The Aerix Family of Foaming Agents
There are several applications for Cellular Concrete, each requires a unique foaming agent to elaborate the mix, whether its for Geotechnical, flooring, roofing or permeable applications, here at ARDEN LOMBARDO we only work with the best and most tested products, the AERIX™ INUDSTRIES family of foaming agents is our choice when it comes to any of these applications.
Foaming agents used for geotechnical construction/mining applications
AERLITE™ foam liquid concentrate is a hybrid formula that uses the performance of the protein-based products and combines them with the agility of the straight synthetic products. The AERLITE family of foaming agents, most commonly used in geotechnical applications, produces a lightweight cellular concrete when combined with a cement slurry.
AERLITE HCR™ is a synthetic foaming agent designed for high carbon resistance applications, which allows it to be used with mix designs that incorporate high carbon quality fly ashes. Aerlite HCR foam is formulated to remain stable even when used with high carbon Class F and Class C fly ashes. Each project should be laboratory tested with local materials to confirm expected compatibilities.
AERLITE-iX™ is the new generation of foam technology. The fully synthetic foam liquid concentrate in the AERLITE family of foaming agents is engineered to produce a more flexible bubble structure which allows for extended pumping distances and increased lift heights. AERLITE-iX is predominantly used in geotechnical applications and can meet challenges other products cannot.
AQUAERiX™ is an advanced, patented, synthetic liquid foam concentrate that utilizes an open-cell technology. AQUAERiX bubbles coalesce creating a capillary-like structure allowing water to pass through. When mixed with a cement slurry, AQUAERiX produces a Permeable Low-Density Cellular Concrete (PLDCC) used in geotechnical applications where increased drainage or reduced buoyancy force is important.
Foaming agents used for Roofing/Manufacturing applications
MEARLCRETE™ is a traditional protein-based foam liquid concentrate using a formula that has been proven since the 1940’s. Protein formulas produce a rigid bubble structure which allows for a stable foam for the use in predominately above grade construction applications. MEARLCRETE has a UL rating and appropriate FM approvals, which allows for flexibility in the roofing industry.
Foaming agents used for Ready Mix applications
AERFLOW is a synthetic foam liquid concentrate formulated for the production of controlled low strength material (CLSM), more commonly known as flowable fill or flow fill. 3 oz of AERFLOW per cubic yard of finished concrete will increase the slump of the initial mix from 1.5 inches to 7-9 inches. Yields can be increased by 20-25%.
Foaming agents used for Transport/Mining Materials applications
ARX-Transport™ is a synthetic foam liquid concentrate engineered to produce a pre-formed foam to transport solid materials such as mine tailings, crusher fines, or sand, either through a pipeline or for large void fill. Using foam technology as a transport medium dramatically reduces the amount of water needed to move the materials compared to traditional methods, reducing dewatering.