WHERE IS CEMENT USED?
Cement is a basic binder of concrete, which is the most consumed construction material in the world after water.
Cement factories, which operate in Turkey, manufacture according to the TS EN standards harmonized with the European (EN) standards.
Cements that are put into the market with CE trademark within the scope of TS EN Standards are produced according to the TS EN 197-1 (Cement –Section 1: General cements –Compound, properties and conformity criteria) standard.
In TS EN 197-1 standard, 27 different types of cement with 5 main types are defined by their additive types and additive amounts and strength classes.
Main cement classes:
|CEM I||Portland cement|
|CEM II||Portland composite cement|
|CEM III||Blast furnace slag cement|
|CEM IV||Pozzolanic cement|
|CEM V||Composite cement|
In addition to these, there are cements not described in the TS EN 197-1 standard. These are:
|TS EN 14216||Very Low-heat cement|
|TS EN 15743||Supersulfated cement|
|TS EN 14647||Calcium aluminate cement|
|TS EN 413-1||Masonry cement|