Different types of cement are manufactured for different types of Application. Every cement has a different type of property required for the application. In general, The Cement is an adhesive (bonding agent) and is a cohesive (consistent) materials. It has the capability of bonding together particles of solid matter into a compact, durable mass. However, its primary function is to bind the fine and coarse aggregate particles together.
In this article, We are going to see all the different types of cement available in the industry. We are going to see each cement raw materials, properties, applications and testings.
1. Ordinary Portland Cement(OPC):
About 70% of cement produced in Industry are was of this category of cement. We have three grades of Portland cement. They are Grade 33, 43 and 53. However pure Portland types of cement were not marketed nowadays in bags.
Properties: It produces a medium range of strength development and heat generation. The full strength development will take from 3 to 7 days based on the grade of the cement. And for better reaction water need to be sprinkled on the construction for 7 days to avoid any early crack in the surface of the cement.
Application: It is widely used in all ordinary concrete work, mortar, plaster etc. These kinds of cement is the one we use for the house and commercial complex building.
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