Friday 20 October 2017

Understanding the Industry

Concrete is the second most consumed material after water.

It is estimated that approximately 25 billion tons of concrete are manufactured globally every year. Concrete is made from a mixture of
cement, aggregates and water.

Cement is created by combining finely ground clinker with gypsum and chemical additives.

Aggregates comprising materials such as stone, sand and gravel are indispensable ingredients in ready-mix concrete, asphalt and mortar.

Concrete is strong and durable, resistant to deterioration and damage. It insulates from temperature and noise.

It allows for a large range of shapes, textures and structural approaches. It can be readily recycled and reused as base material for roads,
sidewalks and concrete slabs, sparing the use of raw materials. Global in scope, but locally based, the industry contributes significantly
to local economies.