Acti-Plex

Acti-Plex® Plaster & Stucco Additive

Acti-Plex®  additive can:

  • Reduce Check Cracking and Shrinkage
  • Reduce Mottling, Scaling, and Efflorescence
  • Reduce Sagging and Rollout
  • Improve Pumping, Spraying and Workability
  • Improve Exposure and Acid Wash

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Acti-Plex® multi-functional additive overcomes the many challenges of making quality plasters. By adding Acti-Plex®, plaster becomes easier to apply, resulting in a better finish every time.
Acti-Plex® provides a benefit to virtually every step of the plastering job, from start to finish with greater satisfaction by pool owners and applicators, and a reduction in costly call backs for contractors.

它是如何工作的

它是如何工作的

Acti-Plex® multi-functional mineral additive is comprised of electrically charged micro-particles that form a unique lattice structure that suspends and more evenly disperses other particles. A more uniform plaster mix is created with a smaller, more uniform pore structure and a denser matrix with improved paste/aggregate bonding.  This directly benefits the plasterers and pool builders with a higher quality plaster with having less shrinkage, check cracking, water permeability and efflorescence, and increased pebble retention and compressive strength.   Acti-Plex® additive is inert and has virtually no chemical reaction so there is no effect on cure or water demand.

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How To Use It

How To Use It

  • Dosage is simple: 1 lb per 1,000 lb batch or 0.1% (total dry weight basis)
    • 1 lb = One 4-cup kitchen measuring cup
    • 1 lb = One BLUE D.E. cup
    • 1 lb = ½ ORANGE D.E. cup
  • A minimum amount of Acti-Plex admixture is needed (0.1%) to fully develop the lattice structure and achieve the many benefits described.
  • A slight over-dosing, up to 0.2%, is not harmful to the plaster.
  • Add directly to the plaster batch immediately after the first two bags of cement
  • Do not adjust water content.
  • Requires good mixing to disperse across the cement, sand and aggregates. Recommend 3 minutes.
  • Acti-Plex product is shipped as a low dusting, beaded powder in 25 lb re-sealable buckets.
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Technical Information

Technical Information

Acti-Plex® Plaster Admixture

Read more about Acti-Plex® features and benefits, including
photomicrographs of paste/aggragate bonding and pore size reduction.
Also included is technical data on compressive strength and reduced scaling.

Acti-Plex Plaster& Stucco

Pool Plaster Application and Benefits with
Acti-Plex® Admixture

Detailed instructions are provided for dosage and mixing.  Also the document
lists the Acti-Plex® additive benefits at each stage of the pool plastering process. It can be used
as a guide to note the benefits you experience while using the product.

Pool Plaster Application and Benefits

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常见问题解答

常见问题解答

Which type of pool plaster does Acti-Plex® additive work in best – marcite, colored, quartz, glass bead, pebble or glass bead?

  • The many benefits of Acti-Plex®  additives have been well demonstrated in every type of pool plaster. It is easy to use and provides consistent results.  It is especially valuable in pebble and glass bead plasters for improving pebble retention, exposure and acid washing.

Do Acti-Plex® additions affect the exposure of pebbles?

  • Acti-Plex® additions provide a better, more uniform exposure of pebbles and glass beads by creating an improved paste-aggregate bond – see photomicrographs. Consistent field results show this tighter pebble matrix will resist washouts, yet the paste still washes off easily during exposure. The tighter matrix provides a more complete pebble formation at the tile line and around fixtures. It also prevents less pick-offs on step corners, which is especially valuable with fine pebbles.

Does the Acti-Plex® product alter the plaster making it more difficult to clean off the paste during acid washing of a pebble or glass bead finish?

  • After incorporating the Acti-Plex® product into your mix, during exposure, the excess surface paste will “sheet” off the wall more completely rather than run in channels that leave heavier deposits, which are more difficult to remove with acid wash. You will find a great reduction of stubborn spots that require full strength acid scrubbing. The end result is a more uniform color appearance from the top to bottom. You may even find that less acid is needed to complete a job.

What if I add too much or too little Acti-Plex® product by mistake?

