MAKING STABLE FOAM

Below are some types of foaming agents which are used with Portafoam to make stable  foam required in making of foamed concrete.

1. Noraite SA-1 is a synthetic foaming agent developed at the Universiti Sains Malaysia by Norizal Md. Noordin. This foaming chemical is especially suitable for ready mixed foamed concrete (eg. used void filling & flat roof insulation) but can also be used in load bearing blocks.

It is a fairly good foaming agent for those who are just starting to use foam concrete and also for those who wish to produce AFC (air cured foamed concrete) at home (DIY). Noraite foam has average stability and can only be used where lower strength concrete is allowed.

In Malaysia , Noraite SA-1 has been used in construction of aprons and floor screeding works. Noraite SA-1 has been tested to work with our Portable Foam Generator .

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2. Noraite PA-1 is a protein based foaming agent suitable for making foamed concrete in the lower density range (eg. 800 kg/m3). Its dilution rate is about 1 part chemical to 33 part water and gives roughly 430 liters of foam from 1 liter foam agent.

Noraite PA-1 has been tested with all Portafoam models especially Model TM2 and PM-2 and conforms closely to the data mentioned. PA-1 produces foamed concrete which has relatively higher compressive strength than those using synthetic foam agents (e.g. SA-1 ).

Noraite foams however requires mixers which are dedicated specially to mixing foamed concrete such as spiral mixers & pan mixers.

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For further enquiries on our foaming agents contact sarahn@tm.net.my .