Making Ready-Mix - CEMEX UAE ReadyMix
Concrete Production Process
View an interactive animation of the ready-mix concrete production process to learn how ready-mix concrete is made by CEMEX.
Cement type available in the UAE: Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) and Ground Granulated Blast Slag (GGBS)
Raw material used to produce concrete
Aggregates, which make up roughly 60% to 75% of ready-mix concrete’s volume, are obtained from quarries and aggregate banks.
Additives are solid or liquid chemical substances that can be added to ready-mix concrete before or during preparation. Most commonly used additives either improve a hardened concrete’s durability or reduce a concrete’s water content in an effort to shorten setting times.
This is the mix vital fluid, which sets of a chemical reaction when it comes into contact with the cement.
No other material rival’s cement’s importance in the mix; it’s the ingredient that gives concrete its resistance. The most widely used cements in the UAE are Ordinary Portland Cement and Ground Granulated Blast Slag (GGBS).
During the mixing phase, the different components come together to produce a uniform mass of concrete. Mixing time is registered from the moment material and water are poured into the plant mixer, and it begins rotating. While transporting concrete to a site, the cement mixer never stops revolving at a speed of two to six rotations per minute.