ACME Mortar & Block Admixtures

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Regional Availability: United States

For quality masonry construction, Cargill’s Acme admixtures deliver a range of performance enhancements to mortar and concrete masonry units (CMUs). Acme admixtures help maintain the construction and design integrity of your building projects by repelling water, controlling efflorescence, reducing color bleeding and fading and increasing block and paver strength.

Acme admixtures have been delivering high performing properties to the masonry industry for the past 40 years. Known for their masonry expertise, the sales staff can advise on proper dosage and usage for each admixture product.

Acme Shield®  Block and Mortar Admixture 

Acme Shield® admixture is a 100% active, integral water repellent, formulated from a proprietary blend of naturally occurring materials without the use of water or fillers. Acme Shield® fills and coats the capillaries and disperses throughout the block, making it difficult for moisture to come in contact with calcium hydroxide (and other water soluble salts) found in most building materials, e.g., cement, aggregate, sand and water. By repelling water, Acme Shield® admixture minimizes efflorescence.

For use in concrete block, Acme Shield® admixture is added to the mixer at the block plant and becomes a permanent part of the block — assuring long lasting protection. For use in mortar, half pint containers with detailed instructions make it easy for the mason to add Acme Shield® to the mortar at the construction site.

  • Acme Shield® admixture, the single-product integral water repellent system, imparts long lasting weather protection to both block and mortar.
  • Acme Shield® admixture lowers the initial rate of absorption, thus helping to control efflorescence.
  • Blocks made with Acme Shield® admixture have improved color distribution, reduced color bleeding and exhibit less fading.
  • Buildings built with block and mortar containing Acme Shield® admixture resist dirt and chemical fumes, making for a cleaner exterior appearance.
  • Block containing Acme Shield® admixture will require less paint and will minimize damage due to water wicking into the block.

Download the Technical Bulletin (PDF) and the Acme Shield Brochure (PDF) for more product information.

Acme Shield® Plus Admixture

Acme Shield® Plus admixture is a liquid combination water-repellent and plasticizer used in the production of CMUs, SRWs and pavers. Designed for use during the mixing process, Acme Shield® Plus reacts with the calcium salts found in cement, aggregate, and sand to provide water repellency and reduce efflorescence.

  • Excellent stability with no hazardous or toxic ingredients
  • 100% active material
  • Usable without loss of effectiveness if frozen, provided preheated to and maintained at 50-55°F or higher
  • Better color distribution, reduced color bleeding and less fading of block
  • Doesn’t cake or congeal when exposed to air
  • Improves green strength
  • Reduces cycle times
  • Improves surface texture

Download the Technical Bulletin (PDF) for more product information.

Acme Shield® STO Admixture

Acme Shield® STO admixture is a liquid combination water-repellent and plasticizer used in the production of CMUs, SRWs and pavers. Designed for use during the mixing process, Acme Shield® STO reacts with the calcium salts found in cement, aggregate, and sand to provide water repellency and reduce efflorescence. At the same time it allows more water to be used without increasing slump.

  • Increases cement performance
  • Allows for increased water
  • Densifier
  • Excellent stability with no hazardous or toxic ingredients
  • 100% active material
  • Usable without loss of effectiveness if frozen, provided preheated to and maintained at 50-55°F or higher
  • Better color distribution, reduced color bleeding, and less fading of block
  • Doesn’t cake or congeal when exposed to air
  • Improves green strength
  • Reduces cycle times
  • Improves surface texture

Download the Technical Bulletin (PDF) for more product information.

Acme Armor and Armor-S Admixtures

Acme Armor is a silane-based admixture designed to provide water repellency and efflorescence control at a very low dosage. Armor-S is a swipe version of Acme Armor.

  • Acme Armor and Armor-S take full advantage of the superior water repellency produced by silicone technology.
  • Effective at very low dosages.


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Acme Hardscape Admixture

Acme Hardscape is an integral, polymeric, liquid admixture designed specifically for use in the manufacture of SRWs, pavers and block. It imparts long-lasting efflorescence control to these products. At higher dosages it is an effective water repellent.

  • Product is stable with no hazardous or toxic ingredients.
  • Better color distribution, reduced color bleeding and less fading of block.
  • Can be used for efflorescence control, water repellent or plasticizer.

Download the Technical Bulletin (PDF) for more product information.

