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SYNOPSIS ALCCOFINE1203 performs in superior manner than all other mineral admixtures used in concrete within India.

Due to its inbuilt CaO content, ALCCOFINE1203 trigger s two way reactions during hydration Primary reaction of cement hydration. Pozzolanic reaction: ALCCOFINE also consumes by product calcium hydroxide from t he hydration of cement to form additional C-S-H gel, similar to pozzolans. This results in denser pore structure and ultimately higher strength gain. This booklet presents results of examination carried out on ALCCOFINE1203 in com parison with Silica Fume in concrete, and the effect it has on workability, wate r requirement, admixture requirement, strength and durability. Thus, obtained re sults confirm that properly designed mixes with judicious use of ALCCOFINE 1203 exhibits superior properties than Silica Fume. INTRODUCTION As a result of growth in advance technology in concrete, high performance concre te (HPC) has gained world wide popularity in the construction industry since 199 0. In practice, high performance concrete, are generally characterized by high c ement factors and very low w/cm ratios. Such concrete suffer from two major weak nesses. It is extremely difficult to obtained proper workability, and to retain the workability for sufficiently long period of time with such concrete mixes. H igh dosage of high range water reducing agents(HRWR) then become a necessity, an d resulting cohesive and thixotropic, sticky mixes are equally difficult to plac e and compact fully and efficiently. These problem indicate that there is probab ly a critical limit for the water content below which high HRWR dosage become no t only essential but also unhelpful and undesirable, and often even harmful from a durability point of view. In high performance concrete applications, Silica F ume is generally proposed as the appropriate cement extender where high strength , low permeability are the prime requirements. Though silica fume is known to im prove durability, its addition in concrete is often negated by the increase wate r and/or admixture dosage required to improve the workability and handling prope rties of the fresh concrete. ALCCOFINE 1203 is a specially processed product bas ed on slag of high glass content with high reactivity obtained through the proce ss of controlled granulation. The raw materials are composed primary of low calc ium silicates. The processing with other select ingredients results in controlle d particle size distribution (PSD). The computed blain value based on PSD is aro und 12000cm2/gm and is truly ultra fine. Due to its unique chemistry and ultra f ine particle size, ALCCOFINE1203 provides reduced water demand for a given worka bility, even up to 70% replacement level as per requirement COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. LTD. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion, First Fl oor, M.G. Road, Panjim, Goa - 403001 (INDIA), MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mi shra, General Manager Marketing, Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marke ting Head- ALCCOFINE Rang, Cell : +919892370453, 022-40667260(Direct) C/o- Ambuj a Cements Limited Elegant Business, 2nd Floor, Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank, Off A ndheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai-59

of concrete performance. ALCCOFINE 1203 can also be used as a high range water r educer to improve compressive strength or as a super workability aid to improve flow. CHARACTERISTICS AND PROPERTIES As can be seen in the chemical composition and physical characteristics listed i n Table 1, ALCCOFINE 1203 has got the unique chemical composition mainly of CaO 31-33% and SiO2 33-35%. Physically the product is unique with regards to its par ticle size distribution. Figure: 1, demonstrates the comparative particle size d istribution analysis. TABLE. 1 Distinctive chemical composition and physical com position Chemical Analysis CaO Al2O3 Fe2O3 SO3 MgO SiO2 Mass % 32-34 18-20 1.8-2 0.3-0.7 8-10 33-35 Physical analysis Bulk Density Surface Area Particle shape P article Size, d10 d50 d90 Range 600-700 kg/m3 12000 cm2/gm Irregular <2 < 5 <9 Figure. 1 Particle Size Distribution PARTICLE SIZE DISTRIBUTION 110 100 90 80 % Passing 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 0.1 0.5 1 5 10 18 25 45 65 75 Microns Micro Silica ALCCOF INE 1203 OPC CONCRETE QUALITY AND MIX DESIGN COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. LTD. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion, First Fl oor, M.G. Road, Panjim, Goa - 403001 (INDIA), MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mi shra, General Manager Marketing, Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marke ting Head- ALCCOFINE Rang, Cell : +919892370453, 022-40667260(Direct) C/o- Ambuj a Cements Limited Elegant Business, 2nd Floor, Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank, Off A ndheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai-59

