Cement and Admixtures

An overview of interactions between cement and concrete admixtures incl. cement additives such as grinding aids
Target Group:
Sales, marketing and consulting engineers, R&D staff
In order to enhance the performance of fresh and hardened concrete and avoid negative effects on quality, a detailed understanding of interactions between concrete admixtures and cement is necessary. Comprehensive knowledge is particularly needed in the case of using cements blended with e.g. blastfurnace slag, limestone, fly ash or calcined clay. The seminar will give an overview of the wide range of common and new concrete admixtures. Participants will gain extended basic knowledge about the interactions between concrete admixtures and Portland cement as well as blended cements. In particular, the influences of temperature on cement-superplasticizer-interactions will be discussed. Cement additives such as grinding aids and performance enhancers are further elements of the seminar. New results of research activities on the different working mechanisms and the influence of concrete admixtures and cement additives on hydration and other properties of fresh and hardened concrete will also be presented. The seminar includes a visit to the CEMEX Research Group in Brügg b. Biel, Switzerland.
  • Introductory general report: History, facts, application, effects
  • Plasticizers and superplasticizers
  • Air-entraining agents
  • Retarders and hydration inhibitors
  • Accelerators
  • Shrinkage-reducing admixtures
  • Chromate-reducing admixtures
  • Grinding aids and cement performance enhancers
Further details:
Date Venue Nearest airport Price Registration deadline
23-24.10.2018 Brügg, Switzerland Zurich 1,350.00 EUR 28.09.2018

The above price is for ECRA members only. Non-members will be charged double. There is a discount of 25% for each additional participant from the same company address.

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