DE NEEF® MC 500® Data Sheet

Product Description

DE NEEF® MC 500® MICROFINE® Cement is a blast furnace slag based cement composed of ultrafine particles, designed for injection into loose soils, rock, concrete, and down-hole applications. DE NEEF® MC 500® has a grain size of d95 equal to 9.5 microns and a d50 of 3.5 microns. The composition is comparable to high sulfate – resistant cements. It is suited for stabilizing or sealing all earthen foundations; especially for permanent structures such as tunnels, dams, deep foundations and oil storage tanks. Because MC-500 cures into a hardened concrete, it causes no pollution to underground soils or water supplies.

DE NEEF® MC 500® is used with NS-200, a superplasticizer, to prevent clumping of microfine cements. It is generally used at 1-2 wt. % of the dry cement weight. 

Product Advantages

  • Excellent penetration into fine sands and finely cracked rock
  • High cured strength- chemically activated to produce rapid curing to high strength
  • Excellent durability- impermeable to ground water and seawater
  • Low permeability- 10-9 cm/s permeability for neat grout.

Product Applications

  • Geotechnical grouting
  • Oil well remedial cementing
  • Seal off underground streams
  • Create cut off walls for dam construction
  • Reinforce foundations in dams and buildings
  • Reinforce and waterproof tunnel walls and roofs
  • Create waterproof basins for reservoirs
  • Facilitate all types of excavation
  • Stabilize hazardous waste.
  • Provide secondary containment for nuclear waste


A colloidal mixer is necessary for mixing DE NEEF® MC 500®. The order of addition to the tank is: water, NS-200, mix, then add DE NEEF® MC 500®.

Contact a DE NEEF® technical services representative for application specific installation procedures.

Packaging & Handling

55 lb bags
40 bags per pallet.

Store on pallets in dry and cool location.

NS-200: 3.5 gallon pails (35 lb). Store in original containers at or above 60⁰F.

One Component Grout Mix

DE NEEF® MC 500® GROUT MIX (55 LB BAG)    
Batch Size 5 Bages (275 lbs) 4 Bages (220 lbs) 3 Bages (165)
Water: Cement 1:1 2:1 3:1
Water 33 gal. 53 gal. 60 gal.
NS-200 0.28 gal. 0.22 gal. 0.16 gal.
MC-500 275 lbs. 220 lbs. 165 lbs.
TOTAL 44 gal. 62 gal. 67 gal.
TOTAL 555 lbs 669 lbs 672 lbs

Set time for above mixes is 3-5 hours

Health and Safety

Freshly mixed cement grout may cause skin injury. Avoid contact with skin where possible and wash exposed skin promptly with water. Use dust mask when breaking bags and mixing. Avoid eye contact, if exposed, rinse immediately with water and seek prompt medical attention. Always use protective clothing, gloves, and goggles during use. Do not ingest. Refer to SDS for detailed safety precautions.

In the event of an EMERGENCY call: CHEMTREC 800-424-9300.


Grain Size 9.5 d95 ASTM C204
Grain Size 3.5 d50 ASTM C204
Bulk Specific Gravity 0.7 g/cm3 ASTM C150
Absolute Density 2.9 g/cm3 ASTM C150
Volume 0.041 gal/lb ASTM C150
Surface Area 1.6 x 104 cm2/g BET Method
  NS-200= 2% by weight . T=20⁰C
Marsh Funnel Mix Time* Run Out
  0 min 29 s/dm3
  30 min 30 s/dm3
  60 min 30 s/dm3
  90 min 30 s/dm3
Sedimentation Mix Time* By Volume
  30 min 0%
  60 min 2%
  90 min 3%
3d 3.0 N/mm2 435 psi
7d 4.0 N/mm2 580 psi
14d 4.5 N/mm2 653 psi
28d 4.5 N/mm2 653 psi

* Suspension mixed continuously at 350 rpm until tested.
** Measured on 4 cm x 4 cm x 16 cm prisms.
Note: The data shown above reflects typical results based on laboratory testing under controlled conditions. Reasonable variations from the above data may be expected. | North America Customer Service: +1 (877) 423 6491

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Last Updated: 2024-06-21