SYNOPSIS

ALCCOFINE1203 performs in superior manner than all other mineral admixtures used in concrete within India. Due to its inbuilt CaO content, ALCCOFINE1203 triggers two way reactions during hydration •

Primary reaction of cement hydration.

Pozzolanic reaction: ALCCOFINE also consumes by product calcium hydroxide from the hydration of cement to form additional C-S-H gel, similar to pozzolans.

This results in denser pore structure and ultimately higher strength gain.

This booklet presents results of examination carried out on ALCCOFINE1203 in comparison with Silica Fume in concrete, and the effect it has on workability, water requirement, admixture requirement, strength and durability. Thus, obtained results confirm that properly designed mixes with judicious use of ALCCOFINE 1203 exhibits superior properties than Silica Fume.

INTRODUCTION
As a result of growth in advance technology in concrete, high performance concrete (HPC) has gained world wide popularity in the construction industry since 1990. In practice, high performance concrete, are generally characterized by high cement factors and very low w/cm ratios. Such concrete suffer from two major weaknesses. It is extremely difficult to obtained proper workability, and to retain the workability for sufficiently long period of time with such concrete mixes. High dosage of high range water reducing agents(HRWR) then become a necessity, and resulting cohesive and thixotropic, sticky mixes are equally difficult to place and compact fully and efficiently. These problem indicate that there is probably a critical limit for the water content below which high HRWR dosage become not only essential but also unhelpful and undesirable, and often even harmful from a durability point of view. In high performance concrete applications, Silica Fume is generally proposed as the appropriate cement extender where high strength, low permeability are the prime requirements. Though silica fume is known to improve durability, its addition in concrete is often negated by the increase water and/or admixture dosage required to improve the workability and handling properties of the fresh concrete. ALCCOFINE 1203 is a specially processed product based on slag of high glass content with high reactivity obtained through the process of controlled granulation. The raw materials are composed primary of low calcium silicates. The processing with other select ingredients results in controlled particle size distribution (PSD). The computed blain value based on PSD is around 12000cm2/gm and is truly ultra fine. Due to its unique chemistry and ultra fine particle size, ALCCOFINE1203 provides reduced water demand for a given workability, even up to 70% replacement level as per requirement

COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. LTD. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion, First Floor, M.G. Road, Panjim, Goa - 403001 (INDIA), MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mishra, General Manager Marketing, Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marketing Head- ALCCOFINE Rang, Cell : +919892370453, 022-40667260(Direct) C/o- Ambuja Cements Limited Elegant Business, 2nd Floor, Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank, Off Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai-59

8-2 0.403001 (INDIA). Cell : +919892370453.1 0. 1 Distinctive chemical composition and physical composition Chemical Analysis CaO Al2O3 Fe2O3 SO3 MgO SiO2 Mass % 32-34 18-20 1. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion. Goa . CHARACTERISTICS AND PROPERTIES As can be seen in the chemical composition and physical characteristics listed in Table 1.3-0. TABLE. M. Figure: 1.7 8-10 33-35 Physical analysis Bulk Density Surface Area Particle shape Particle Size. Physically the product is unique with regards to its particle size distribution. Panjim.of concrete performance. ALCCOFINE 1203 has got the unique chemical composition mainly of CaO 31-33% and SiO2 33-35%. Andheri East.ALCCOFINE Rang. Off Andheri Kurla Road. 1 Particle Size Distribution PARTICLE SIZE DISTRIBUTION 110 100 90 80 % Passing 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 0. Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marketing Head. Road.5 1 5 10 18 25 45 65 75 Microns Micro Silica ALCCOFINE 1203 OPC CONCRETE QUALITY AND MIX DESIGN COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank. 022-40667260(Direct) C/o. First Floor. MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mishra. Mumbai-59 . demonstrates the comparative particle size distribution analysis. 2nd Floor. General Manager Marketing. ALCCOFINE 1203 can also be used as a high range water reducer to improve compressive strength or as a super workability aid to improve flow. d10 d50 d90 Range 600-700 kg/m3 12000 cm2/gm Irregular <2µ < 5µ <9µ Figure. LTD.G.Ambuja Cements Limited Elegant Business.

