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How many types of cement available in Malaysia?

MS EN197

MS EN197

Cement not only one type, Portland Cement.

In the past, we called Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC).

There are total 5 types of cement complying

MALAYSIAN STANDARD MS EN 197-1:2007

  1. CEM I
  2. CEM II
  3. CEM III
  4. CEM IV
  5. CEM V

From these 5 main types, there are total 27 types of cement in the list (attached).

MS522, MS1388, MS1389 & MS1227 were obsoleted and replaced by MS EN 197.

However, below are the cement type available in Malaysia

  • Portland Cement
  • Portland Slag Cement
  • Blastfurnace Cement
  • Portland Fly Ash Cement
  • Portland Composite Cement
  • Masonry Cement

Either Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag (GGBS) or Fly Ash is added in concrete or both.

These are recycle materials.

Related Topic: GGBS and Fly Ash in Malaysia

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4 Comments

  1. shukri
     /  Reply

    How comparable are these 26 type of cement against OPC in term of flexural/tensile strength?

    • bluefire6
       /  Reply

      Hi Shukri,

      Factor affecting the tensile strength are

      a) Aggregate

      b) Age

      c) Curing

      d) Air-Entrainment

      e) Method of Test

  2. Beyond
     /  Reply

    MS EN 197-1:2014

    Cement – Part 1: Composition,
    specifications and conformity criteria for
    common cements
    (First revision)

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