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Gray Cement

Cement is a hydraulic binder which hardens independently when mixed with water and remains solid in air as well as in water. The essential raw materials for the cement production are lime stone, clay and sand.

The most common cement is the so-called gray cement, which is called Portland cement in its purest form. The name was invented by Joseph Aspdin in his patent in 1824. It refers to the lime stone (Portland stone) from the Isle of Portland, a peninsula at the English Channel. Gray cement is most commonly used for producing mortar and concrete and is one of the most important binders for building materials worldwide. Depending on the production, Portland cement may be gray or white.

It’s the mixture

Gray cement meets different applications. In view of ecological and economic aspects, nowadays, Portland cement components are increasingly substituted by e.g. blast-furnace slags, puzzolana, fly ashes or lime stone powders. They influence the parameters of the cement e.g. workability, strength development and durability. Thus, the cement can be optimally tailored to the requirements on the construction site. And, there is more to it than that: Carbon dioxide emissions are reduced, too.

Dyckerhoff cement is firmly established in numerous constructions: large and famous, small and neat, just next door and everywhere in the world. In addition to standard cements, there are numerous specialties such as premium cements and products for infrastructure construction, geotechnical engineering and drilling.

The cement is either delivered in bulk (pickup and dispatch in silo trucks up to the customer) or in 25 kg bags (3 layers: 2 x high-quality paper layers + 1 x LDPE foil).

Premium Cements Premium Cements

Standard cements with special properties for the production of special concretes of highest performance.

Standard Cements Standard Cements

Portland, Portland-composite, blast furnace and composite cements are standard binders for concretes.

Infrastructure Construction Infrastructure Construction

Standard and special binders for the construction of roads, tunnels or airports, as well as binders for building restoration and soil treatment.

Geotechnical Engineering Geotechnical Engineering

Ultra-fine cements, sealing wall, injection and backfill materials.

Product Range Product Range

Our products sold from the German cement plants: Amöneburg, Deuna, Geseke, Göllheim, Lengerich, Neuss and Neuwied.

Reference Projekts Reference Projekts

Dyckerhoff cements are components of interesting structures such as buildings, bridges, tunnels, traffic routes – and much more.

Contacts Contacts

Your contacts for our gray cements.