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  • What is High Alumina Cement?

    High Alumina Cement (HAC), sometimes called calcium aluminate cement or aluminous cement, is very different in its composition and in some properties from Portland Cement (OPC), but concreting techniques are similar. It has a very high rate of strength development with as much as 90 percent of its ultimate strength being achieved at the age

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    Green-mix concrete as an environmentally friendly building material

    Complementing the Government of Malaysia’s efforts to encourage the use of environmentally friendly materials in the construction of green buildings, researchers from the faculty of civil engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia have successfully developed an environment friendly version of building concrete called green-mix concrete. When it comes to building structures, developers and contractors have the

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    What is Eco Friendly Cement?

    Eco Friendly Cement also known as Green Cement is a cementitious material that meets or exceeds the functional performance capabilities of Portland Cement by incorporating and optimizing recycled materials such as Fly Ash (usually can replace up to 35%) & Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag, GGBS (usually can replace up to 70%). Thereby reducing consumption of

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  • How Concrete is made?

    Contrary to popular belief, concrete and cement are not the same thing; cement is actually just a component of concrete. Concrete is made up of three basic components: water, aggregate (rock, sand, or gravel) and Portland cement. Cement, usually in powder form, acts as a binding agent when mixed with water and aggregates. This combination,

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  • How Cement is made?

    Portland cement is the basic ingredient of concrete. Concrete is formed when portland cement creates a paste with water that binds with sand and rock to harden. Cement is manufactured through a closely controlled chemical combination of calcium, silicon, aluminum, iron and other ingredients. Common materials used to manufacture cement include limestone, shells, and chalk

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  • 5 benefits of GGBS & Fly Ash in the concrete

    There are many benefits to use GGBS or Fly Ash, the more significant are: IMPROVED & RETAINED WORKABILITY – for placing, ease of compaction & finishing – for coping with transport and site delays LOWER HEAT OF HYDRATION – for reduced risk of thermal cracking and long-term strength development LONG-TERM STRENGTH GAIN – for long-term

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  • What is Fly Ash?

    Fly Ash is the fine residue produced when hard or bituminous coal is burnt in power station furnace. The minerals in the coal fuse to form fine and glassy particles which contains constituents that can be used as Share us on:

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  • What is GGBS?

    Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag (GGBS) is a by-product from the blast-furnaces used to make iron. These operate at a temperature of about 1,500 degrees centigrade and are fed with a carefully controlled mixture of iron-ore, coke and limestone. The iron ore is reduced to iron and the remaining materials form a slag that floats Share

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