Al Rafidain - Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC)

Portland cement for civil engineering, building applications, ready-mixed concrete and concrete products where high performance/strength is needed.


Al Rafidain - Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) CEM I (42.5 R)

Portland cement was the first cement to be produced all over the world, and the most popular one. It was named “Portland” because of the similarity in shape and color with the cement material and limestone, which exists in Portland Island, in England. It is defined as the hydraulic bonding grey fine powder, which is the result of crushing a dry mix, made of clinker and gypsum. Adding and mixing water to it hardens this grey fine powder, which is known as the initial setting, and this is what makes it resistant to water and able to bear compressive stresses.

Uses and applications :
It can be used in all concrete construction such as reinforced buildings, water tanks, roads, and any other building works, which are not subjected to sulfate effect.
It also can be used in relevant industries of the construction, as hollow and solid blocks, tiles and railway line concrete support.

Standard specifications: CEM I (42.5 R) :
 - Iraqi Standard (IQ.S 5:1984) Type I.
 - European Standard Specifications (EN 197-1:2011) Type I.

Properties :

Packing :
 - Bags: 50 Kg/bag
 - Jumbo plastic bags: 500 Kg/bag, 1000 Kg/bag, 1500 Kg/bag
 - It is also available in bulk.

Storage :
It is recommended to follow the coming instructions:
 - Storage should be done in a dry place and away from ground moisture.
 - It is preferable to store it on wooden bases.
 - Cement should be covered to avoid the rain.
 - It is recommended not to pile up any more than ten bags, some on others.

Shelf time :
It is recommended to retest the cement after 6 weeks since the production date.

Safety recommendations : 
It is recommended to follow the coming instructions:
Avoid the contact of the cement with the eyes and the skin since it may cause an allergic reaction.
Use gloves and glasses to protect hands and eyes in case of spray applications, or manual mixings.
How to clean the cement remains of the used tools
Before setting: by using clean water.
After setting: by using mechanical methods.

Environment concept :
It is advised and recommended to follow local environmental instructions.








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