Cement is a substance that binds materials together by setting, hardening, and adhering to them. It’s made by combining calcium, silica, aluminium, iron, and other elements in a well controlled chemical reaction.
Cement is made from shells, limestone, and chalk or marl, as well as slate, shale, clay, blast furnace slag, silica sand, and iron ore. When these materials are heated to high temperatures, they transform into a rock-like ingredient which use to be pulverised into the fine powder we know as cement.
What is Cement Additive?
Cement additives are chemicals or materials that are mixed into the cement slurry to increase the cement’s performance. Accelerators, retarders, fluid-loss additives, dispersants, extenders, weighing agents, and lost circulation additives are among the cement additives. The additives added to the cement come in liquid or powder form, and they improve the aesthetics and functionality of residential and commercial structures.
World-wide Cement Additives Market Outlook
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The need for cement additives malaysia is increasing as consumers become more interested in using high-quality cement for better infrastructure. Over the forecast period, the market is expected to develop due to rising building activities in emerging economies and the high rate of urbanisation. However, strict government regulations on the use of certain chemicals in cement that are hazardous to the environment, as well as price fluctuations in raw materials, are some of the primary restraints that may limit the market’s expansion. Furthermore, the quick advancement and growing demand for cement additives in developing nations is expected to drive market expansion throughout the forecast period.
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Process of making the cement can be briefly outlined as follows.
- Raw material extraction from the quarry
- Grinding, measuring and blending
- Pre-heated stage
- Kiln stage
- Cooling and Final crunching
- Packing and shipping
In the production of cement, raw ingredients such as calcium, silicon, iron, and aluminium are needed. The most common materials used to meet these requirements are limestone, clay, and sand. Limestone is utilised to meet calcium requirements, with sand and clay added in tiny amounts to meet silicon, iron, and aluminium requirements. In addition, a variety of different raw materials are utilised in the production of cement. The addition of various materials is determined by the production requirements.
Proportioning and grinding are carried out once the raw materials have been collected. In general, the proportions of limestone and clay are 80 percent and 20 percent, respectively. The materials are then pre-headed as a measure to boost the process’ productivity and make it more environmentally friendly. Furthermore, pre-heading makes use of the kiln’s hot gases.
The production process is carried out in the kiln, which is a revolving furnace. After the raw ingredients have been heated, a slurry of materials is created in this phase (Kiln phase). The temperature in the kiln’s middle section is around 1000°C, and degradation of the limestone is occurring there. When CO2 is liberated from the reaction, CaO will remain.