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CEMEX Develops Promptis Ready-Mix Concrete to Prevent Shrinkage, Cracking

CEMEX, a building materials company, has declared the introduction of its patented ready-mix concrete known as Promptis. The specific features of the concrete include quick-hardening and faster removal of framework.

Currently, the ready-mix concrete is available in countries such as Croatia, Spain, Israel, France, Ireland, and the UK. The company will offer the concrete technology to countries such as Hungary, Austria, UAE, Latvia and Poland from the second half of 2011.

The Promptis concrete reaches the required compressive strength within a period of 4 hours when compared to the traditional type of concrete, which takes 18 hours. In spite of its quicker hardening attributes, Promptis will continue to provide workability for 90 minutes or more, thus letting easy handling of materials without facing the risk of hardening even under hot weather conditions. Promptis possess a unique property to get hardened with time and offers increased durability while resisting cracking due to shrinkage.

Scientists at the CEMEX Research Group in Switzerland carried out an extensive research for a period of two years for developing the Promptis technology. The company follows an industrialization process with stringent conditions to allow efficient transfer of its technology globally through a close cooperation between its operations and research and development. The product strictly abides by the established standards and norms all over the world.


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