The quality and impermeability of high performance concrete are, determined by t he amount of water utilized in mix design i.e. the water/binder ratio. High rang e water reducers (HRWR) are extensively used to ensure placement with low water contents. The presence of extremely fine particles decreases the permeability an d improves durability. In order to measure the effect of ALCCOFINE1203 on the wo rkability, water requirement and HRWR dosages, three sequences of concrete mixes were prepared, based on the following mix design methodology: A. Workability: M aintaining the water/binder ratio, admixture dosage constant and measuring the s lump and compressive strength. B. Water Demand: Maintaining the admixture quanti ty constant and varying the water/binder ratio and measuring the slump and compr essive strength. C. Admixture Requirement: Maintaining the water/binder ratio co nstant and varying the admixture content and measuring slump and compressive str ength. In all three methodologies binders are OPC 430 kg, Fly Ash 80kg and alter nately using ALCCOFINE1203 40kg and Silica Fume 40kg as total binder content. Th e total binder content was maintained constant at 550kg/m3. Crushed Basalt rock was used as coarse aggregate and local river sand was used as fine aggregate. Th ese materials used were dried completely before using. The HRWR used was Polycar boxylate ether. EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM Considering typical mix design, the further changes were carried out as per the described methodologies. TABLE.2 Typical Mix Design Mass of Constituents (kgs) R eference Mix Silica Fume 430 80 40 0 160 4 Sample mix ALCCOFINE 1203 430 80 0 40 160 4 Materials Cement Fly Ash Silica Fume Alccofine1203 Water Admixture COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. LTD. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion, First Fl oor, M.G. Road, Panjim, Goa - 403001 (INDIA), MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mi shra, General Manager Marketing, Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marke ting Head- ALCCOFINE Rang, Cell : +919892370453, 022-40667260(Direct) C/o- Ambuj a Cements Limited Elegant Business, 2nd Floor, Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank, Off A ndheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai-59

TAblE.2 A : Materials Used For Experiment Material Cement Fly Ash Silica Fume Admixture Brand Name ACC Dirk (I) Pvt. Ltd. ORkLA (I) Pvt.Ltd. (Formerly known as Elkem India Pvt.Ltd .) Glenium BASF Product 43 Grade OPC P 60 920 D B - 244 METHODOLOGY A: ASSESSMENT OF WORKABILITY From Table 3 and Figure 2 it is clear that replacement of part of binder by ALCC OFINE1203 improves the compressive strength as well as slump of the concrete sub sequently, even by maintaining water/binder ratio and admixture dosage constant, in comparison with Silica Fume. Due to its unique particle size distribution an d inbuilt CaO , ALCCOFINE1203 results in to formation of dense pore structure, w hich results in improved workability, workability retention and compressive stre ngth at all ages. TABLE 3.: Workability data for concrete specimens of equal wat er/binder ratio and containing same amount of HRWR Assessment of Workability Ref erence Mix Silica Fume 430 80 40 0 160 4 Note:- Contents in kg/m3 Materials Cement Fly Ash Silica Fume Alccofine1203 Water Admixture Sample mix ALCCOFINE 1203 430 80 0 40 160 4 COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. LTD. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion, First Fl oor, M.G. Road, Panjim, Goa - 403001 (INDIA), MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mi shra, General Manager Marketing, Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marke ting Head- ALCCOFINE Rang, Cell : +919892370453, 022-40667260(Direct) C/o- Ambuj a Cements Limited Elegant Business, 2nd Floor, Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank, Off A ndheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai-59

