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Lafarge Cement extends packed cement offering

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World Cement,

Part of the Aggregate Industries business, Lafarge Cement has introduced a new packed product to its range: Rapid Set Cement.

A portland cement containing calcium aluminate for rapid hardening, Rapid Set Cement is fast-setting and low-shrinkage. It is designed for use in screeds and renders to prepare wall and floor surfaces before installing most tile types. It is suitable for both dry and wet installations, including swimming pools, and it can be pumped for fast application. Able to set in just one hour, the product’s rapid strength development means that screeds can accept foot traffic after three hours, and bonded screed and renders can be tiled with ceramic tiles after four hours.

The product is available in 25 kg bags and is quality-assured BS EN 197-1 CEM II cement, carrying CE marking.

“This new product follows significant investment over the last 18 months in expanding our portfolio of packed cement products,” said Jamie Stratford, National Sales Manager at Lafarge Cement. “All of our products are designed to offer a solution to the everyday problems faced by the trade. Rapid Set Cement ensures a strong, durable high quality finish in a fraction of the time compared with standard cement. “Through continual R&D with builders and builders’ merchants, Lafarge Cement has an unrivalled track record for customer focused innovation in cement products. It also benefits from the resources and capabilities of Aggregate Industries’ highly skilled R&D team, based in the UK, which looks to bring together our products with the latest technology and innovation.”

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