determined by the amount of water utilized in mix design i. Admixture Requirement: Maintaining the water/binder ratio constant and varying the admixture content and measuring slump and compressive strength. Crushed Basalt rock was used as coarse aggregate and local river sand was used as fine aggregate. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion. Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marketing Head. MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mishra. Fly Ash – 80kg and alternately using ALCCOFINE1203 – 40kg and Silica Fume – 40kg as total binder content. Workability: Maintaining the water/binder ratio.e. M.The quality and impermeability of high performance concrete are. Off Andheri Kurla Road. General Manager Marketing. Goa . Cell : +919892370453. The presence of extremely fine particles decreases the permeability and improves durability. The total binder content was maintained constant at 550kg/m3. Water Demand: Maintaining the admixture quantity constant and varying the water/binder ratio and measuring the slump and compressive strength. Mumbai-59 .403001 (INDIA). First Floor.G. In order to measure the effect of ALCCOFINE1203 on the workability. admixture dosage constant and measuring the slump and compressive strength. the water/binder ratio. 2nd Floor. Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank. C. water requirement and HRWR dosages.Ambuja Cements Limited Elegant Business. The HRWR used was Polycarboxylate ether. 022-40667260(Direct) C/o.2 Typical Mix Design Mass of Constituents (kgs) Reference Mix Silica Fume 430 80 40 0 160 4 Sample mix ALCCOFINE 1203 430 80 0 40 160 4 Materials Cement Fly Ash Silica Fume Alccofine1203 Water Admixture COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. B.ALCCOFINE Rang. Panjim. the further changes were carried out as per the described methodologies. In all three methodologies binders are OPC – 430 kg. LTD. These materials used were dried completely before using. Andheri East. Road. three sequences of concrete mixes were prepared. High range water reducers (HRWR) are extensively used to ensure placement with low water contents. EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM Considering typical mix design. based on the following mix design methodology: A. TABLE.

in comparison with Silica Fume. Cell : +919892370453. MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mishra. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion. General Manager Marketing.Ambuja Cements Limited Elegant Business.ALCCOFINE Rang. Mumbai-59 . Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank. M. Andheri East. even by maintaining water/binder ratio and admixture dosage constant. ORkLA (I) Pvt. 2nd Floor. TABLE 3. 022-40667260(Direct) C/o. (Formerly known as Elkem India Pvt. Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marketing Head. Goa .TAblE. Due to its unique particle size distribution and inbuilt CaO .2 A : Materials Used For Experiment Material Cement Fly Ash Silica Fume Admixture Brand Name ACC Dirk (I) Pvt. Panjim. LTD. Road. Ltd. workability retention and compressive strength at all ages.) Glenium BASF Product 43 Grade OPC P 60 920 D B .244 METHODOLOGY A: ASSESSMENT OF WORKABILITY From Table 3 and Figure 2 it is clear that replacement of part of binder by ALCCOFINE1203 improves the compressive strength as well as slump of the concrete subsequently.403001 (INDIA).Ltd.: Workability data for concrete specimens of equal water/binder ratio and containing same amount of HRWR Assessment of Workability Reference Mix Silica Fume 430 80 40 0 160 4 Note:. ALCCOFINE1203 results in to formation of dense pore structure.Contents in kg/m3 Materials Cement Fly Ash Silica Fume Alccofine1203 Water Admixture Sample mix ALCCOFINE 1203 430 80 0 40 160 4 COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. Off Andheri Kurla Road.Ltd.G. First Floor. which results in improved workability.

