Specialty Cement, Concrete and Mortar Information Specialty cement, concrete and mortar contain specialized binders such as K silicate, calcium aluminate, sulfur, and oxysulfate or polymer resins. They cure or set through film drying (air setting), chemical reactions, thermoset bonds, hydraulic bonds, hot melting, and multiple component binder systems. Unlike conventional construction products, specialty concrete is not based on Portland cement. Instead, specialty concrete consists of...
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Q & A on Specialty Cement, Concrete, and Mortar

We asked our users for their input on Specialty Cement, Concrete, and Mortar. Here are the results of 79 users familiar with Specialty Cement, Concrete, and Mortar.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice

Who Took Our Poll?Top

Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing specialty cement, concrete and mortar design?
12 answers
Answers:
The emissions created by the production of this material. We only look to companies who have so2 dry injection systems in their manufacturing facilities to purchase from.
~Mark Toman, Director of Business Development, Toronto, Canada
Shrinkage compensation for both cement, concrete and mortar. Electro conductivity for repair mortar.
~Chiaki M, Consultant, Kobe, Japan
The technologies of polymeric cement for the time of the work and time of come speed.
~Architect/Builder/Contractor, Monterrey, Mexico
Chemistry is assisting in the trade usage of Specialty Mix design and uses.
~Fred S, Estimator, Marietta, GA
Geopolymers Manufactured pozzlan materials Caustic magnesia utilization
~Research & Development, Maddingley, Australia
Nanotechnology, superplastifiers, air enclosures
~Fernando C., Engineering Consultant, Bilbao, Spain
Polymers, fibers, flex fiber matting
~Theuns C, Manufacturer, Pretoria, South Africa
Strength and Materials Availability
~Timoteo Villaflor, Engineer, Jizan, Saudi Arabia
Ad mixtures, mineral additives
~Quality Control/Assurance, Santiago, Dominican Republic
Polymer technology
~Marketing/Sales, Bradford, Great Britain
Additives
~Raymundo De La G., Production Engineer, Cd. Juarez, Mexico
Dustless
~Hervé BROSSAS, Engineer, Lyon, France

Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative specialty cement, concrete and mortar?
13 answers
Answers:
In Japan, Newtech has jointly developed very low shrinkage repair mortar, for mortar. Denka is the leading company who has experience and product with CSA cement to minimize shrinkage.
~Chiaki M, Consultant, Kobe, Japan
Portland has made great strides in the areas of environmentally friendly manufacturing, but still have a ways to go in terms of the technology used for their emission reduction.
~Mark Toman, Director of Business Development, Toronto, Canada
Those who are using nanotechnologies, coloidal mixers for mortars, self compacting concrete
~Fernando C., Engineering Consultant, Bilbao, Spain
I like that new green cement but i do not know if its out there yet.
~Angel M, Research & Development, Brooklyn, NY
We are currently user of FOSROC & BASF Products
~Timoteo Villaflor, Engineer, Jizan, Saudi Arabia
BASF,Euclid,Holcim, Cemex
~Raymundo De La G., Production Engineer, Cd. Juarez, Mexico
Sauereisen, Carboline
~Architect/Builder/Contractor, Monterrey, Mexico
Schwenk Zement KG
~Marketing/Sales, Düsseldorf, Germany
Lafarge, Medusa
~Fred S, Estimator, Marietta, GA
Flexcrete
~Marketing/Sales, Bradford, Great Britain
Calcia
~Hervé BROSSAS, Engineer, Lyon, France
Holcim
~Theuns C, Manufacturer, Pretoria, South Africa
Contek
~Quality Control/Assurance, Santiago, Dominican Republic

Applications and UseTop

Q:
What are some of the applications you have used specialty cement, concrete and mortar for?
16 answers
Answers:
My application is floor protection of chemical attack with monolitic products. Attack chemical with sulfuric acid to 2%-98%, clorhidric acid to 20-28%.
~Architect/Builder/Contractor, Monterrey, Mexico
Supplies to build a water treatment plant. I'm working in a concrete mixer plant. I have to use some additives cement type II ( sulphate resistant)
~Raymundo De La G., Production Engineer, Cd. Juarez, Mexico
Universal binder impure water setting cements and motors rapid setting motors advanced plaster mixes organic material binding
~Research & Development, Maddingley, Australia
In the field of formulated mortars: for facade, renders, tile mortars, technical mortars
~Hervé BROSSAS, Engineer, Lyon, France
Construction Sector - Commercial, Residential and Industrial Projects
~Timoteo Villaflor, Engineer, Jizan, Saudi Arabia
To build two developments, one residential and one commercial.
~Mark Toman, Director of Business Development, Toronto, Canada
Cellular concrete, high strength concrete, self level concrete
~Fernando C., Engineering Consultant, Bilbao, Spain
Lightweight polymer modified, fiber reinforced cement
~Theuns C, Manufacturer, Pretoria, South Africa
Tunnel repair for high speed rail, and others, a lot.
~Chiaki M, Consultant, Kobe, Japan
Trying to make it better, have not used it in public
~Angel M, Research & Development, Brooklyn, NY
Concrete repair, renders, tile adhesives, coatings
~Marketing/Sales, Bradford, Great Britain
Building NFL stadiums and other Facilities
~Fred S, Estimator, Marietta, GA
Water vapor reduction, efflorescence.
~Purchasing, Auburn, NY
To make design mix
~Quality Control/Assurance, Santiago, Dominican Republic
International
~Marketing/Sales, Düsseldorf, Germany
Building
~Engineering, Process/Production, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that specialty cement, concrete and mortar have been used for.
8 answers
Answers:
None. Simply building residential homes and commercial shopping plazas.
~Mark Toman, Director of Business Development, Toronto, Canada
Grouting Mortar thickness more than Manufacturers SpecificatioI
~Timoteo Villaflor, Engineer, Jizan, Saudi Arabia
In floor of food work/ milk/bread/and galvanized plants.
~Architect/Builder/Contractor, Monterrey, Mexico
I use liquid soap for more fluid concrete.
~Fernando C., Engineering Consultant, Bilbao, Spain
Large vase and water feature manufacture
~Theuns C, Manufacturer, Pretoria, South Africa
Retarder, Water reductions, accelerates
~Raymundo De La G., Production Engineer, Cd. Juarez, Mexico
Reduced efflorescence
~Hervé BROSSAS, Engineer, Lyon, France
Under water casting
~Fred S, Estimator, Marietta, GA

Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of specialty cement, concrete and mortar?
6 answers
Answers:
As above, grout was applied on to floor to make the surface flat but cased a lot of cracks. Applied ordinary mortar to fill more than 5cm deep x 30cm x 30cm hole, required a lot of time and man power.
~Chiaki M, Consultant, Kobe, Japan
Not being fully educated on the product and therefore building un-sound buildings with problems with cracks and unstable foundations.
~Mark Toman, Director of Business Development, Toronto, Canada
Less quality of cement => alkali reaction
~Hervé BROSSAS, Engineer, Lyon, France
The most: wrong use of additives
~Fernando C., Engineering Consultant, Bilbao, Spain
Not in my experience yet
~Timoteo Villaflor, Engineer, Jizan, Saudi Arabia
Yes I know
~Raymundo De La G., Production Engineer, Cd. Juarez, Mexico

FeaturesTop

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
10 answers
Answers:
Quick-setting, flexible material produced from facilities that are state-of-the-art in terms of emission control technology installed.
~Mark Toman, Director of Business Development, Toronto, Canada
More cheap nanotechnologies, more I+D+i funds, to update standards for construction and design using this technology.
~Fernando C., Engineering Consultant, Bilbao, Spain
Zero emission ability to be bespoke reduced dependency on aggregate grade
~Research & Development, Maddingley, Australia
Reproducibility, regularity, reactivity with CO2 reduced, PMES
~Hervé BROSSAS, Engineer, Lyon, France
Specific Products Database of Product Distributor
~Timoteo Villaflor, Engineer, Jizan, Saudi Arabia
Fast setting, non shrinking, durable
~Marketing/Sales, Bradford, Great Britain
Recommendations, Technical Data
~Raymundo De La G., Production Engineer, Cd. Juarez, Mexico
Roofing structures lightweight
~Theuns C, Manufacturer, Pretoria, South Africa
Heat Tolerance
~Fred S, Estimator, Marietta, GA
Build houses
~Angel M, Research & Development, Brooklyn, NY

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of specialty cement, concrete and mortar?
6 answers
Answers:
Apply concrete/grout/mortar at appropriate thickness, which is designed for the thickness, by the supplier. Do not apply cementitious grout for open air, such as flooring, at any thickness.
~Chiaki M, Consultant, Kobe, Japan
Always the lab conditions are different from the site conditions, so make a lot of trials and don't worry to make mistakes. The time will give you the reason.
~Fernando C., Engineering Consultant, Bilbao, Spain
Check carefully the Manufacturers Specification against the Project Specification.
~Timoteo Villaflor, Engineer, Jizan, Saudi Arabia
Watch the performance and sustainability before the reduction of costs.
~Hervé BROSSAS, Engineer, Lyon, France
Do not add water to your concrete, use additive instead.
~Raymundo De La G., Production Engineer, Cd. Juarez, Mexico
Limited
~Theuns C, Manufacturer, Pretoria, South Africa

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using specialty cement, concrete and mortar?
8 answers
Answers:
It is better to get suitable advice from an experienced engineer, or sometimes get supervision.
~Chiaki M, Consultant, Kobe, Japan
Only buy from companies committed to improving their overall emission output.
~Mark Toman, Director of Business Development, Toronto, Canada
Product availability in the market where the project is located.
~Timoteo Villaflor, Engineer, Jizan, Saudi Arabia
Reproducibility instead of cost reduction
~Hervé BROSSAS, Engineer, Lyon, France
Be cautious but not griddy
~Fernando C., Engineering Consultant, Bilbao, Spain
Make sure it's water proof.
~Angel M, Research & Development, Brooklyn, NY
No I don't
~Raymundo De La G., Production Engineer, Cd. Juarez, Mexico
Limited
~Theuns C, Manufacturer, Pretoria, South Africa


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