Acme Hardscape Plus Admixture

Acme Hardscape Plus is an integral, polymeric, liquid admixture designed specifically for use in the manufacture of SRWs, pavers and block for strength enhancement. It also imparts long lasting efflorescence control to these products. At higher dosages it is an effective water repellent.

  • Better cement dispersion resulting in higher strengths.
  • Product is stable with no hazardous or toxic ingredients.
  • Better color distribution, reduced color bleeding and less fading of block.
  • Can be used for efflorescence control, water repellent or plasticizer.

Download the Technical Bulletin (PDF) for more product information.

Acme Pave-Tite Admixture

Acme Pave-Tite is a single-use admixture designed to make better, more uniform quality concrete pavers and SRWs especially when finer sands are being utilized in an effort to make a tighter surface.

  • Improves surface texture
  • Increases strength and density
  • Reduces the tearing and pulling associated with face-up block products and face and base pavers.

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Acme Ultra Mortar Admixture

Acme Ultra mortar admixture provides water repellency and efflorescence control to the mortar. When Acme Ultra mortar admixture is added to mortar, it helps retard seepage through mortar joints and reduces efflorescence. Product is stable, with no hazardous or toxic ingredients.

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Acme Plasticizer 

Acme Plasticizer is designed to make better, more uniform quality concrete block, pipe, etc.

  • Improves green strength
  • Reduces machine wear
  • Gives better surface texture
  • Reduces absorption
  • Eliminates the fine cracks
  • Reduces culls and breakage in handling

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Acme RTU and RTU-S Admixture

manufacture of concrete block, concrete pipe and other low to no slump concrete products where superior performance and ease of use are required.

Acme RTU-S is a swipe variation of RTU. It will produce more swipe or smear and lubricity which may prove desirable in pipe and or in mix designs with more fines.

  • Improves green strength
  • Reduces machine wear
  • Gives better surface texture
  • Reduces absorption
  • Eliminates the fine cracks
  • Reduces culls and chipping

Download the Technical Bulletin (PDF) for more product information.

Acme Aqua Plus Admixture

Acme Aqua Plus is a ready-to-use strength and surface enhancing admixture designed to allow the addition of more water without increasing slump. It can be used in the manufacture of concrete block, pavers, concrete pipe and other low to no slump concrete products where superior performance and ease of use are required. This product is especially effective in pavers since they are often made very dry.

The use of Acme Aqua Plus will create the need for more water and thus improve green strength, ultimate strength, reduce machine wear, give better surface texture, reduce absorption, eliminate the fine cracks, and reduce culls and chipping. It is even reported to allow producers to run when aggregates are normally too wet to run.

  • Uniform consistency
  • Rust inhibited
  • Freeze thaw stable

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Acme Concrete Non-Stik Release Agent

Acme Concrete Non-Stik is a versatile release agent designed to provide easy release and mar-free surfaces. Acme Concrete Non-Stik has applications for concrete batch mixer, precast and prestressed concrete forms, various pipe applications, septic tanks, burial vaults, etc.

On concrete batch mixer, Acme Concrete Non-Stik reduces clean-up time and makes clean-up easier, thus reducing possible damage to machinery.

On forms, concrete is released without discoloration. Acme Concrete Non-Stik prevents concrete buildup on forms so that your concrete product will have maximum eye appeal. Metal forms are protected by this coating and it makes clean-up easier. Finished concrete products may be painted or coated with other finishes as desired. Continued use of Acme Concrete Non-Stik on forms makes future releases easier due to its metal penetrating quality.

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Pallet Slide Lubricant

Pallet Slide is a water soluble lubricant designed for use on automated block conveying systems. It is formulated to reduce friction on metal-on-metal contact, suppress rust, and minimize staining of block in the kiln.

  • Water soluble
  • Reduced friction and hence wear on equipment

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Acme FT Durable 2 Admixture

Acme FT Durable 2 is an integral, polymeric, liquid admixture designed specifically for use in the manufacture of SRWs. It aids in the production of freeze/thaw resistant units.

Admixtures by themselves cannot ensure freeze/thaw resistant units. Mix design and aggregates play a major role in the ability of SRW units to pass existing freeze/thaw standards.

  • Product is stable with no hazardous or toxic ingredients.
  • Better color distribution, reduced color bleeding and less fading of block.
  • Acts as a water reducer and secondary plasticizer

Download the Technical Bulletin (PDF) for more product information. 

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