A cement is a binder, a substance used for construction that sets, hardens, and adheres to other materials to bind them together. Cement is seldom used on its own, but rather to bind sand and gravel together. Cement mixed with fine aggregate produces mortar for masonry, or with sand and gravel, produces concrete.
Types of Cement Grades:
The grade indicates the strength of cement. Strength is generally measured as compressive strength. Before buying the cement, you should check the grades because it highly affects the strength of your structure. These are the types & grades available in the Market.
OPC Grade Cement-
OPC means Ordinary Portland Cement is a fully automated and dry manufacturing process. It is available in two different grades-OPC-43 & OPC-53.
OPC-43: This type of cement is used for plain concrete work and plastering works.
OPC-53: This type of cement is used for the structural purposes as in reinforced cement concrete.
PPC Grade Cement-
PPC means Portland Pozzolana Cement is a fully automated and dry manufacturing process and also contains gypsum and pozzolanic materials. This cement is used for all types of constructions especially for dams & bridges where strong resistivity is required. It also offers the best surface finish.
PSC Grade Cement-
PSC means Portland Slag Cement is manufactured by inter-grinding in Portland cement clinker. This cement has replaced partially Ordinary Portland Cement and has many environmental and economic benefits.
Super Grade Cement-
Super grade cement contains high strength. This type of cement uses advanced techniques and manufactured by limited companies like Ultratech, Ramco cement.