USA: Survey to find most commonly-produced cement

USA: Survey to find most commonly-produced cement
14 June 2016

Type II cement is the most common Portland cement type produced in the US and Type IL is the most common blended cement produced, according to a recent PCA report. The results of the PCA’s survey othat the Product Standard and Technology Committee conducted in 2015 are presented in - Chemical and Physical Characteristics of US Hydraulic Cements: 2014.

Although Type II cements have been the most widely-produced cement for some time, Type IL cements have only been defined in US specifications since 2012. The environmental benefits of Portland limestone cements have lead to a relatively rapid acceptance of these cements in the marketplace.

The survey compiled yearly average data on physical and chemical characteristics of commercially-available cements manufactured in the US in 2014, focussing on characteristics referenced in specifications.

Included is a summary of 134 Portland cements manufactured under ASTM C150/AASHTO M 85, 28 blended cements produced under ASTM C595/AASHTO M 240, 11 hydraulic cements produced under ASTM C1157, 66 ASTM C91 masonry cements, eight ASTM C1328 plastic (stucco) cements, and four ASTM C1329 mortar cements.

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