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K-Set – SpecChem | The Duke Company

The Duke Company is proud to carry SpecChem products including K-Set. K-Set is a non-corrosive, non-chloride accelerating admixture.K-Set is a non-corrosive accelerating admixture which contains no calcium chloride. K-Set accelerates the hydration of cement resulting in shorter setting times and high early strength. K-Set provides improved workability, helps prevent segregation and is a substantial aid in early stiffening for mortar and stucco mixes. K-Set is an aqueous solution of organic and inorganic compounds that produces a rapid heat development of the mortar that protects it from freezing during its early life at low temperatures. K-Set is V.O.C. compliant.

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BENEFITS

K-Set is specifically formulated for use in cold weather or wherever it is desirable to reduce the setting time, increase early strength and improve mortar workability. Use K-Set to prevent the corrosive effect of calcium chloride admixtures.

  • Speeds setting times one to three hours
  • Helps protect against freezing by accelerating early strength
  • Improves production time by improving workability and reducing set time
  • Increases protection for reinforcing
  • Produces high early strength
  • O.C. compliant

 

APPLICATION

Add K-Set to water. K-Set can be added to the sand, in the water or to the complete mix. Do not add to dry cement. Do not allow K-Set to contact other additives before entering the mortar. Add K-Set at the rate of 10 to 25 oz.(283-707.5 gm) per bag of masonry cement depending upon the degree of acceleration required. For Portland Cement, add 18 to 46 oz.(509-1302 gm) of K-Set. It is recommended that the exact rate of addition be determined by testing the actual materials to be used on each job. The rates of additions given are guidelines based upon a variety of conditions and materials.

Temperature Per 94 lb bag of Portland Cement Per 94 lb bag of Masonry Cement
+50oF 18 oz. 10 oz
40-50oF 26 oz 12 oz
30-40oF 36 oz 18 oz
20oF 46 oz 25 oz
  • K-Set Weight per Gallon: 11 lbs
  • K-Set will decrease water requirements 4% to 8%.

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Packaging

K-Set is packaged in:

  • 55 gallon drums (208.2 L)
  • 5 gallon pails(18.9 L)
  • 1 gallon jugs (4 to a case)(3.8 L)


The Duke Company
 can assist you with your construction needs. We offer expert advice from our highly rated customer service. Furthermore, we offer the best values and fast delivery.

         

Quote for Rock Salt & Packaged Ice Melts from the Duke Company         

           (585) 292-9870  (Rochester NY)

          (607) 347-4455  (Ithaca NY)

          (585) 335-5970 (Dansville NY)


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