This European Standard specifies definitions and requirements for admixtures for use in concrete.
It covers admixtures for plain, reinforced and prestressed concrete which are used in site mixed, ready mixed concrete and precast concrete.
The performance requirements in this standard apply to admixtures used in concrete of normal consistence. They may not be applicable to admixtures intended for other types of concrete such as semi dry and earth moist mixes.
Provisions governing the practical application of admixtures in the production of concrete, i.e. requirements concerning composition, mixing, placing, curing etc. of concrete containing admixtures are not part of this standard.