A Better Mortar Mix

mortar water thickener bricks and mortar
Metcell is a methyl cellulose based water thickener as specified in Australian Masonry Standards; Table 3.2 AS 4773.2:2015 and Table 11.1 AS 3700-2011
  • Non-Toxic.
  • Improves mortar workability, bond strength and durability of finished masonry.
  • Increases productivity on site and makes laying easier.
  • reduces mixing time and extend working life of mortar.
  • Avoids reliance on air entraining mortar plasticisers, banned additives, fire clays and clay sands.
  • Reduces efflorescence in brickwork
  • Reduces amount of water required in the mortar mix.
  • Retards water evaporation and helps brickwork curing.

Metcell is a Non-Toxic dry powder and dissolves easily and  clear into fresh clan water.

Available in re-sealable 1 litre and 5 litre plastic containers or bulk packaging.

 For further information and mortar mixing instructions, refer to the product label or the video "How to Mix Better Mortar for Bricklaying"

  1. Bond Strength in Masonry Construction, Technical Note 65, Cement and Concrete Association of Australia, 2001.
  2. Durability of Masonry Mortar, Technical Note 67, Cement and Concrete Association of Australia, 2007.
  3. The Influence of Air Entraining Agent on Bond Strength and Mortar Microstructure, Sugo, H.O.; Page A.W.; Lawrence, S.J. 6th Australasian Masonry Conference. Proceedings of the 6th Australasian Masonry Conference: Adelaide, DSouth Australia, 12-13 July 2001. p. 357-362.






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