​​​​​BASF launches new MasterPolyheed® 1500/1505 for high performance concrete

  • Air entraining water reducing agent reduces concrete bleeding by as much as 50% 
  • Improves workability and pumpability of concrete with poor quality aggregates 
  • Launches on June 1

BASF launches new MasterPolyheed® 1500/1505 for high performance concrete.

Tokyo, Japan – May 25, 2015 – On June 1, 2015, BASF will launch MasterPolyheed®, a new air entraining water reducing agent that enhances the performance of concrete.

Aggregates remain a necessary building material. The shortage of high quality aggregate resources has become a serious issue for the construction industry in Japan. Consequently, the industry has to utilize aggregates of poor quality and other new materials that are readily available. To meet these industry challenges, BASF is launching MasterPolyheed 1500/1505, which is an effective solution to improve the quality of aggregates for concrete. 

MasterPolyheed 1500/1505 reduces concrete bleeding by as much as 50% when compared to conventional technology. Formulated with BASF’s unique technology, MasterPolyheed 1500/1505 makes it possible to produce high quality durable concrete even when mixing with different raw materials combinations.

Takahiro Ikeda, Director, Construction Chemicals, BASF Japan Ltd, said, “Aggregates have a major effect on the quality of concrete.  MasterPolyheed 1500/1505 is an ideal solution to improve the quality of the concrete by controlling bleeding. By offering new solutions, I hope to help our customers to meet the challenges they face in the construction industry in Japan.”​


BASF’s Master Builders Solutions

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, form release agents, 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.


About BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of over €74 billion in 2014 and around 113,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com​.