Category : Concrete Admixtures

Admixtures are used to modify properties of concrete in fresh and hardened state. Articles on concrete admixtures are presented.

Blended Cement – Characteristics, Types and Uses

Blended Cement – Characteristics, Types and Uses

Blended cement can be defined as uniform mix of ordinary Portland cement (OPC) and blending materials such as silica fumes, fly ash, limestone and slag to enhance its properties for different uses. Blended cement can improve workability, strength, durability and ...

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Role of Gypsum in Cement and its Effects

Role of Gypsum in Cement and its Effects

Gypsum is a mineral and is hydrated calcium sulphate in chemical form. Gypsum plays a very important role in controlling the rate of hardening of the cement, so its is generally termed as retarding agent of cement. It is mainly used ...

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15 Types of Admixtures Used in Concrete

15 Types of Admixtures Used in Concrete

Various types of admixtures are used in concrete to enhance the performance of concrete. Concrete admixture is defined as the material other than the aggregate, water and cement added to the concrete. Types of Concrete Admixtures Concrete admixtures are of different types ...

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Quick Setting Cement- Phenomenon and Uses.

Quick Setting Cement- Phenomenon and Uses.

It is one of the type of cements where the initially set in 5 mins and final set is achieved in 30 mins, which is used in the special conditions of construction like in running water. In this article we ...

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