Holcim Cement GU Type
Hydraulic cement is defined as that which is set and hardened by chemical reaction with water and is capable of doing so even under water. On the other hand, portland cements are defined as hydraulic cements produced by the clinker spray, which are made up essentially of hydraulic calcium silicates and usually contains one or more of the following elements: calcium sulphate, up to 5% limestone and additions of process (NTE INEN 151). The characteristics and requirements that portland cements must comply with are established in the NTE INEN 152 norm.
Excellent mechanical resistance for all types of constructions
Due to its suitable formulation, Holcim Strong GU Type cements allow to produce concretes with the required strengths for any type and size of construction, as their resistance is higher than those specified in the INEN 152, INEN 490 and INEN 2380 norms, for cements of general use
The Holcim Strong GU Type Cement complies with the provisions of the NTE INEN 2380 norm as a Type GU cement for general use, so it can be used in any type of construction works, such as:
The performance specifications contemplated in the INEN 2380 Norm indicate that GU Type cements are suitable for the construction of all types of concrete structures where special properties are not required.
Our Holcim Strong GU Type Cement is a high-quality product that exceeds the requirements established in the NTE INEN 2380 Norm, providing safety and confidence to the builder in all fields of engineering.
No chemical requirements are specified for cements for performance in NTE INEN 2380; however, the individual ground and mixed constituents must be analyzed during production.
Bagged cement should be stored in ventilated and moisture-free environments to prevent hydration and settling. It is recommended to stack it for up to 10 sacks and place them on pallets so that the air circulates through the lower part; for this reason, it is recommended not to put the bags against the walls.
When the bagged cement is stored correctly, it can be stored for up to 60 days. It is important to check the date of packaging that appears printed on each package to ensure that the cement that is received is of recent manufacture.
To store cement in bulk, you must have silos of at least 30 tons, considering that this is the average capacity transported by bulk trucks.