New solutions for concrete placement and waterproofing help India’s construction industry improve speed and performanc​e

  • MasterPolyheedTM series enables fast and effective everyday concrete placement
  • MasterSeal® and MasterTileTM waterproofing solutions for wet areas and bathroom

The Indian construction industry can now enjoy faster placement of everyday concrete structures, and more reliable waterproofing systems, with the launch of a range of products from Master Builder Solutions.

Overall construction pace is accelerating in India. New construction methods including modular formwork construction for concreting, dry wall for partitions and prefabricated bathroom pods are gaining traction, but also create challenges in maintaining quality while meeting the demand for rapid construction. Master Builders Solutions from BASF bridges this gap between the faster progress and quality construction whilst making it easy for the placement or application on-site. Not only do they help keeping the pace and quality at the highest levels but also helps to control overall cost.



MasterSeal® and MasterTileTM waterproofing solutions for wet areas and bathrooms​


​Rapid, high-quality concrete installation

Equipped with BASF’s formulation excellence, MasterPolyheedTM 8900, a new innovative admixture, improves concrete rheology (i.e. “feel” of the fresh concrete), meaning less effort is needed in concrete placement. It helps the ready-mix, site-mix and precast manufacturers to produce and place higher quality concrete more effectively and efficiently. Using MasterPolyheedTM 8900 in everyday concreting not only ensures concrete performance but also alleviates the challenges in raw material inconsistencies as it works efficiently for M20 – M40 grades of concrete.


New solutions to overcome waterproofing challenges

To optimize waterproofing performance in wet areas’ construction, BASF is introducing a holistic system from its Master Builders Solutions range consisting of MasterSeal® waterproofing and MasterTileTM tiling systems. These new solutions cater to the challenging conditions during and post-construction of wet areas and provide watertight lining for wet areas such as bathrooms and shower areas.

“We are excited to bring these new solutions to the ever growing construction industry in India,” said Nilotpol Kar, Business Director of BASF Construction Chemicals in India. “With the new portfolio, we are able to meet the individual construction chemical challenges of our customers and support the emerging industry demand for fast, easy and sustainable construction.”


BASF’s Master Builders Solutions

Under the Master Builders SolutionsTM 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​


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