FIGURE 2. ASSESSMENT OF WORKABILITY 250 200 Slump in mm 150 100 50 0 Initial 30 min 60 min Period 90 min 120 min Reference Mix Sample Mix The rates of strength development for 1, 3, 7, 28 and 56 days and workability of concrete with ALCCOFINE1203 in comparison with Silica Fume is stated in table 5 .Which indicate ALCCOFINE1203 is batter than Silica Fume as per the tests carrie d out. TABLE 4. The effect of ALCCOFINE1203 addition on compressive strength and workability of concrete specimen with equal water/binder ratio. SLUMP (mm) Refe rence mix Silica Fume Initial 30 min 60 min 90 min 120 min 1 Day 3 Day 7 Day 28 Day 56 Day 180 150 110 Sample mix ALCCOFINE 1203 210 180 150 90 120 60 95 Compressive Strength (MPa) 20.4 20.58 38.29 45.11 49.83 55.72 64.17 67.44 68.25 70.42 Note:- Contents in kg/m3 COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. LTD. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion, First Fl oor, M.G. Road, Panjim, Goa - 403001 (INDIA), MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mi shra, General Manager Marketing, Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marke ting Head- ALCCOFINE Rang, Cell : +919892370453, 022-40667260(Direct) C/o- Ambuj a Cements Limited Elegant Business, 2nd Floor, Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank, Off A ndheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai-59

METHODOLOGY B: ASSESSMENT OF WATER DEMAND The quality feature of ALCCOFINE 1203 is the optimized particle size distributio n and unique chemical composition, which reduces the water demand to achieve a s pecific slump value. In this methodology, the binder content and admixture conte nt were kept constant and the outcome on water requirement, workability and comp ressive strength were measured. TABLE 5. The effect of ALCCOFINE 1203 on the wat er required to maintain a constant slump. Assessment of Water Requirement Refere nce Mix Silica Fume 430 80 40 0 160 4 Note:- Contents in kg/m3 Materials Cement Fly Ash Silica Fume Alccofine1203 Water Admixture Sample mix ALCCOFINE 1203 430 80 0 40 152 4 FIGURE 3 `A': ASSESSMENT OF WATER REQUIRED Water 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 180 WaterDem and in liters Reference Mix Micro Silica Sample mix ALCCOFINE 1203 COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. LTD. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion, First Fl oor, M.G. Road, Panjim, Goa - 403001 (INDIA), MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mi shra, General Manager Marketing, Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marke ting Head- ALCCOFINE Rang, Cell : +919892370453, 022-40667260(Direct) C/o- Ambuj a Cements Limited Elegant Business, 2nd Floor, Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank, Off A ndheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai-59

FIGURE 3 'B': ASSEMENT OF WORKABILITY 250 200 Slump in mm 150 100 50 0 Initial 30 min 60 min Period 90 min 120 min Reference Mix Sample Mix It is clear from Table 6 and Figure 3-`A' and `B' that decrease in water content increas es the compressive strength. Coming to workability, though the water is decrease d in sample mix of ALCCOFINE 1203, the retention of slump is better as compared to Silica Fume. The decrease in water demand is because of high glass content wh ich has water repelling property. TABLE 6: Compressive strength and workability of concrete specimen with constant binder and HRWR content. SLUMP (mm) Reference mix Silica Fume Initial 30 min 60 min 90 min 120 min 190 155 120 95 65 Sample m ix ALCCOFINE 1203 200 160 130 110 80 1 Day 3 Day 7 Day 28 Day 56 Day Compressive Strength (MPa) 21.3 23.54 38.75 47.2 50.02 60.42 64.50 70.47 68.50 Note:- Contents in kg/m3 74.44 COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. LTD. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion, First Fl oor, M.G. Road, Panjim, Goa - 403001 (INDIA), MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mi shra, General Manager Marketing, Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marke ting Head- ALCCOFINE Rang, Cell : +919892370453, 022-40667260(Direct) C/o- Ambuj a Cements Limited Elegant Business, 2nd Floor, Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank, Off A ndheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai-59

