MasterCem AE 5101 - Cement additive engineered for air entraining and plasticizing of masonry cement
How does it work?
MasterCem AE 5101 is a liquid, ready-to-use
additive for masonry cement or other cements
requiring air entraining.
Cements produced with MasterCem AE 5101, once
mixed with water, show an air entrainment in the
range or 10-20%. The air bubbles are properly sized
and well dispersed in the paste, acting as tiny,
flexible ball bearings. As a consequence, the fresh
paste is better workable, easier to place, and with
better cohesion, allowing great savings in
application time. This is particularly valuable in
vertical walls jobs. MasterCem AE 5101 also
increases the water retention of the fresh paste that
hardens in a more controlled way without breaks
and cracks leading to greater resistance to freeze
In addition to acting as an air entrainer, MasterCem
AE 5101 works as a grinding aid and pack-set
inhibitor, with positive impact on grinding efficiency,
cement conveyance and storage.
What is it used for?
MasterCem AE 5101 is developed for application in
the cement grinding process in:
- Ball mills (closed and open circuit)
- Vertical mills
- Other cement grinding systems
What are the benefits?
MasterCem AE 5101 offers the following benefits to
cement production and application:
- Enhanced mortar paste workability due to
the air entraining effect. Faster mixing and
application, with fewer efforts for workers and
better cohesion to walls. Reduced bleeding and
- Improved plaster quality (less cracks) and
durability, due to better water retention and
more regular hardening.
- Cost reduction and optimized cement
operations, due to lower unit grinding energy
(kWh/t), faster conveyance and optimized