  • Under-dosing the plaster with less than 0.1% will not provide a sufficient number of Acti-Plex® particles to create a complete lattice structure. The other components of the plaster mix will not benefit by Acti-Plex® additive’s ability to fully suspend and more evenly distribute them, so many of the Acti-Plex® benefits will not be achieved.
  • Over-dosing the plaster by more than 0.2% (2 times the recommended dosage) will overcrowd the Acti-Plex® particles. This can interfere with its formation of the lattice structure, thereby lessening its performance. The first sign of over-dosing is lack of improved workability.  No other harmful affects are known from over-dosing.

Should I add more water when using Acti-Plex® additives?

  • No. You should not adjust water in the plaster mix. The additive will create a creamier, denser product that does not require more water. Even though the consistency of the plaster may appear thicker, the pumpability, sprayability and workability of the plaster will not be reduced, but rather improved.

Does the Acti-Plex® product affect the amount of calcium I need to add to my plaster mix?

  • No.  Acti-Plex® additive is inert and has virtually no chemical reaction in a cement-based formula. You should add the amount of calcium you would normally use for your weather condition.

If I’m using another plaster additive will Acti-Plex® additive interfere with it?

  • No.  Acti-Plex® additive is not pozzolanic and will not react with inorganic materials like metakaolin, other pozzolans, accelerators, retarders, or color pigments. On the other hand, it will help suspend and more evenly distribute plaster components allowing them to function at a more optimal level.

Do weather conditions effect how I use Acti-Plex® additives?

  • No.  Acti-Plex® pool plaster additive has been proven time and time again in every type of environment from dry and hot, to humid, to cold. Plaster applicators all across the US, Canada and Australia have seen the many benefits of using Acti-Plex® additive no matter the climate.

Does the Acti-Plex® product affect the color characteristics of any plasters?

  • With Acti-Plex® micro-particles and at such a small dosage rate (1 pound for every 1000 pounds of material) Acti-Plex® light cream color cannot be noticed when mixed in any type of plaster.

What happens if Acti-Plex® additive gets wet before I use it?

  • If your Acti-Plex® pool plaster additive gets wet and then dries, it will harden and be unusable. It should be discarded. Re-wetting Acti-Plex® additive after hardening will not restore its functionality. If Acti-Plex® product becomes wet it should be dispersed into a plaster mix before it begins to dry.
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  • 它是如何工作的
  • How To Use It
  • Technical Information
  • 常见问题解答

它是如何工作的

Acti-Plex® multi-functional mineral additive is comprised of electrically charged micro-particles that form a unique lattice structure that suspends and more evenly disperses other particles. A more uniform plaster mix is created with a smaller, more uniform pore structure and a denser matrix with improved paste/aggregate bonding.  This directly benefits the plasterers and pool builders with a higher quality plaster with having less shrinkage, check cracking, water permeability and efflorescence, and increased pebble retention and compressive strength.   Acti-Plex® additive is inert and has virtually no chemical reaction so there is no effect on cure or water demand.

How To Use It

  • Dosage is simple: 1 lb per 1,000 lb batch or 0.1% (total dry weight basis)
    • 1 lb = One 4-cup kitchen measuring cup
    • 1 lb = One BLUE D.E. cup
    • 1 lb = ½ ORANGE D.E. cup
  • A minimum amount of Acti-Plex admixture is needed (0.1%) to fully develop the lattice structure and achieve the many benefits described.
  • A slight over-dosing, up to 0.2%, is not harmful to the plaster.
  • Add directly to the plaster batch immediately after the first two bags of cement
  • Do not adjust water content.
  • Requires good mixing to disperse across the cement, sand and aggregates. Recommend 3 minutes.
  • Acti-Plex product is shipped as a low dusting, beaded powder in 25 lb re-sealable buckets.

Technical Information

Acti-Plex® Plaster Admixture

Read more about Acti-Plex® features and benefits, including
photomicrographs of paste/aggragate bonding and pore size reduction.
Also included is technical data on compressive strength and reduced scaling.