ALCCOFINE Rang.403001 (INDIA). Goa . Mumbai-59 .44 68. 28 and 56 days and workability of concrete with ALCCOFINE1203 in comparison with Silica Fume is stated in table 5. 7. 2nd Floor. Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marketing Head.25 70. Off Andheri Kurla Road. LTD. Panjim. MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mishra. Andheri East.29 45. TABLE 4.4 20.58 38.11 49.Ambuja Cements Limited Elegant Business. SLUMP (mm) Reference mix Silica Fume Initial 30 min 60 min 90 min 120 min 1 Day 3 Day 7 Day 28 Day 56 Day 180 150 110 Sample mix ALCCOFINE 1203 210 180 150 90 120 60 95 Compressive Strength (MPa) 20.42 Note:. Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank. General Manager Marketing.17 67.Which indicate ALCCOFINE1203 is batter than Silica Fume as per the tests carried out.72 64. M. 022-40667260(Direct) C/o.83 55. Road. The effect of ALCCOFINE1203 addition on compressive strength and workability of concrete specimen with equal water/binder ratio. ASSESSMENT OF WORKABILITY 250 200 Slump in mm 150 100 50 0 Initial 30 min 60 min Period 90 min 120 min Reference Mix Sample Mix The rates of strength development for 1.FIGURE 2.Contents in kg/m3 COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. First Floor. 3.G. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion. Cell : +919892370453.

MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mishra. First Floor. General Manager Marketing. Assessment of Water Requirement Reference Mix Silica Fume 430 80 40 0 160 4 Note:.Ambuja Cements Limited Elegant Business. Andheri East. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion. The effect of ALCCOFINE 1203 on the water required to maintain a constant slump. which reduces the water demand to achieve a specific slump value. Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marketing Head. Goa . Road.METHODOLOGY B: ASSESSMENT OF WATER DEMAND The quality feature of ALCCOFINE 1203 is the optimized particle size distribution and unique chemical composition.403001 (INDIA). M. workability and compressive strength were measured. the binder content and admixture content were kept constant and the outcome on water requirement. Cell : +919892370453. TABLE 5. 2nd Floor. Off Andheri Kurla Road.G.Contents in kg/m3 Materials Cement Fly Ash Silica Fume Alccofine1203 Water Admixture Sample mix ALCCOFINE 1203 430 80 0 40 152 4 FIGURE 3 ‘A’: ASSESSMENT OF WATER REQUIRED Water 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 WaterDem and in liters Reference Mix Micro Silica Sample mix ALCCOFINE 1203 COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. In this methodology.ALCCOFINE Rang. Panjim. Mumbai-59 . LTD. Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank. 022-40667260(Direct) C/o.

CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion.47 68. LTD. Andheri East. Cell : +919892370453.ALCCOFINE Rang. though the water is decreased in sample mix of ALCCOFINE 1203. the retention of slump is better as compared to Silica Fume. First Floor. MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mishra. M.2 50.75 47. The decrease in water demand is because of high glass content which has water repelling property.50 70.42 64.Ambuja Cements Limited Elegant Business.403001 (INDIA).FIGURE 3 ’B’: ASSEMENT OF WORKABILITY 250 200 Slump in mm 150 100 50 0 Initial 30 min 60 min Period 90 min 120 min Reference Mix Sample Mix It is clear from Table 6 and Figure 3-‘A’ and ‘B’ that decrease in water content increases the compressive strength.G.44 COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. SLUMP (mm) Reference mix Silica Fume Initial 30 min 60 min 90 min 120 min 190 155 120 95 65 Sample mix ALCCOFINE 1203 200 160 130 110 80 1 Day 3 Day 7 Day 28 Day 56 Day Compressive Strength (MPa) 21. TABLE 6: Compressive strength and workability of concrete specimen with constant binder and HRWR content. Panjim. 2nd Floor.3 23.Contents in kg/m3 74. Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank. Coming to workability. Mumbai-59 .02 60. General Manager Marketing. Road.50 Note:. Off Andheri Kurla Road. 022-40667260(Direct) C/o. Goa . Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marketing Head.54 38.

MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mishra. Off Andheri Kurla Road.403001 (INDIA).ALCCOFINE Rang. Assessment of HRWR Requirement Reference Mix Silica Fume 430 80 40 0 160 4 Note:.Contents in kg/m3 Materials Cement Fly Ash Silica Fume Alccofine1203 Water Admixture Sample mix ALCCOFINE 1203 430 80 0 40 160 3. Mumbai-59 . which in turn achieves improved compressive strength at all ages and durability as well.At a constant binder content. Cell : +919892370453. Road. Due to optimized particle size of ALCCOFINE 1203 workable concrete can be made using less admixture content. Goa . 2nd Floor.00 FIGURE 4 ‘A’: ASSESSMENT OF HRWR REQUIRED Admixture 0 1 Adm ixture Dosage in kg 2 3 4 5 Reference Mix Micro Silica Sample mix ALCCOFINE 1203 COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. 022-40667260(Direct) C/o. METHODOLOGY 3: ASSESSMENT OF HRWR REQUIREMENT Finer particle size results in rendering more surface area for pozzolanic reaction. First Floor.G. allowing concrete achieving higher strength very easily. Andheri East. LTD. Panjim. to check the workability and compressive strength. For this Methodology water/binder ratio was kept constant and HRWR in case of ALCCOFINE 1203 was reduced. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion. Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank. the compressive strength of concrete increased along with a reduction in water. As a result the assimilation of ALCCOFINE 1203 in concrete facilitates a lower water/binder ratio. M.Ambuja Cements Limited Elegant Business. General Manager Marketing. Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marketing Head. TABLE 7: Assessment of HRWR required for a concrete specimen at constant water/binder ratio.

Using AlCCOFINE1203 in concrete specimen reduces the amount of HRWR as compared to Silica Fume which in turn reduces the mix cost.23 54. M.58 38. Off Andheri Kurla Road. Goa . ALCCOFINE 1203 provides a lower HRWR dosage to obtain a desired workability. Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marketing Head.12 49. SLUMP (mm) Reference mix Silica Fume Initial 30 min 60 min 90 min 120 min 185 150 125 100 60 Sample mix ALCCOFINE 1203 195 165 130 115 75 1 Day 3 Day 7 Day 28 Day 56 Day Compressive Strength (MPa) 20 22. as compared to Silica Fume. 2nd Floor.ALCCOFINE Rang. Andheri East. First Floor. Panjim.403001 (INDIA).72 63.64 68.Ambuja Cements Limited Elegant Business.52 COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. 022-40667260(Direct) C/o. Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank.FIGURE 4 ‘B’: ASSEMENT OF WORKABILITY 250 200 150 100 50 0 Initial 30 min 60 min 90 min 120 min Reference mix Micro Silica Sample mix ALCCOFINE 1203 It is clear from Table 8 and Figure 4 -‘A’ and ‘B’ that even by reducing the content of HRWR ALCCOFINE 1203 shows better workability and compressive strength.05 72.57 68. MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mishra. LTD. General Manager Marketing. Mumbai-59 . CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion. Road. TABLE 8: Workability and compressive strength of concrete specimen at constant water/binder ratio. Cell : +919892370453.G.95 46.

ALCCOFINE 1203 results in to formation of dense pore structure and inbuilt CaO provides increased secondary hydrated products because of which improved strength gain at early as well as later ages are observed. This reduces the permeability of hydrated products to great extent and protects concrete from chemical attack. 022-40667260(Direct) C/o.Ambuja Cements Limited Elegant Business. Under durability water permeability and chloride penetration were measured most commonly. 2nd Floor. highly durable. Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marketing Head. ALCCOFINE 1203 facilitate to reduce water content and/or HRWR dosage to provide superior performance of concrete in terms of workability and compressive strength over Silica Fume. Cell : +919892370453. DURABILITY Though the growing strength is an important criterion for concrete performance. Increase in strength & workability and decreased HRWR ratio is mainly due to the optimized Particle Size Distribution and proper chemical composition of ALCCOFINE 1203. Road.Contents in kg/m3 Concrete containing ALCCOFINE 1203 display superior results of compressive strength as compared to Silica Fume. General Manager Marketing.e. per se.G. fascinated and indeed obsessed. DISCUSSION OF MIX DESIGN CRITERIA AND THEIR TEST RESULTS The mix deigns containing ALCCOFINE 1203 are prepared to give optimum advantages in terms of technical as well as economical benefits. As per the methodologies carried out. The impetus for higher and higher concrete strengths also came from demands for exceptional increases in the height of high-rise buildings and for long span bridges.Note:. by high strength and very high strength concrete. Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion.ALCCOFINE Rang. long term pozzolanic activity of ALCCOFINE 1203 can be observed as a function of its particle size distribution and chemical composition. Panjim. High strength concrete is often characterized by high cement factors and very low w/cm ratios. LTD. it sometimes fails to give a desired durability. The obtained comparative results clearly confirm the superior performance of ALCCOFINE 1203 over Silica Fume. by nature. Misconception is widely-held that high strength concretes are. Goa . Engineers are. MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mishra. Off Andheri Kurla Road. The results are similar even in other two methodologies. in first case with equal amount of water/binder ratio and HRWR in concrete specimen the comparative results of ALCCOFINE 1203 is better than the silica fume. M. Such concretes generally suffer from two major weaknesses i. Secondary hydrated products formed due to pozzolanic and Cementitious hydration reaction fills the pores. extremely difficult to obtain proper workability and to retain the COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. First Floor.403001 (INDIA). Andheri East. Mumbai-59 .

