Calcium aluminates play a major part in advances of materials and formulation technology. For more than a century, Imerys Aluminates has been taking advantage of their exceptional properties - including resistance to corrosion, abrasion and heat combined with rapid setting - to develop high value-added solutions for its customers.
CALCIUM ALUMINATES HYDRAULIC CEMENTS WITH MULTIPLE PROPERTIES
Calcium aluminates or hydraulic cements
"Calcium aluminates, "alumina cements" or "high alumina cements" are obtained by the reaction at high temperature of lime (from limestone) and alumina (contained in natural minerals like bauxite). The product obtained after cooling is a hard mineral: calcium aluminate clinker.
Diversity of calcium aluminate applications
There are two distinct ways to use calcium aluminates: as high-performance binders and as mineral reagents in a variety of industries.