Type III/A 32,5 R

The percentages indicated do not include additions of calcium sulfate and additives.
Known for its controlled early strength development, this cement conforms to the harmonized European standard EN 197/1 and displays the EC marking as required by European regulation 305/2011 (CPR).

Chemical properties

Parameter Test method Indicative values (1) Specified characteristic limits
Sulfates  (SO3) EN 196/2 <2,8% <=4,0%
Chlorides  (Cl - ) EN 196/2 <0,08% <=0,10%
Loss on ignition EN 196/2 <4,0% <=5,0%
Insoluble residue EN 196/2 <=1,0% <=5,0%
Water-soluble chromium VI EN 196/10 <=2 ppm <=2 ppm

Physical/mechanical properties

Parameter Test method Indicative values (1) Specified characteristic limits
Blaine specific surface area EN 196/6 3500-4500 cm2/g  
Initial setting time EN 196/3 >160 min >=75 min
Volume stability EN 196/3 <=10 mm <=10 mm
Compressive strength after curing for EN 196/1    
2 days   >15,0 MPa >=10,0 MPa
28 days   >40,0 MPa >=32,5 MPa

Current applications

  • Reinforced concrete for in-ground and above-ground works requiring good final strength
  • Concrete for foundations and works in aggressive environments
  • Concrete in contact with seawater
  • Concrete for massive pours requiring the controlled development of the heat of hydration
  • Concrete for road and rail works, including paving
  • Wet-process sprayed concrete for tunnel linings
  • Sewage works

(1) The values represent the level above (or below) the reasonably expected median values for the parameters indicated of BUZZI UNICEM cements belonging to the type and class named in the headers. These values are calculated on a yearly basis and take into account internal self-inspection data.


Production and distribution structure

Via Serravalle, 49
15061 Arquata Scrivia (AL)
phone 800 025525


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