Mayco Mix - Polarcon - The Winter Concrete Solution

By: Mayco Mix  09-12-2011

Polarcon™: The Winter Concrete Solution

A unique proprietary blend available at four performance levels, Mayco Mix's Polarcon™ provides many benefits.

Polarcon enhances rapid setting in the coldest weather conditions and reduces building times accordingly.

In addition to delivering fast, reliable setting even in sub–zero temperatures, Polarcon:

  • Reduces labour costs
  • Decreases tenting and heating costs
  • Provides high early strength gain
  • Enables early form removal

Polarcon Platinum, PolarconGold, Polarcon Silver, and Polarcon Bronze are each designed specifically for colder climates to save time and money.

Mix proportions and accelerating materials vary with the level of acceleration desired and the ambient temperature in which you will be working.

Below 5°C, or when there is a probability of the temperature falling below 5°C within 24 hours of concrete pouring, special setting measures must be taken.

During freezing weather, water curing should be terminated 12 hours before the end of the protection period.


The graph below is actual Polarcon test data for 30 Mpa concrete, comparing initial set time to ambient temperature.

Polarcon™ Gold reduces set time by as much as 6 hours
Polarcon™ Silver
reduces set time by as much as 4 hours
Polarcon™ Bronze reduces set time by as much as 2 hours


The graph below demonstrates the relationship between concrete strength and set time for a constant ambient temperature.

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