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Petrographic microsope image of etched polished section: alite is blue, belite is brown

Are you in Cement Production?
Is Your Concrete Crumbling Before Your Eyes?
Or Perhaps You Are Just Interested in Cement Generally?

Now available as
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Probe the Essentials of Cement Production, the Chemistry of Cement Hydration and Deleterious Processes in Concrete

If you want to know about cement, you've come to the right place.

This web site is about how Portland cement is made, what happens when it is mixed with water, and some of the things that can go wrong.

There are over 60 pages of information here with more being added, so if you are looking for something in particular it may well be here. If it isn't, do use the Contact Form to tell us.

If you want to take things to a higher level, try our "Understanding Cement" book or e-book - just click the images to the left for more information.

If you are not already a subscriber to the Newsletter, please join us today! When you subscribe, there are some nice freebies you can download:

  • Four petrographic microscope images and two SEM images of cement, concrete and aggregate you can use as screensavers or desktop images (jpg format)

  • Our Cement Glossary with over 100 definitions of terms used in cement science - (a pdf file)

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We'll send you the Newsletter once a month or so, with what's new on the website, new images you can download and other things of cementitious interest.

Enjoy browsing the web site and I hope you find what you are looking for.

Nick Winter

***Last updated 2nd November 2014***

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