Portland Limestone Cement
CEMEX Type IL Portland Limestone Cement has a lower carbon footprint than traditional portland cement while still offering the same strength and durability that you have come to expect from CEMEX products. CEMEX Type IL cement meets the ASTM C595 requirements.
Strong. Durable. Sustainable.
Strong. Durable. Sustainable.
- Eco-friendly substitution for OPC (Ordinary Portland Cement) without compromising performance
- Uses less energy which reduces greenhouse gas emissions
- Lower carbon footprint
- Improved early strength profile
- Sulfate resistance comparable to OPC
- Equal performance compared to OPC
- Lighter color beneficial in architectural concrete
- Lighter color increases light reflection
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Portland Limestone Cement is environmentally friendly, making it a smart option when building sustainably. The addition of limestone allows for a reduction in clinker, one of the main contributors of CO2 in cement. This clinker reduction results in reduced greenhouse gas emissions and a smaller carbon footprint. With PLC, you can build confidently and sustainably at the same time.
CEMEX Type IL Portland Limestone Cement is one of the many sustainable products we have innovated in order to reduce carbon emissions within our industry. As an industry leader in climate action, we have set aggressive targets to lower carbon emissions by more than 40% by 2030 and fall below 475kg of CO2.
Commitment to Sustainability
At CEMEX, we believe we have a responsibility to do our part to protect our planet. For more than 15 years, we have been doing just that through El Carmen, a nature preserve that encompasses five different ecosystems. For the third consecutive year, CEMEX earned the EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year—a recognition of our longstanding commitment to sustainability.
CEMEX Type IL Portland Limestone Cement has a lower carbon footprint than traditional portland cement while still offering the same strength and durability that you have come to expect from CEMEX products.
- Superior sustainability vs. traditional OPC (Ordinary Portland Cement)
- Environmentally friendly – reduced greenhouse gas emissions
- Comparable to other OPC
- Extremely durable
- Enhanced particle shape and size improves workability
- Excellent placing and finishing properties
- And much more...
CEMEX Type IL Portland Limestone Cement is produced with the same clinker as Type I, Type II, or Type V cements and is an eco-friendlier one-to-one substitution for any of these cement types. Portland Limestone Cements are typically ground finer resulting in a higher early strength profile. Applications include:
Architectural precast products
Concrete Masonry Units
Type IL is available at various CEMEX locations. If you have a project in any of these areas, consider using CEMEX Type IL to assist you.
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