Starch ether used in gypsum – based products
The demand of gypsum plaster in dry mixed mortar products is huge, whether plastering by hand or machine, while starch ether plays a very important role. Starch ether can provide thickening effect for the mortar so that the mortar can obtain good consistency during application. Starch ether is a very effective thickener for plaster. Adding low dosage of starch ether-usually within the range of 0.03%- 0.1%, can achieve a very good thickening effect, so that the mortar can be available immediately. Co- using with retarder will extend the working time.
In traditional mortar, the consistency increases rapidly when gypsum powder is mixed with water, resulting in the expected and applicable consistency of the mortar for very short time. Hence the working time is too short.
The addition of the retarder extends the working time of the mortar, but it has to wait for required interval till consistency is reached to be applied. It is suitable for application with shorter operation time.
When starch ether and retarder are added to mortar together, the desired consistency is immediately achieved and the gypsum plaster can be used immediately. The operation time can be adjusted by the amount of retarder added.
The amount and type of starch ether determines the consistence/thickness of plaster. By special chemical treatment of starch ether, higher thickening effect can be obtained with lower dosage in both neutral and alkali systems.
→ Suzhou Cemo New Material Technology Co.,Ltd is a high-tech enterprise specialized in construction additives.
→ Estabilished in 2011 and expanded production scale in 2015.
→ Our production capacity is 10,000 tons of redispersible polymer powder, 5000 tons of polycarboxylic acid superplasticizer, 3000 tons of melamine superplasticizer, 2000 tons of defoamer, gypsum retarder, hydrophobic agent and other additives.