England) Permeability of concrete often dictates the performance with respect to durability. Off Andheri Kurla Road. Packing effect retards ingression of aggressive agents in concrete even by diffusion and thus enhances durability of concrete. Road. Andheri East. Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marketing Head. According to this test the cubes were initially water-cured for 28 days.403001 (INDIA). The concrete sample for durability test used was having same proportion as in sample ‘Methodology A’.Ambuja Cements Limited Elegant Business. General Manager Marketing. MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mishra. Mumbai-59 .workability for a sufficiently long period of time. WATER PERMEABILITY The test used to measure the impermeability of concrete was DIN 1048. Thus concept of strength through durability become essential. M. LTD. 022-40667260(Direct) C/o. RCPT ASTM C1202 is an Standard Test Method for Electrical Indication of Concrete’s Ability to Resist Chloride Ion Penetration. Penetration of less than 25 mm is generally considered to be impermeable concrete. concept of strength through durability – R N Swamy – University of Sheffield. Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank. Panjim. First Floor.clause1). To test ALCCOFINE 1203 for Chloride penetration we have used ASTM C 1543. Goa . CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion. (ASTM C1202 -05. Chloride ion penetration is the most frequently specified durability criterion for a long term service life of concrete structures. Cell : +919892370453.Contents in kg/m3 COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT.ALCCOFINE Rang. TABLE 9: Water Permeability (DIN 1048) Assessment of water permeability Reference Sample mix Mix Silica ALCCOFINE Materials Fume 1203 Cement 430 430 Fly Ash 80 80 Silica Fume 40 0 Alccofine1203 0 40 Water 160 160 Admixture 4 4 Water Permeability 18mm 13mm Note:. and then exposed to water pressure of 5 bars for 72 hours after which the cube was divided and the depth of water penetration measured.(Title of ASTM C1202-05) ASTM C1202 says that this test method is applicable to types of concrete where correlations have been established between this test procedure and long term chloride penetration by ponding method. 2nd Floor. (Ref. Most importantly ALCCOFINE 1203 has ability to increase the service life of concrete by its ‘Packing Effect’.G.

Mumbai-59 . Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank. Goa .045 COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. Three slabs of concrete measuring 90mm + 15mm thick and 300mm square surface area.G.Contents in kg/m3 Sample mix ALCCOFINE 1203 360 40 160 2 TABLE 11 : The ASTM C 1543 test / salt ponding test Results (% by mass) Depth of Sample Extraction (mm) Top Surface 5 mm depth Chloride content for OPC concrete Controlled Material 0.ALCCOFINE Rang. Road. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion. The slabs used were water cured for 28 days. Off Andheri Kurla Road. 2nd Floor. Andheri East. M. Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marketing Head. Presence of ultra fine Cementitious / pozzolanic materials allows denser packing between cement particles and reduces the ‘wall effect’ in transition zone between the paste and the aggregate. 55-65mm). First Floor.3900 0.4 0. 25-35. TABLE 10 : Concrete mix design for chloride permeability test Concrete Mix Design Materials Cement Alccofine1203 Water Admixture Reference Mix 400 0 160 2 Note:. CHLORIDE PERMEABILITY The chloride penetration test was compared between ALCCOFINE 1203 and OPC. MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mishra. while the bottom face was left exposed to drying environment. After the conditioning period 3% NaCl solution was ponded on a top surface for 90 days. Cell : +919892370453. 022-40667260(Direct) C/o. At the end of this time powdered samples by rotary impact hammer are obtained at various depths (10-20. Panjim. Chloride content of the sample from each depth were determined and reported. The ASTM C 1543 test measures the penetration of chloride iron into concrete.As per the results described above we can see that the water permeability in case of ALCCOFINE 1203 is less than that of Silica Fume.31 Chloride content with ALCCOFINE 1203 o. LTD. 40-50. This refines the concrete microstructure and enhances the degree of impermeability and the strength characteristics of concrete.403001 (INDIA). General Manager Marketing.Ambuja Cements Limited Elegant Business.

