HOLCIM STRONG

Holcim Cement GU Type

HOLCIM STRONG HOLCIM CEMENT GU TYPE

Holcim Strong GU Type Cement is designed for all types of construction, having as its main characteristics its strength, durability and outstanding performance that meets and exceeds the standards of the NTE INEN 2380 norm.

Description and characteristics

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.

Advantage

Excellent mechanical resistance for all types of constructions

  • Improves the workability of the mixtures.
  • Reduces segregation and exudation.
  • Reduces the heat of hydration and consequently the tendency to cracking.
  • Favorable setting times for construction in general.
  • It provides chemical resistance to sulphate attack, chloride diffusion and alkali-aggregate reaction.
  • Significant savings in cement-consumption per cubic meter of concrete.
HOLCIM STRONG HOLCIM CEMENT GU TYPE

Resistance

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

HOLCIM STRONG HOLCIM CEMENT GU TYPE

Recommended uses

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:

  • Foundations and columns
  • Beams and pillars
  • Slabs and mortars
  • Masonry in general
  • Roads and pavements
  • Industrial floors
  • Tanks and channels of non-residual water
  • Blocks and paving stones
  • Pipes and poles
HOLCIM STRONG HOLCIM CEMENT GU TYPE

General Recommendations

  • Maintain adequate storage conditions.
  • Use drinking water.
  • Sand and stones must be impurity-free.
  • Perform the design of the proportions of the mixture (concrete or mortar).
  • Use the least amount of water possible; only the necessary for the
  • workability of the mixture.
  • Mix the materials long enough to obtain a uniform mass.
  • Carry out a good placement-process until the formworks are well-filled, without segregation of the concrete.
  • Compact the concrete with suitable procedures according to the
  • consistency of the mixture.
  • Cure the concrete to obtain the specified resistance, keeping the surfaces of the elements moist for at least the first seven days.
  • Avoid the drying of the concrete during its setting and first-hardening.
HOLCIM STRONG HOLCIM CEMENT GU TYPE

Quality

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.

HOLCIM STRONG HOLCIM CEMENT GU TYPE
Chemical requirements

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.

Physical requirements
HOLCIM STRONG HOLCIM CEMENT GU TYPE
HOLCIM STRONG HOLCIM CEMENT GU TYPE

Storage

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.

HOLCIM STRONG HOLCIM CEMENT GU TYPE

Applications of the product

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.

Holcim’s Expert recommends

  • Maintain adequate storage conditions.
  • Use drinking water.
  • Sand and stones must be impurity-free.
  • Perform the design of the proportions of the mixture (concrete or mortar).
  • Use the least amount Use the least amount of water possible; only the necessary for the workability of the mixture.of water possible; only the necessary for the workability of the mixture.
  • Mix the materials long enough to obtain a uniform mass.

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