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CEMEX announces new eco-friendly cement solution

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World Cement,

CEMEX has announced that it is offering CEMSlagTM, a new durable and eco-friendly cement solution that enhances the quality of concrete.

CEMSlag is a hydraulic cementitious material that is created when blastfurnace slag, a byproduct from the steel manufacturing process, and is finely ground to a size to produce a binder suited for concrete. The material offers benefits including lower permeability for increased resistance to chemical attack, reduced heat of hydration thereby reducing thermal cracking, and, in many cases, a higher 28 day comprehensive and flexural strength than comparable products.

Use of the product results in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, meaning it is more environmentally friendly and sustainable compared to other solutions. Slag cement has been shown to contribute to projects by achieving LEED points, the internationally-recognised sustainability certification.

“In addition to the environmental benefits, CEMSlag provides convenience and extended workability in concrete,” said Francisco Rivera, CEMEX USA Vice President Cement Sales – West Region. “The product’s fine particles help create a fluid paste, allowing for easier and improved finishing properties. The concrete it produces is also lighter in colour, which makes concrete structures built with this cement more effective in reflecting light, and therefore heat – structures become more energy efficient. We are proud to offer this value-added solution to enhance the projects developed by our customers.”

“At CEMEX, we are always working to innovate and find solutions that are not only environmentally-friendly but also allow us to better serve our customers and their needs,” said Joel Galassini, CEMEX USA Executive Vice President Cement Commercial. “Since CEMSlag is sustainable, it can help our customers achieve high environmental standards while ensuring quality, strong performance, and durability.”

The product us currently CalTrans approved and available in bulk from CEMEX for immediate use in California.

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