MasterCem Cement Additives

What is MasterCem?

BASF's MasterCem cement additives are specially formulated to greatly improve the performance parameters of cement by increasing production efficiency and quality, while at the same time minimizing costs. MasterCem product portfolio encompasses an extensive range of grinding aids, performance enhancers and specialty products.

Why is MasterCem a unique solution for cement producers?

Our innovations meet the current and emerging requirements of cement manufacturers and are adapted to work with a wide variety of cements, including OPC and composite cements. MasterCem cement additives amplify grinding efficiency, resulting in a higher mill throughput and a lower clinker factor, with an overall reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. Our performance enhancers modify and elevate cement's properties, improving its early and late strength, workability and flow, and ultimately upgrading cement's durability.

How does BASF Support you in the implementation of MasterCem in your cement plant?

Due to our extensive expertise and close proximity to core industry markets, BASF can provide excellent onsite support during all phases of the cement additives implementation process. Our six-step program starts with a thorough assessment of the cement producer's needs and technical constraints. During the next steps, we conduct laboratory grinding tests and comprehensive industrial evaluations to identify the best cement additives for your needs. Finally, we analyze how our products add value to your manufacturing process. Experts from Master Builders Solutions team can also provide practical advice to cement plant engineers on appropriate storage of and the most precise and reliable dosage equipment for cement additives.

What is the MasterCem product range?

Grinding aids

MasterCem GA 1000

Performance enhancers

MasterCem ES 2000
Early-strength enhancers

MasterCem LS 3000
Late-strength enhancers

MasterCem SW 4000
Strength and workability improvers

MasterCem AE 5000
Air-entraining agents

MasterCem SP 6000
Specialty products


Paper "Future role of cement additives"

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