Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC)

The Portland Pozzolona Cement (PPC) produced by National Cement is quality cement with 32.5 R Strength Class.

The Portland Pozzolana Cement is a kind of blended Cement which is produced by either intergrinding of OPC clinker along with gypsum and pozzolanic materials in certain proportions or grinding the OPC clinker, gypsum and Pozzolanic materials separately and thoroughly blending them in certain proportions.

Pozzolana is a natural or artificial material containing silica in a reactive form. It may be further discussed as siliceous or siliceous and aluminous material which in itself possesses little, or no cementitious properties but will in finely divided form and in the presence of moisture, chemically react with calcium hydroxide at ordinary temperature to form compounds possessing cementitious properties. It is essential that pozzolana be in a finely divided state as it is only then that silica can combine with calcium hydroxide (liberated by the hydrating Portland cement) in the presence of water to form stable calcium silicates which have cementitious properties. The pozzolanic materials commonly used are volcanic ash, calcined clay, fly ash, and silica fumes.

The Portland Pozzolana Cement is ideal for general construction which does not required high early strength. Commonly, it is ideally suited for constructions such as hydraulic structures, mass concreting works, marine structures, masonry mortars and plastering, under aggressive conditions, and all other applications where Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) is used.

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