Iirsh Cement products has been specifically designed to reduce the carbon intensity of cement production and to provide enhanced workability in block laying and plastering applications.
Normal Cement is produced by grinding a combination of cement clinker and selected limestone and grinding aids, along with a small quantity of gypsum, 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. Normal Cement is manufactured in modern dry process works at Castlemungret, Co Limerick and Platin, Co Meath and is supplied in 25kg bags.
Normal Cement is suitable for a wide range of applications where no special or unusual considerations arise. Typical applications include use in site-mixed concrete for foundations, paths, etc., in small precast elements and in mortars, renders and grouts. Mortar mixes should have improved workability properties, compared with traditional cement based only on cement clinker, resulting in a more cohesive mortar or render mix, with better handling and finish characteristics.
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Advice and Information
As part of its ongoing commitment to the quality of design and construction in concrete, Irish Cement provides a comprehensive technical advisory service on the use of cement and concrete.
This technical support is provided by civil engineers, with wide experience of cement and concrete technology, who are available to answer queries and give advice.
They can be contacted at: Technical Marketing Department, Irish Cement Ltd, Platin, Drogheda, Co Louth.