In principle, Celitements can be used in all areas of application known from traditional portland cement. Celitement is, however, not a binder as defined in the European cement standard EN-197. Nevertheless, Celitements can be stored, transported and processed like classical cement.
The cement stone/matrix formed when using Celitements, in other words the “glue” in modern mortars and concretes, largely corresponds to the known end products (known as the C-S-H phases) from the hydration of the classical Portland cement clinker phases such as C3S (alite) and C2S (belite). For use in constructive concrete, however, strict normative and building regulation rules must be complied with. Up to now, Celitement is not a standardised material however. Nevertheless, many different types of concretes have already been manufactured on a trial basis using Celitement. Fresh concrete properties, physical data of hardened concrete and data on durability are therefore available. Despite that, no constructive concrete components containing Celitements can actually be used in practice without a national or European approval. The amount of test material that we are able to manufacture in the pilot plant, is not sufficient in any case for large scale concrete works. But quite apart from an intended use in readymix concrete or the field of prefabricated concretes in the future, there are numerous other potential areas of application with much lower normative or building regulations restrictions for immediate practical use of innovative binding agents such as Celitement. We have gained a wealth of experience from testing Celitement in a total of 14 selected fields of application together with our partners (“innovators”) in recent years.
As a pure calcium hydrosilicate, the interactions with the very high-performance construction chemical additives of modern material recipes can in most cases be adapted.