Concrete Admixtures

Concrete Admixtures

Borregaard is the world’s leading supplier of lignin-based products to the Concrete Admixture Industry, offering the highest level of product quality, formulation expertise and technical service.

  Proper rheological control of particle suspensions is critical. The lignin-based products from Borregaard are cost effective water reducers, controlling the rheology of grouts, mortar and concrete. Our products are the most cost effective water reducers on the market today. We offer our customers a wide range of quality products, both for plasticiser and superplasticiser admixture formulations.

Functional Advantages of Our Products in Concrete

Our products' essential function in concrete is as a dispersant. Use of our products will provide the following key benefits:

  • Improved strength and durability of the cured concrete
  • Reduced formulation cost
  • Increased workability of the concrete mix
Control Concrete
Increased Strength
(reduced water)
Lower w/c ratio
Higher strength and durability
Same workability
Cost savings
(reduced water and cement)
Similar strength, durability and workability
Lower shrinkage and heat development
Increased Workability Similar strength and durability
Improved workability

Product Line

We offer both liquid and powder products, in a variety of packaging options to fulfil diverse customer needs for product performance.  Our Standard and Premium product lines were created to meet the varying and demanding needs of the construction industry.

Standard Grade

This range of products offers consistent and reproducible quality, and exceptional performance in low and mid-range formulations.  They are available as either calcium or sodium salts and are sold under various trade names (e.g. Norlig, Borresperse, Borrement, Wafex) depending on the specific global market region. 

Premium Grade

The Ultrazine range is Borregaard’s superior product line for mid-range water reducers and formulation of cost-effective superplasticisers.

Track Record

Lignin-based products from Borregaard have been used by our customers in a large number of important building projects worldwide including:

  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina
    Alexandria, Egypt
  • Petrona Towers
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Öresund Bridge

Other projects include:

  • Burj Al Arab Hotel (Dubai, UAE)
  • Hong Kong Airport
  • Taiwan High Speed Rail