ADVA® 208

High early strength polymer-based superplasticiser for ready mixed concrete

Product Description

ADVA 208 is a polymer-based high range water-reducing admixture that is specially designed for producing superior high early strength concrete in ready mixed applications.

ADVA 208 contains no added chloride. It is formulated to comply with specifications for chemical admixtures for concrete: ASTM C 494, Type F.

One liter weighs approximately 1.10kg ± 0.02kg.


ADVA 208 is a superior dispersing admixture, having a marked capacity to disperse cement agglomerates normally found in a cement-water suspension. The capability of ADVA 208 exceeds that of normal water-reducing admixtures (Type WR) and high range water reducers (Type HWR), resulting in lower dosages and better performance.

Product Advantages

  • Superior early strength enhancement
  • High workability
  • Superior surface finish
  • Superior water reduction
  • Optimise ready mixed concrete production


ADVA 208 produces concrete with high early strength and high strength for ready mixed concrete, while at the same time achieving high workability for easy and fast placement of concrete. It also allows concrete to be produced with very low water-cement ratios in low to high slump ranges.

Addition Rates

Addition rates of ADVA 208 can vary with type of applications, but will normally range from 200 to 1,200mL / 100kg of cementitious material. In most instances, the addition of 300 to 1,000mL / 100kg of cementitious material will be sufficient. Should conditions require using more than recommended addition rates, please consult your local GCP representative.


ADVA 208 is compatible with most water-reducing admixtures as well as specialty admixtures like accelerators, DCI® Corrosion Inhibitor, ECLIPSE® shrinkage reducing admixture and V-MAR® rheology modifying admixture. All admixtures should be separately added to the concrete. Pre-testing of the concrete should be performed to optimise dosages and addition sequence of these admixtures. ADVA 208 should not be used with naphthalenebased products.

Dispensing Equipment

Please contact your local GCP representative for further information regarding the dispensing equipment for this product.


ADVA 208 is available in 205L pails and in bulk. ADVA 208 contains no flammable ingredients.


Superior Early Strength Enhancement

ADVA 208 accelerates cement hydration at a very early stage. Together with the very efficient dispersion effect, ADVA 208 achieves very high early strength for the production of reinforced concrete structural elements.

High Workability

ADVA 208 is ideal for ready mixed concrete applications, where high early strength is desired, and where high workability will aid faster placement and improved mix consolidation.

Superior Surface Finish

ADVA 208 produces concrete with superior surface finish, without stickiness, tearing or spotty set characteristics.

Superior Water Reduction

With up to 40% water reduction possible, ADVA 208 is highly effective in low water-cement concrete, producing high strength and high early strength concrete.

Optimise Ready Mixed Concrete Production

The very neutral set times of ADVA 208 may reduce or eliminate the need for heat curing to achieve high early strength concrete. The earlier removal of forms leads to reduced cycle times, faster mould turnaround, reduced total costs and increased productivity.

Health and Safety

Please refer to ADVA 208 Material Safety Data Sheet or consult GCP Applied Technologies. | Thailand customer service: 66 2 030 9700

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Last Updated: 2023-07-07