CEMEX provides high-performance, innovative cementitious solutions to be
the best for customers evolving needs, drawing on our market-leading
customer service, technical expertise & logistics capability.
CEMEX is proud to manufacture a wide range of British cements from three UK factories at Rugby, Warwickshire; South Ferriby, Lincolnshire and Tilbury, Kent, using locally quarried materials and additives – British cement Helping to Build a Greater Britain.
We supply cement and fly ash in bulk tankers by road, rail and sea to discerning customers throughout the UK for readymix concrete and precast concrete products. We also offer a wide range of packed cement and cementitious products which are distributed to builders through a national network of builders merchant partners.
At CEMEX we pioneered the inclusion of recycled materials into our cements to produce more sustainable cements with lighter carbon footprints. Our Carbon Labelling and Carbon Footprint Calculator were industry firsts We help our customers improve the sustainability credentials of their products and projects with technical advice and the correct selection of product type.
Cement is a fine powder, obtained from the calcination at 1,450°C of a mix of limestone, clay, and iron ore. The product of the calcination process is clinker—the main ingredient of cement—that is finely ground with gypsum and other chemical additives to produce cement.
Some properties of cement-based products are:
||The hydration reaction between cement and water is unique: the material will set and then harden. Interestingly, the hydraulic nature of the reaction allows hydrated cement to harden even under water.
||Prior to setting and hardening, hydrated cement exhibits plastic behavior. Therefore, it can be cast into molds of different shapes and forms, and can generate aesthetically interesting architectures difficult to achieve with other construction materials.
||When properly used (e.g., good concrete mix design practices), cement can yield structures which have a long service life that withstand extreme changes in weather conditions and chemical attack.
||Cement–based material can provide excellent noise insulation with the appropriate design.