CICO GROUP - Sustainable success built through collective wisdom
Because of our storied history and a strong reputation in the field, our products mention even in the civil engineering textbooks.
By: Cico Group
This has enabled us to develop efficient and high-quality products and systems that form the foundation of excellence. As a company, we are conscious of our responsibilities towards the environment and therefore has products and solutions that are sustainable and eco-friendly.
As India's premier provider of construction chemicals, we serve a broad range of markets, including housing, heritage, power plants, hospitality, government, airports, sports facilities, and many others in India and abroad.
Through our products, heritage structures and old buildings have been restored to old glory. From masonry to the railing and stairs and domes and floors, we have worked on some of the most iconic buildings like the Taj Ul Masajid, Bhopal, Humayun's Tomb, Delhi, Shree Jagannatha Temple, Puri, Kolkata Town Hall, Kolkata and Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi, and many others.
GENERAL, FOR HOME OWNERS AND FOR PROFESSIONALS
WHAT ARE CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS AND THEIR IMPORTANCE IN CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY?
Construction chemicals are specialty chemicals that make construction projects safer and stronger, and environmentally viable. The construction chemicals industry plays a role similar to a doctor by providing solutions to civil engineers to build healthy and long-lasting structures which can last for years without any risk or fear. With the increase in demand for bigger, higher and stronger structures in various environmental conditions, ordinary concrete requires further modification to perform and deliver expected end strengths in various climatic and critical conditions. This is achieved through the addition of chemicals to modify the behaviour of cement concrete.
Carbonation is the formation of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) by a chemical reaction in the concrete, mainly exposed to an aggressive environment. When these reactions occur, the pH value of concrete, which is normally 13, starts dropping. Once the carbonation process reaches the reinforcement – and the pH-value drops beneath 9, corrosion starts. The formation of lime (CaCO3) during the carbonation process also causes the structure to weaken over time. Our anti-carbonation paint CICO Guard WS or CICO Guard S forms an impermeable coating and prevents the ingress of carbon dioxide or chloride ions into the substrate. Thus it protAects the structure from the effects of carbonation and chloride ion diffusion, which ensures longer life of the structure.