sensitization: This product may cause respiratory and/or skin sensitization. Chronic: Repeated exposure may result in skin sensitization and/or respiratory sensitization with asthmatic symptoms. Prolonged exposure to triethanolamine may cause liver and kidney damage. Carcinogenicity: Formaldehyde is listed by IARC as a known human carcinogen, by NTP as reasonably anticipated to be a carcinogen, by ACGIH as a suspected human carcinogen and is regulated by OSHA as a carcinogen. Mutagenicity: Formaldehyde has tested positive in various mutagenic assays. Medical Conditions Aggravated by Exposure: Employees with pre-existing skin and respiratory conditions may be at increased risk from exposure. Acute Toxicity Values: Triethanolamine: Oral Rat LD50 >5,000 mg/kg; Skin Rabbit LD50 >2,000 mg/kg Formaldehyde: Oral Rat LD50 100 mg/kg; Skin Rabbit LD50 270 mg/kg SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION Formaldehyde: LC50 fathead minnow 28.1 mg/L; LC50 rainbow trout198 mg/L. Triethanolamine: LC50 daphnia 947 mg/L/48 hr; LC50 fathead minnow 5600 mg/L/96 hr. SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS Waste Disposal Method: Dispose according to local, state, and federal regulations.

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SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION This product is not regulated for transportation by US DOT or Canadian TGD in non-bulk packaging. Contains with greater than 100,000 lbs: RQ, Environmentally Hazardous Substance, liquid, n.o.s. (contains formaldehyde), 9, UN3082, PG III Surface Freight Classification: Concrete or Masonry Plasticizer and Water Reducing Compound SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION CERCLA: This product has a RQ of 100,000 lbs based on 0.1% maximum formaldehyde with an RQ of 100 lbs. Many states have more stringent release reporting requirements. Report spills required under federal, state and local regulations. SARA Hazard Category (311/312): Acute health, Chronic health SARA 313: This product contains the following chemicals subject to Annual Release Reporting Requirements Under SARA Title III, Section 313 (40 CFR 372): Formaldehyde



EPA TSCA Inventory: All of the ingredients in this product are listed on, or exempt from, the EPA TSCA Inventory. CANADA: This product has been classified under the CPR and this MSDS discloses information elements required by the CPR. Canadian WHMIS Classification: Class D - Division 2 - Subdivision A - (A very toxic material causing other chronic effects) Canadian CEPA: All of the ingredients in this product are listed on, or exempt from, the Canadian DSL. SECTION 16. OTHER INFORMATION NFPA Rating: Health = 2 HMIS Rating: Health = 2*

Fire = 0 Fire = 0

Instability = 0 Reactivity = 0

4 = Severe Hazard 3 = Serious Hazard 2 = Moderate Hazard 1 = Slight Hazard 0 = Minimal Hazard *Chronic Health Hazard REVISION SUMMARY: Date Prepared: January, 2003 Revised: April, 2004 Revised: October 2004 Revised : March 2009 MSDS Prepared By: Address:

Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc. 6 Lunar Drive, Woodbridge, CT 06525


Denese A. Deeds, CIH

MSDS Preparer Phone No.:

Senior Consultant 203-929-3473

fax 203-929-5823

The data included herein are presented in accordance with various environment, health and safety regulations. It is the responsibility of a recipient of this data to remain currently informed on chemical hazard information, to design and update its own program and to comply with all national, state and local laws and regulation applicable to safety, occupational health, right to know and environmental protection.

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