At a constant binder content, the compressive strength of concrete increased alo ng with a reduction in water. As a result the assimilation of ALCCOFINE 1203 in concrete facilitates a lower water/binder ratio, which in turn achieves improved compressive strength at all ages and durability as well. METHODOLOGY 3: ASSESSMENT OF HRWR REQUIREMENT Finer particle size results in rendering more surface area for pozzolanic reacti on, allowing concrete achieving higher strength very easily. Due to optimized pa rticle size of ALCCOFINE 1203 workable concrete can be made using less admixture content. For this Methodology water/binder ratio was kept constant and HRWR in case of ALCCOFINE 1203 was reduced, to check the workability and compressive str ength. TABLE 7: Assessment of HRWR required for a concrete specimen at constant water/binder ratio. Assessment of HRWR Requirement Reference Mix Silica Fume 430 80 40 0 160 4 Note:- Contents in kg/m3 Materials Cement Fly Ash Silica Fume Alccofine1203 Water Admixture Sample mix ALCCOFINE 1203 430 80 0 40 160 3.00 FIGURE 4 `A': ASSESSMENT OF HRWR REQUIRED Admixture 0 1 Adm ixture Dosage in kg 2 3 4 5 Reference Mix Micro Silica Sample mix ALCCOFINE 1203 COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. LTD. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion, First Fl oor, M.G. Road, Panjim, Goa - 403001 (INDIA), MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mi shra, General Manager Marketing, Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marke ting Head- ALCCOFINE Rang, Cell : +919892370453, 022-40667260(Direct) C/o- Ambuj a Cements Limited Elegant Business, 2nd Floor, Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank, Off A ndheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai-59

FIGURE 4 `B': ASSEMENT OF WORKABILITY 250 200 150 100 50 0 Initial 30 min 60 min 90 min 120 min Reference mix Micro Silica Sample mix ALCCOFINE 1203 It is clear from Table 8 and Figure 4 -`A' and `B' that even by reducing the content of HRWR ALCCOFINE 1203 shows better workability and compressive strength, as compar ed to Silica Fume. Using AlCCOFINE1203 in concrete specimen reduces the amount o f HRWR as compared to Silica Fume which in turn reduces the mix cost. ALCCOFINE 1203 provides a lower HRWR dosage to obtain a desired workability. TABLE 8: Work ability and compressive strength of concrete specimen at constant water/binder r atio. SLUMP (mm) Reference mix Silica Fume Initial 30 min 60 min 90 min 120 min 185 15 0 125 100 60 Sample mix ALCCOFINE 1203 195 165 130 115 75 1 Day 3 Day 7 Day 28 Day 56 Day Compressive Strength (MPa) 20 22.58 38.95 46.12 49.23 54.72 63.57 68.64 68.05 72 .52 COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. LTD. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion, First Fl oor, M.G. Road, Panjim, Goa - 403001 (INDIA), MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mi shra, General Manager Marketing, Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marke ting Head- ALCCOFINE Rang, Cell : +919892370453, 022-40667260(Direct) C/o- Ambuj a Cements Limited Elegant Business, 2nd Floor, Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank, Off A ndheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai-59

Note:- Contents in kg/m3 Concrete containing ALCCOFINE 1203 display superior results of compressive stren gth as compared to Silica Fume. DISCUSSION OF MIX DESIGN CRITERIA AND THEIR TEST RESULTS The mix deigns containing ALCCOFINE 1203 are prepared to give optimum advantages in terms of technical as well as economical benefits. The obtained comparative results clearly confirm the superior performance of ALCCOFINE 1203 over Silica F ume. As per the methodologies carried out, in first case with equal amount of wa ter/binder ratio and HRWR in concrete specimen the comparative results of ALCCOF INE 1203 is better than the silica fume. The results are similar even in other t wo methodologies. Increase in strength & workability and decreased HRWR ratio is mainly due to the optimized Particle Size Distribution and proper chemical comp osition of ALCCOFINE 1203. ALCCOFINE 1203 facilitate to reduce water content and /or HRWR dosage to provide superior performance of concrete in terms of workabil ity and compressive strength over Silica Fume. long term pozzolanic activity of ALCCOFINE 1203 can be observed as a function of its particle size distribution a nd chemical composition. ALCCOFINE 1203 results in to formation of dense pore st ructure and inbuilt CaO provides increased secondary hydrated products because o f which improved strength gain at early as well as later ages are observed. Seco ndary hydrated products formed due to pozzolanic and Cementitious hydration reac tion fills the pores. This reduces the permeability of hydrated products to grea t extent and protects concrete from chemical attack. DURABILITY Though the growing strength is an important criterion for concrete performance, it sometimes fails to give a desired durability. Under durability water permeabi lity and chloride penetration were measured most commonly. Engineers are, by nat ure, fascinated and indeed obsessed, by high strength and very high strength con crete. Misconception is widely-held that high strength concretes are, per se, hi ghly durable. The impetus for higher and higher concrete strengths also came fro m demands for exceptional increases in the height of high-rise buildings and for long span bridges. High strength concrete is often characterized by high cement factors and very low w/cm ratios. Such concretes generally suffer from two majo r weaknesses i.e. extremely difficult to obtain proper workability and to retain the COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. LTD. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion, First Fl oor, M.G. Road, Panjim, Goa - 403001 (INDIA), MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mi shra, General Manager Marketing, Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marke ting Head- ALCCOFINE Rang, Cell : +919892370453, 022-40667260(Direct) C/o- Ambuj a Cements Limited Elegant Business, 2nd Floor, Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank, Off A ndheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai-59

