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Our National Technical Centre at Southam handles research on new products designed to satisfy particular needs of customers ranging from small house builders to mighty national infrastructure project
 

Versatile Cement

If you think of cement as a single product, think again because CEMEX has a whole range of innovative products developed in and around its Rugby cement plant.

The company’s National Technical Centre at Southam handles research on new products which are all designed to satisfy particular needs of customers ranging from small house builders to mighty national infrastructure projects.

Perhaps most topical of all are the company’s range of sustainable low CO2 cements. CEMEX has pioneered the use of recycled materials in producing blended cements for end-use in concrete. Its CEM2 reduces landfill by using fly-ash by-product from power stations as a part substitute for traditional cement powder. The result is a cement which reduces CO2 emissions by 25% for each tonne produced.

Evolution is a self-levelling and self-compacting concrete which simply flows into place and, with no need for vibration, saves both time and labour. Ideal for floors, wall and complex one-off structures, it sets with a smooth surface that requires minimal further finishing.

In a similar vein, Promptis is a rapid-hardening concrete which allows fast formwork removal, reaching compressive strengths in just four hours that would normally take up to 24 hours for conventional concrete.
 
While concrete flows into place, it can also be applied pneumatically as a spray courtesy of CEMEX’s Shotcrete. The application process makes it ideal for tunnels and it has been widely used for the massive Crossrail project across London. It is also ideal for stabilising embankments and mines.


Contact Information

To make a comment or for further information please contact Mark Kelly at planninggb@cemex.com.


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