Reliable Service for Reliable Cement
From our array of grinding aids to quality improvers and functional additives, our cement additive portfolio is centered around enabling cement producers to make higher-quality, more-sustainable cement. Our unique customization process allows us to create specific formulations dialed in to exact specifications of cement plants all across the globe.
Cement Product Solutions
Greater Grinding Starts Here
The liquid grinding aids we create help to improve cement flowability, grinding efficiency and mill throughput. This results in decreased energy consumption and improved material handling.
- TAVERO® HEA2® products: Grinding aids and flowability enhancers for Portland cement and other hydraulic cements.
- DARAGRIND® products: Developed to grind a variety of minerals, such as limestone, calcium carbonate, silica and quicklime.
Cementing A Better Quality Product
Our liquid quality improvers enhance the grinding process, improve quality, and allow for the addition of lower-cost, environmentally-friendly materials to cement.
- OPTEVA® ESE® products: Increase early compressive strength and are-chloride free. Particularly suited for the activation of Pozzolans and Slag.
- OPTEVA® CBA® products: Particularly suited for limestone cements, these boost compressive strength at medium to later stages. They also improve mortar flow and reduce concrete water demands.
- Customized additives are available to meet the needs of individual plants and cements, such as:
- Higher strengths at all ages
- Setting time acceleration or retardation
- Reduction of water demand and increase of slump retention in concrete
- Reduction of the carbon footprint of cement
Functional Additives for a More Functional Process
Our functional additives portfolio features SYNCHRO® liquid cement additives for chromium reduction as well as TYTRON®, HYDROPHOBE® and AIRALON® additives for high-performance masonry cements.
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