workability for a sufficiently long period of time. Thus concept of strength thr ough durability become essential. (Ref. concept of strength through durability R N Swamy University of Sheffield, England) Permeability of concrete often dictat es the performance with respect to durability. Chloride ion penetration is the m ost frequently specified durability criterion for a long term service life of co ncrete structures. RCPT ASTM C1202 is an Standard Test Method for Electrical Ind ication of Concrete's Ability to Resist Chloride Ion Penetration.(Title of ASTM C1 202-05) ASTM C1202 says that this test method is applicable to types of concrete where correlations have been established between this test procedure and long t erm chloride penetration by ponding method. (ASTM C1202 -05,clause1). Most impor tantly ALCCOFINE 1203 has ability to increase the service life of concrete by it s `Packing Effect'. Packing effect retards ingression of aggressive agents in concre te even by diffusion and thus enhances durability of concrete. The concrete samp le for durability test used was having same proportion as in sample `Methodology A'. To test ALCCOFINE 1203 for Chloride penetration we have used ASTM C 1543. WATER PERMEABILITY The test used to measure the impermeability of concrete was DIN 1048. According to this test the cubes were initially water-cured for 28 days, and then exposed to water pressure of 5 bars for 72 hours after which the cube was divided and th e depth of water penetration measured. Penetration of less than 25 mm is general ly considered to be impermeable concrete. TABLE 9: Water Permeability (DIN 1048) Assessment of water permeability Reference Sample mix Mix Silica ALCCOFINE Mate rials Fume 1203 Cement 430 430 Fly Ash 80 80 Silica Fume 40 0 Alccofine1203 0 40 Water 160 160 Admixture 4 4 Water Permeability 18mm 13mm Note:- Contents in kg/m3 COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. LTD. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion, First Fl oor, M.G. Road, Panjim, Goa - 403001 (INDIA), MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mi shra, General Manager Marketing, Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marke ting Head- ALCCOFINE Rang, Cell : +919892370453, 022-40667260(Direct) C/o- Ambuj a Cements Limited Elegant Business, 2nd Floor, Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank, Off A ndheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai-59

As per the results described above we can see that the water permeability in cas e of ALCCOFINE 1203 is less than that of Silica Fume. Presence of ultra fine Cem entitious / pozzolanic materials allows denser packing between cement particles and reduces the `wall effect' in transition zone between the paste and the aggregate . This refines the concrete microstructure and enhances the degree of impermeabi lity and the strength characteristics of concrete. CHLORIDE PERMEABILITY The chloride penetration test was compared between ALCCOFINE 1203 and OPC. The A STM C 1543 test measures the penetration of chloride iron into concrete. Three s labs of concrete measuring 90mm + 15mm thick and 300mm square surface area. The slabs used were water cured for 28 days. After the conditioning period 3% NaCl s olution was ponded on a top surface for 90 days, while the bottom face was left exposed to drying environment. At the end of this time powdered samples by rotar y impact hammer are obtained at various depths (10-20, 25-35, 40-50, 55-65mm). C hloride content of the sample from each depth were determined and reported. TABL E 10 : Concrete mix design for chloride permeability test Concrete Mix Design Ma terials Cement Alccofine1203 Water Admixture Reference Mix 400 0 160 2 Note:- Contents in kg/m3 Sample mix ALCCOFINE 1203 360 40 160 2 TABLE 11 : The ASTM C 1543 test / salt ponding test Results (% by mass) Depth of Sample Extraction (mm) Top Surface 5 mm depth Chloride content for OPC concrete Controlled Material 0.4 0.31 Chloride content with ALCCOFINE 1203 o.3900 0.045 COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. LTD. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion, First Fl oor, M.G. Road, Panjim, Goa - 403001 (INDIA), MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mi shra, General Manager Marketing, Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marke ting Head- ALCCOFINE Rang, Cell : +919892370453, 022-40667260(Direct) C/o- Ambuj a Cements Limited Elegant Business, 2nd Floor, Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank, Off A ndheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai-59

