With a history from the late 40's, the industrial application of silica fume (microsilica) was called the most important new product in concrete technology in the 1990's and has given civil engineers another tool in the design and construction of structures for the next century.
To promote microsilica in concrete is to promote high quality concrete technology and the benefits of advanced concrete materials: in terms of durable infrastructure, advanced concrete structures and sustainable high quality concrete construction.
Bridge construction, marine structures, parking structures, water supply and sewage facilities all benefit from the use of microsilica (silica fume). Likewise, the special properties of microsilica concrete give benefits in fresh concrete properties, so that rheology improvements gives benefits in terms of concrete pumping and stability of the concrete mix. Special concretes like high strength concrete, light weight concrete (LWC, LWAC), shotcrete and low permeability concretes are better made with microsilica.