The Cement

 

Cement is an essential raw material for the construction sector.

It is a fine powder that sets and hardens after a few hours when mixed with water.

The cement is mainly used to produce concrete and mortar after mixing it with aggregates (sand and / or gravel) and water.

In Europe, the production and marketing of cements is governed by a harmonized standard (EN 197).

In France, this standard is completed by an NF (AFNOR) voluntary marking, which is an additional guarantee of quality for customers.


The cement results from a fine and homogeneous grinding of several mineral raw materials :

• The main one is clinker, which results from the burning in a kiln at 1450 ° of a mixture of mineral raw materials (mainly limestone and clay). Cem'In'Eu does not produce clinker but buys it in Europe and around the Mediterranean.

• Calcium sulphate (gypsum) is added and is used to regulate the setting of cement.

• Cem'In'Eu will also add ground limestone for specific type of cement.


The various qualities of cement in our product range will be marketed either in bulk or in bags, in order to adapt to the different processing methods of our customers (construction and civil engineering companies, road companies, masons, farmers, producers of ready-mix concrete, prefabricated concrete products, mortars, etc. ).