Hydrated Lime has been used as a primary ingredient in mortars for centuries, and this important use continues to the present day in both historic and contemporary applications. Mortars made with Hydrated Lime and Cement exhibit superior workability balanced with appropriate compressive strength as well as low water permeability and superior bond strength.
Hydrated Lime is a major constituent in exterior and interior stuccos and plasters, enhancing the strength, durability, and workability of these finishes. All of these Hydrated Lime applications are supported by ASTM specifications and standards.
UNICARB TCH200, Hydrated Lime with superfine particle, white, high purity product specially hydrated for convenient, trouble-free use in mortar applications. It is a special product, with much more stringent requirements for mortars performance, subject to the ASTM C207 Standard Specification for Hydrated Lime for Mortars Purposes. Cement-Hydrated Lime mortars have shown higher bond and shear strength and lower water leakage.
UNICARB TCH200 Hydrated Lime can be added to concrete mix used to make block, precast and other concrete products in order to produce a denser, more water-resistant product. By adding greater plasticity to the mix, Hydrated Lime also produces concrete products with more precise edges and corners, improves reflectivity, and reduces loss through breakage.