Cement Additives

Cement additives are materials added to cement for the optimization of the cement properties and the cement grinding process. Cement additives are classified into different product groups such as grinding aids, strength enhancers and performance enhancers.

Cement Additives Are a Popular Choice Because They…

  • Positively affect the production process and the quality of cement.
  • Improve defined cement properties, e.g. powder flowability, strength development, mortar workability and durability.
  • Adjust the cement quality to meet the demands set by relevant standards and cement customers.
  • Contribute to the profitability of cement plants.
  • Ensure less environmental impact by reducing utilization of energy and resources combined with minimized carbon footprint. Learn more about Sika sustainable solutions.

Cement Additives Are a Popular Choice Because They…

Each individual cement plant has different characteristics of local raw materials, availability of possible clinker replacements (such as supplementary cementitious materials – SCM) and varying conditions during the cement grinding process.

In addition, local standards and customers’ needs regarding cement performance vary due to unique climate and construction methods. Therefore, the solution for highest possible production rates or maximized use of supplementary cementitious materials needs to be adjusted individually.

Buildmate offers many types of cement additives known to improve cement quality, increase production efficiency and meet your local demands:

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Understand local situations and define targets

Whether being confronted with a special problem or in the daily challenge to improve profitability, Buildmate will assist you in reaching your targets. Local conditions and demands vary strongly, making it necessary to handle every plant individually. Buildmate can offer tailor-made solutions, designed to meet individual challenges, thereby working together as partners with one joint target.

Laboratory pre-trials to evaluate trends

To begin the product and process optimization, well-defined and technically feasible targets related to the present production and quality parameters are agreed upon. Based on our experience in cement production process and product know-how, one or two SikaGrind® products are recommended for plant trials. If necessary, laboratory pre-trials can be arranged in one of Buildmate ‘s regional cement laboratories.

Execution of plant trials by Buildmate experts

Preparation and execution of plant trials are handled by Buildmate staff in cooperation with plant staff. The production data and cement analysis results determined in specialized laboratories are then discussed between you and Buildmate ’s cement specialists, to agree upon the target fulfillment and define next steps.

Evaluation of cement quality in laboratory analysis

In case of inconclusive results or the need for further optimization work, another plant trial cycle with potential product modification and laboratory pre-trials may be necessary. Buildmate ‘s analytical laboratory is well-equipped with modern instruments and well-trained technicians.

CO2 Emissions

By reducing the specific grinding energy and reducing the clinker factor, SikaGrind® contributes to less CO2 emissions.