UNICEM is a cement that is ideal for general building operations, and the manufacture of cement-based products. UNICEM is a cement made at the PPC Bulawayo factory from high quality raw materials. Clinker being inter-ground with Gypsum and an appropriate amount of extender.
UNICEM is a general purpose cement. Typical applications are concrete, mortar, plaster, masonry products, paving, precast products, grouts, shotcrete, soil stabilisation. UNICEM is a tried and tested product that has been engineered to achieve a consistent and appropriate performance. UNICEM has been optimised for a broad range of applications, whilst maintaining the appropriate levels of quality. UNICEM is compatible with commercial chemical admixtures.
UNICEM is a cement designed to meet the 32,5 strength class of SABS EN 197-1 & SAZS EN 197 for Common Cements and is identified as:
- Cement SANS 50197 – 1/SABS EN 197
- Cement SAZS EN 197 CEM II/B-L 32.5
Where “L” represents Limestone and “B” exceeds 20% extender.
PPC Technical Services has comprehensively equipped chemical, cement and concrete laboratories and can supply specific information and assistance regarding cement and concrete technology.
|Chemical Composition||UNICEM CEM II/B-L 32.5N results||SANS 50197-1 requirements|
|Sulphur Trioxide: % by mass||
|Chlorides: % by mass||
All % calculated by mass.Beneath the second table, Please contact our sales and marketing department if actual figures are required.
|Physical Properties||UNICEM CEM II/B-L 32.5N results||SANS 50197-1 requirements
SAZS EN 197
CEM II/B-L 32,5
|Specific Surface (Blaine): m2/kg
Fineness: Residue on 212 pm screen: %
|Soundness: Le Chatelier Expansion (mm)||1||10 maximum|
Bulk density, aerated, kg/m3
Bulk density, as packed, kg/m3
|Approximate Volume: 50kg bag, litres||± 33|
IMPORTANT NOTE: The information and/or specifications contained herein are given in good faith as being true and accurate but no liability is accepted by PPC, its employees, distributors, representatives or agents, for any loss or damage, direct or indirect, resulting from using the information, following the specifications or adopting recommendations and/or suggestions as actual conditions of use are beyond its control. This data sheet was published in November 2006.
Bulk storage silos should be inspected on a regular basis to ensure that the inspection hatch seal is watertight and filters are clean and unblocked. Cement bags are not waterproof and should be stored under cover, off the ground to a maximum height of 12 bags.
UNICEM is available from the Bulawayo Sales Office and various retail outlets.
Bags – 50 kg Polypropylene bags
- Unitised 40 bags (2 tons) per unit
- Unitised on a pallet 40 bags (2 tons) per unit
- Unitised on a pallet and covered with plastic hood. 40 bags (2 tons) per unit.
(Please note the hood is shower-proof NOT waterproof)
- Bulk cement in road or rail tankers is not recommended as the high transportation cost does not make this viable