Russia's insistence on paying for Russian gas in rubles has rattled European countries: Greece held an emergency meeting of suppliers, the Dutch government would urge consumers to use less gas, and the French energy regulator told consumers not to panic. Russian gas meets one-third of Europe's annual energy needs.
Russia said they could expand their demand for ruble payments for other commodities, including oil, grain, fertilizer, coal, and metals, which raised the risk of recession in Europe and the US.
Moscow is expected to unveil its ruble payment plan in early April, but it said it would not immediately ask buyers to pay for gas in rubles.
Western countries have said paying in rubles would be a breach of contract, and renegotiation could take months or longer. This uncertainty has pushed commodity market prices higher.
The supply and prices of other commodities like the concrete superplasticizer could also be affected.
Concrete superplasticizer is one of the concrete admixtures which is used most frequently. It can increase the plasticity of concrete and change the strength of concrete.
The essence of superplasticizer: increase the fluidity of concrete
We know, concrete water can provide plasticity for concrete, at this time to add superplasticizer, can make concrete fluidity increase, namely plasticity increase.
But it needs to be clear that if there is no water in the concrete, even if you add more superplasticizer, no matter how to mix, the surface of concrete raw materials cannot be wet, so the friction between particles will still be very high, concrete is a pan of sand, completely do not have plasticity.
On this basis, it can be considered that, in essence, a sufficient amount of water can wet the surface of concrete raw material, and reduce the friction between particles, thus providing plastic properties for concrete; After adding superplasticizer, you can amplify the effect of water, in this sense, adding superplasticizer is equivalent to adding water.
Principle of superplasticizer changing concrete strength
Superplasticizer can amplify the action of concrete water, so as to replace part of concrete water, and play the role of water reduction.
As we know, the strength of concrete is affected by the water-binder ratio, the greater the water-binder ratio, the lower the strength, the smaller the water-binder ratio, the higher the strength. If we add superplasticizer in concrete, reduce water consumption at the same time, keep the fluidity unchanged, in the case of the same amount of cementitious material, the water-binder ratio will decrease, so improve the strength of concrete; If the water is reduced, the amount of cementitious material is reduced at the same time, and the water-binder ratio and fluidity remain unchanged, the cementitious material can be saved.
Concrete superplasticizer is used in this way to change the mix ratio of concrete then to improve concrete strength or save gelling material thereby.
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Recently, the first press conference of the Boao Forum For Asia Annual Conference 2022 was held. Two flagship reports were released at the conference: "Asia's Economic Prospects and Integration Process 2022" and "Sustainable Asia and the World 2022-Green Transformation in Action in Asia".
The flagship report points out that the global economy will recover in 2021, and the pace of economic integration in the Asia-Pacific has not stopped even in the face of the impact of COVID-19. The Asia-Pacific region has provided new impetus for the world's economic recovery and institutional building.
The report gives an outlook on the Asian economy, noting that a number of factors will affect Asian economic growth. For example, mutated strains such as Delta and Omicron have become more transmissible, and many economies are experiencing epidemic peaks again. The Ukraine crisis has triggered geopolitical changes in Asia and Europe, leading to higher commodity prices, which may affect the global energy supply and energy transformation.
The report pointed out that the Asian economy will still be in the process of recovery in 2022, but the growth rate may moderate. According to the report, Asia's economic growth in 2022 is likely to be lower than the current IMF forecast, which is projected at 4.8%.
Affected by several factors, the supply of the concrete superplasticizer is erratic and thus its prices are expected to go higher in the future.
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