Permacolour Colourmix Integral Colour is a new innovated process of adding colour to concrete. For many years liquid colour has been used to produce the desired colour range throughout New Zealand, but now Permacolour has a more cost effective product that is taking the place of liquid colour. It is easier to use, safer to dose the mix and stronger in colour.
Permacolour Colourmix Integral Colour is premium grade oxide supplied in high quality cold water “aquasac” bags with an outer protective bag. The outer bag may be paper or plastic and must be completely removed before placing the water soluble bag into the mixer bowl. This should be done prior to the addition of aggregates, cement and final water. If there is a need to add the colour onsite, the colour should be mixed for 10 minutes at high speed and the same exact time for each load.
The bags are available in 1kg, 5kg and 10kg for all colours with some of the blacks (except carbon blacks) also available in 2kg and 20kg bags. With this range of different size bags, there is no need for any weighing at all, which eliminates any mess that normally occurs when working with oxides. There is very little waste, no buckets that some systems have and the paper bag is biodegradable.