Lafarge Cement UK increase concrete longevity with Lafarge Endure SR

Lafarge Cement UK increase concrete longevity with Lafarge Endure SR
06 June 2019

Lafarge Cement UK (part of Aggregate Industries and LafargeHocim group) has launched a new high-performance, low-carbon, blended cement called Lafarge Endure SR.

The new CEM II cement is a blend of clinker and Portland fly ash to produce a cement with a lower embodied CO2 and improved plastic and hardened properties when used in concrete.  Endure SR is also resistant to sulphates, making it suitable for a wider variety of ground projects than CEM I blends. It has DC-4 durability standard to resist against sulphate and chloride attack, and is ideal for ready-mix, precast concrete, marine, grouting and tunnelling applications, says Aggregate Industries.

Steve Curley, commercial director at Aggregate Industries, said: "As its name suggests, Lafarge Endure SR is designed to dramatically increase the longevity of the concrete it forms a part of. It is a great solution for contractors that want to reduce the environmental impact of their build while simultaneously improving its life span.

"In addition to its lower embodied CO2, Lafarge Endure SR uses 10 per cent less water than CEM I to reach workable consistency and offers improve pumpability and mixing efficiency. Each of these benefits adds up to a cement that is truly forward-thinking."

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