Acti-Plex Plaster& Stucco

Pool Plaster Application and Benefits with
Acti-Plex® Admixture

Detailed instructions are provided for dosage and mixing.  Also the document
lists the Acti-Plex® additive benefits at each stage of the pool plastering process. It can be used
as a guide to note the benefits you experience while using the product.

Pool Plaster Application and Benefits

常见问题解答

Which type of pool plaster does Acti-Plex® additive work in best – marcite, colored, quartz, glass bead, pebble or glass bead?

  • The many benefits of Acti-Plex®  additives have been well demonstrated in every type of pool plaster. It is easy to use and provides consistent results.  It is especially valuable in pebble and glass bead plasters for improving pebble retention, exposure and acid washing.

Do Acti-Plex® additions affect the exposure of pebbles?

  • Acti-Plex® additions provide a better, more uniform exposure of pebbles and glass beads by creating an improved paste-aggregate bond – see photomicrographs. Consistent field results show this tighter pebble matrix will resist washouts, yet the paste still washes off easily during exposure. The tighter matrix provides a more complete pebble formation at the tile line and around fixtures. It also prevents less pick-offs on step corners, which is especially valuable with fine pebbles.

Does the Acti-Plex® product alter the plaster making it more difficult to clean off the paste during acid washing of a pebble or glass bead finish?

  • After incorporating the Acti-Plex® product into your mix, during exposure, the excess surface paste will “sheet” off the wall more completely rather than run in channels that leave heavier deposits, which are more difficult to remove with acid wash. You will find a great reduction of stubborn spots that require full strength acid scrubbing. The end result is a more uniform color appearance from the top to bottom. You may even find that less acid is needed to complete a job.

What if I add too much or too little Acti-Plex® product by mistake?

  • Under-dosing the plaster with less than 0.1% will not provide a sufficient number of Acti-Plex® particles to create a complete lattice structure. The other components of the plaster mix will not benefit by Acti-Plex® additive’s ability to fully suspend and more evenly distribute them, so many of the Acti-Plex® benefits will not be achieved.
  • Over-dosing the plaster by more than 0.2% (2 times the recommended dosage) will overcrowd the Acti-Plex® particles. This can interfere with its formation of the lattice structure, thereby lessening its performance. The first sign of over-dosing is lack of improved workability.  No other harmful affects are known from over-dosing.

Should I add more water when using Acti-Plex® additives?

  • No. You should not adjust water in the plaster mix. The additive will create a creamier, denser product that does not require more water. Even though the consistency of the plaster may appear thicker, the pumpability, sprayability and workability of the plaster will not be reduced, but rather improved.

Does the Acti-Plex® product affect the amount of calcium I need to add to my plaster mix?

  • No.  Acti-Plex® additive is inert and has virtually no chemical reaction in a cement-based formula. You should add the amount of calcium you would normally use for your weather condition.

If I’m using another plaster additive will Acti-Plex® additive interfere with it?

  • No.  Acti-Plex® additive is not pozzolanic and will not react with inorganic materials like metakaolin, other pozzolans, accelerators, retarders, or color pigments. On the other hand, it will help suspend and more evenly distribute plaster components allowing them to function at a more optimal level.

Do weather conditions effect how I use Acti-Plex® additives?

  • No.  Acti-Plex® pool plaster additive has been proven time and time again in every type of environment from dry and hot, to humid, to cold. Plaster applicators all across the US, Canada and Australia have seen the many benefits of using Acti-Plex® additive no matter the climate.

Does the Acti-Plex® product affect the color characteristics of any plasters?

  • With Acti-Plex® micro-particles and at such a small dosage rate (1 pound for every 1000 pounds of material) Acti-Plex® light cream color cannot be noticed when mixed in any type of plaster.

What happens if Acti-Plex® additive gets wet before I use it?

  • If your Acti-Plex® pool plaster additive gets wet and then dries, it will harden and be unusable. It should be discarded. Re-wetting Acti-Plex® additive after hardening will not restore its functionality. If Acti-Plex® product becomes wet it should be dispersed into a plaster mix before it begins to dry.

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