10 mm depth 15 mm depth 20 mm depth 25 mm depth 30 mm depth 35 mm depth 0.29 0.2 0.18 0.15 0.15 0.11 Note:- Contents in kg/m3 0.0056 0.0051 0.0051 0.0048 0.0048 0.0048 Because of its finer pore structure and chemical stability, ALCCOFINE 1203 in co ncrete is substantially more resistant to chloride diffusion. Thus, it reduces t he penetration of chlorides in concrete and protects embedded steel from corrosi on. CaO available in ALCCOFINE 1203 Contribute to maintain CaOH as buffer in por e Solution, which helps to maintain pH of pore solution. Denser pore matrix rest ricts chloride penetration and alkalinity forms passive layer on steel and prote ct it from corrosion. TECHNICAL BENEFITS Till now we have conducted many trials, at various organization to assess the pr operties of ALCCOFINE 1203 and its performance in concrete. These trials results shown following benefits: Fresh State Improves workability retention Improves f low ability Improves rheology Reduces segregation Reduces heat of hydration Hard ened state Improves durability Improves resistance to ASR Improves strength at a ll ages Improves resistance to chemical attack / corrosion Imparts light color L owers permeability COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. LTD. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion, First Fl oor, M.G. Road, Panjim, Goa - 403001 (INDIA), MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mi shra, General Manager Marketing, Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marke ting Head- ALCCOFINE Rang, Cell : +919892370453, 022-40667260(Direct) C/o- Ambuj a Cements Limited Elegant Business, 2nd Floor, Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank, Off A ndheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai-59

APPLICATIONS The application of ALCCOFINE 1203 in various Cementitious materials are gives be low: High rise Structure Marine Structure Ports Roads Bridges SUMMARY ALCCOFINE 1203 can be used as practical substitute for Silica Fume as per the re sults obtained. If the advantages of ALCCOFINE 1203 are observed in the concrete mix design, the initial rate of strength development was found to be increased or similar as that of Silica Fume. Durability test measuring the water permeabil ity showed better results than the Silica Fume. But in case of chloride permeabi lity we have compared ALCCOFINE 1203 with OPC and the results shows less permeab ility incase of ALCCOFINE 1203 than that of OPC. The use of ALCCOFINE 1203, as a n alternative to Silica Fume can be effective in enhancing the properties of con crete, both in its fresh and hardened state. Due to the lower water demand, ALCC OFINE 1203 can be ideally used to: Lower the water/binder ratio Use of more cost -effective admixture dosages A combination of above ALCCOFINE 1203 is a new generation supplementary cementitious material (SCM) wit h a built-in high tech content. In spite of its high fineness it does not increa se water demand at the dosage range of 5 to 15 percent of normal OPC in general. In fact concrete slump is seen to be improved, due to the dense packing of ceme ntitious material, producing low void content. The use of ALCCOFINE 1203 results in hydrated cement matrix to comprise of very small pores. Strength development increases drastically at early ages and the later on strengths are higher compa red to traditional supplementary cementitious material due to its unique PSD. Co ncretes of over 100 MPa (HPC / UHPC) are possible to be made using ALCCOFINE 120 3. Judicious use of ALCCOFINE 1203 can produce concrete of superior properties a nd performance in every way COUNTO MICROFINE PRODUCTS PVT. LTD. CORPORATE OFFICE: Sukerkar Mansion, First Fl oor, M.G. Road, Panjim, Goa - 403001 (INDIA), MUMBAI MARKETING OFFICE Abinash Mi shra, General Manager Marketing, Ambuja Cements Limited National Sales and Marke ting Head- ALCCOFINE Rang, Cell : +919892370453, 022-40667260(Direct) C/o- Ambuj a Cements Limited Elegant Business, 2nd Floor, Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank, Off A ndheri Kurla Road, Andheri East, Mumbai-59