All Purpose Cement

Create concrete possibilities with AfriSam's All Purpose Cement with C-Tech. As a 42,5N, this popular product is the best performer for concrete, mortar and plaster application.

The result of intensive research, this market-leading product is a specially blended cement of unsurpassed quality.

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Features & Benefits

Versatility: With 40% better early strength, AfriSam All Purpose Cement is ideal for a wide variety of applications. These include brick and block making, reservoirs, swimming pools, precast operations and shotcrete, as well as structural concrete, plaster and mortar.

Better cohesiveness: Adding Fly Ash to Portland cement increases the cohesiveness of the mix and improves workability. Microscopic spheres in the Fly Ash improve the water demand of mortars and plasters made with All Purpose Cement. Plus, the resultant mix bonds plaster better because of its stickiness.

Reduced permeability: Mineral components improve concrete density, and reduce the potential penetration of harmful substances such as oxygen, moisture, carbon dioxide, chloride or sulphates. This minimises the risk of corrosion, improves durability and makes for stronger structures.

Mass Concrete Structures: Created for the builder who aspires to perfection in every structure, AfriSam All Purpose Cement has mineral components which allow for a low heat of hydration, creating concrete that cracks less and is more dependable.

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Applications

AfriSam All Purpose cement is suitable for any application where high early strength is not of utmost importance.

It is ideal for many applications because of its consistent strength, workability and durability.

It can be used in all your structural, building and masonry applications:

  • Brick and block making
  • Reservoirs and swimming pools
  • Precast operations
  • Road stabilisation
  • Mining applications
  • Structural concrete
  • Plaster and mortar
  • Shotcrete

'How-to' Guide

This is your guide to choosing a suitable All Purpose Cement strength for your specific use, and how to mix it.

Low Strength Concrete

For low-strength 10-15 MPa (nominal at 28 days), this concrete mix is best used for unreinforced foundations in single-storey houses and free-standing walls.

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Medium Strength Concrete

For medium strength 15-25 MPa (nominal at 28 days) this concrete mix is suitable for reinforced foundations and slabs, light-duty house floors, paths, patios, steps, driveways and garage floors.

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High Strength Concrete

For high strength 25-30 MPa (nominal at 28 days), this concrete is suitable for suspended structural beams and slabs; precast items such as flagstones and heavy-duty surfaces such as workshop floors.

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Ultra-High Strength Concrete

For ultra-high strength at 45 MPa, this concrete mix is suitable for suspended structural beams and slabs, columns and water retaining structures.

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