Southern Cement Bag (Portland Cement)
If you’re looking for high quality Cement, look no further! The quality of all bagged cement produced by the company is guaranteed to meet in full the requirements of British Standard BS EN 197-1 “Cement Part 1: Composition, Specifications and Conformity Criteria for Common Cements” and carries the CE mark.
How the Cement is produced
Portland Cement is produced by grinding a combination of cement clinker, using grinding aids, along with a small quantities of gypsum and limestone to produce the final fine grey powder. Cement clinker is made by fusing together, at high temperatures, a precisely controlled blend of very finely ground limestone and shale.
Premium Cement (bagged) is suitable for a wide range of applications such as general concreting, block laying and plastering applications. It is also used in grouting applications.
It is suitable for use with a wide range of additives and admixtures.
Portland cement clinker consists predominantly of compounds formed from calcium, silica, alumina and iron. Calcium sulphate in present in cement due to the gypsum addition to control setting time and up to 5% of minor additional constituents may be added for CEMI Portland cement in accordance with EN 197-1 (e.g. Limestone)
Setting Time of our Southern Cement Bag
EN 197-1 requires a minimum initial setting time of 45 minutes. Initial set for Premium Cement typically exceeds 90 minutes.
Users are particularly interested in strength development and durability in concrete. Strength is significantly affected by mix constituents and proportions, ambient temperature and the efficiency of curing. A durable concrete requires an adequate cement content and a low water/cement ratio.
Quality Assurance and Certification
Premium Cement is CE marked in accordance with the requirements of the EU Construction Products Directive. The CE marks have been awarded by National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) and the Spanish Association for Standards
Cement should be stored dry, otherwise its quality will deteriorate through premature hydration and carbonation. Moisture from the air can be as harmful as direct moisture. Cement stored in bulk in a well-maintained silo should maintain its quality for some month. Cement is also supplied in moisture-resistant paper bags to give improved storage life.
Health and Safety
Cement is irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin. Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with the skin and eyes. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water. Wear suitable protective clothing. A chromium VI reducing agent has been added and is effective for 1-2 months (see bag for details); for bulk cement from the date of despatch, and for bagged cement from date of packing, if stored in dry conditions. A detailed Safety Data sheet is available here
The price of Southern Cement 25kg Bag includes VAT
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