Structo®, the multiple-application cement, available in 40 kg bags

07.02.2012
 

Bucharest


Holcim (Romania) offers to its clients the Structo® cement packed in 40 kg bag for an easier handling of the product. Structo® is an all-season cement, compliant with all European norms, and according to the standards for quality, environmental protection, and occupational health and safety.

Structo® is a composite Portland cement, produced according to present standards SR EN 197/1-2002. The product is AEROQ certified (CE mark) and can be used for a large range of applications:
- reinforced concrete for foundations, pillars, girders, belts, supporting walls;
- plain and reinforced concrete for pre-cast elements;
- plain concrete for foundations and levelling;
- screeds.

"We made this change as a result of several market studies in which our clients, who use Structo®, prefer 40 kg bags. We wished to bring an added value to our products and services and, thus, we reduced the weight of the Structo® cement bag so that it is easier for handling," said Markus Wirth, General Manager of Holcim (Romania).

Structo® offers a series of advantages to its users because the concrete, which is prepared from this multiple-application cement, displays a good development of initial strength, is easily poured, ensuring the filling in of the moulds and the inclusion of all reinforcing elements, and is easily compacted, thus obtaining a compact structure and a good protection of the reinforcing structure. In addition, the concrete prepared with Structo® is homogenous, decreasing the risk of potential segregation, and after de-moulding, the surface of the element is smooth.

"The Structo® cement, launched in 2007, proved to be a success among our clients, being fully and easily accepted by them, shortly after its launch. On such a dynamic market, we pay full attention to the needs and requirements of our clients and this is the reason why we introduced the 40 kg Structo® bag," said François Laporte, Marketing and Sales Director of Holcim (Romania).

Structo® is produced in Campulung and Alesd and available at national level in 40 kg bags, palletised and foiled. In addition to the information from the Structo® Guide, more advice and recommendations can be obtained by calling Holcim Infoline - 021/208.2000 - and getting in touch with the technical consultants.


Holcim is one of the world's leading suppliers of cement and aggregates (crushed stone, sand and gravel) as well as further activities such as ready-mix concrete and asphalt including services. The Group holds majority and minority interests in more than 70 countries on all continents, and employs some 90,000 people.

Holcim (Romania) S.A. currently operates 3 cement plants, in Turda (grinding), Campulung and Alesd, 16 environmentally-friendly ready-mixed concrete plants, and 5 aggregates plants. Holcim (Romania) S.A. currently has approximately 1,400 employees. The website of the company is www.holcim.ro.