Cement Bag - Cement Bag - CEMEX UAE ReadyMix
Ordinary Portland Cement Bag
CEMEX Falcon’s Ordinary Portland Cement “CEMEX OPC” is a dark grey, fine powder produced by grinding Portland Cement Clinker, Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) and limestone as minor additional constituent. It belongs to Strength Class 42.5 N, CEM I as per BS EN 197-1 standard requirements and equivalent to Type 1 of ASTM C-150 standard specification for Portland Cement. It is the most common type of cement, widely used in the construction industry and ideal for a broad range of applications.
CEMEX OPC is manufactured in CEMEX Falcon LLC plant in Jebel Ali, Dubai UAE under a strict ISO 9001 system and following CEMEX’s international production and quality standards. The raw materials Clinker, Gypsum & Limestone are secured from the best-known available sources and the finished product is tested in CEMEX’s state-of-the-art quality control laboratory ensuring compliance with standard requirements.
- Color: Grey
- Strength Class: 42.5 N
- All-purpose type of cement
- High compressive strength
- Applicable for all types of high strength concrete applications
- Faster setting time
- Higher early-strength
- Widely used type of cement, thus easy to handle and user-friendly
- For general purpose
- Structural & Non-structural Concrete Applications - Cast-in-place Concrete structures, foundations & pavements - Pre-cast, pre-stressed, post-tensioned concrete elements and all types of manufactured concrete products
- Mortars & Grouts - Screed, shotcrete, pavers, bricks, plasters, stucco, blocks, and all types of masonry applications
- Cementitious grouts, Non-shrink grouts, render, among others
|Fineness: Blaine Air Permeability (m2/kg)||310 - 330|
|Specific Gravity||3.13 – 3.14|
|Soundness : Le Chatelier Exp., mm||0.10 – 0.15|
|% Standard Consistency||26.0 – 28.0|
|Time of Setting : Vicat Test | Initial, minutes||180 - 190|
|Time of Setting : Vicat Test | Final, minutes||220 - 230|
|Compressive Strength, MPa | 2 Days||22 - 26|
|Compressive Strength, MPa | 7 Days||38 - 42|
|Compressive Strength, MPa | 28 Days||48 - 52|
|% Loss on Ignition||3.40 – 3.50|
|% Insoluble Residue||0.20 – 0.40|
|% SiO2||19 – 21|
|% Al2O3||5.0 – 5.2|
|% Fe2O3||3.2 – 3.4|
|% CaO||63 - 64|
|% MgO||1.3 – 1.5|
|% SO3||2.4 – 2.6|
|% Na2O equivalent||0.4 – 0.7|
|% Cl||0.01 – 0.03|
|% Free CaO||1.0 – 2.0|
|% Tri-calcium Silicate||53 - 55|
|% Di-calcium Silicate||15 - 17|
|% Tri-calcium Aluminate||7 - 9|
|% Tetra-calcium Aluminoferrite||9-11|
How to use
- Batching and mixing of mortar & concrete shall be carried out with a pre-determined mix design. In preparing concrete or mortar mixes, proportioning of constituents are measured by either weight or volume. Readymixed or plant-mixed concrete are normally designed by weight, while site-mixed or manual applications are typically done by volume, to control constancy of results that should satisfy project requirements.
- Concrete shall be placed to its final position before initial setting has started and shall not be successively disturbed. In many types of construction, concrete is placed into the forms and then consolidated by means of compaction. Consolidation densifies concrete within the forms, around reinforcements and embedded items. Proper compaction is usually conducted to avoid honeycomb and entrapped air.
- To produce a desired surface appearance, finishing operation should be carefully planned. It should be conducted on a proper timing considering weather condition and concrete setting time. Follow standard procedures on concrete finishing using appropriate tools and equipment.
- As to all concrete, proper curing is essential to achieve the desired concrete properties. Typical concrete curing practice allows a minimum of 7 days curing period. Maintaining concrete in a moist condition using water sprinklers or spray, covered with wet burlap and/or polyethylene sheets, curing compounds coating and other water retaining techniques.