022-40667260(Direct) C/o.10 mm depth 15 mm depth 20 mm depth 25 mm depth 30 mm depth 35 mm depth 0.0051 0. 2nd Floor.G.11 Note:. Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank. Thus. Off Andheri Kurla Road.0056 0. which helps to maintain pH of pore solution.15 0.403001 (INDIA). Cell : +919892370453.0048 0.2 0.Contents in kg/m3 0. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion. MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mishra.Ambuja Cements Limited Elegant Business. First Floor. CaO available in ALCCOFINE 1203 Contribute to maintain CaOH as buffer in pore Solution. M. Goa . Andheri East. These trials results shown following benefits:  Fresh State • Improves workability retention • Improves flow ability • Improves rheology • Reduces segregation • Reduces heat of hydration  Hardened state • Improves durability • Improves resistance to ASR • Improves strength at all ages • Improves resistance to chemical attack / corrosion • Imparts light color • Lowers permeability COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT.0048 0. Mumbai-59 .18 0. Road. TECHNICAL BENEFITS Till now we have conducted many trials. ALCCOFINE 1203 in concrete is substantially more resistant to chloride diffusion. LTD.0048 Because of its finer pore structure and chemical stability.ALCCOFINE Rang. General Manager Marketing.15 0.0051 0. Denser pore matrix restricts chloride penetration and alkalinity forms passive layer on steel and protect it from corrosion. it reduces the penetration of chlorides in concrete and protects embedded steel from corrosion.29 0. at various organization to assess the properties of ALCCOFINE 1203 and its performance in concrete. Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marketing Head. Panjim.

Strength development increases drastically at early ages and the later on strengths are higher compared to traditional supplementary cementitious material due to its unique PSD. In fact concrete slump is seen to be improved. Concretes of over 100 MPa (HPC / UHPC) are possible to be made using ALCCOFINE 1203. General Manager Marketing. In spite of its high fineness it does not increase water demand at the dosage range of 5 to 15 percent of normal OPC in general. LTD. Off Andheri Kurla Road. Goa . ALCCOFINE 1203 can be ideally used to: • • • Lower the water/binder ratio Use of more cost-effective admixture dosages A combination of above ALCCOFINE 1203 is a new generation supplementary cementitious material (SCM) with a built-in high tech content.ALCCOFINE Rang. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion. as an alternative to Silica Fume can be effective in enhancing the properties of concrete. producing low void content. Andheri East. Judicious use of ALCCOFINE 1203 can produce concrete of superior properties and performance in every way COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. If the advantages of ALCCOFINE 1203 are observed in the concrete mix design.Ambuja Cements Limited Elegant Business.APPLICATIONS The application of ALCCOFINE 1203 in various Cementitious materials are gives below: • • • • • High rise Structure Marine Structure Ports Roads Bridges SUMMARY ALCCOFINE 1203 can be used as practical substitute for Silica Fume as per the results obtained. Road. M. Durability test measuring the water permeability showed better results than the Silica Fume. Mumbai-59 . The use of ALCCOFINE 1203. 022-40667260(Direct) C/o. MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mishra. the initial rate of strength development was found to be increased or similar as that of Silica Fume. Cell : +919892370453. 2nd Floor. First Floor. Due to the lower water demand. Panjim.G. But in case of chloride permeability we have compared ALCCOFINE 1203 with OPC and the results shows less permeability incase of ALCCOFINE 1203 than that of OPC. both in its fresh and hardened state.403001 (INDIA). due to the dense packing of cementitious material. Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank. The use of ALCCOFINE 1203 results in hydrated cement matrix to comprise of very small pores. Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marketing Head.