Brussels 10 April 2017 – The European Cement Association has published an updated version of its Cement Standards of the World publication, with a complete overview of all standards for cement from across 84 countries.
In 1991, CEMBUREAU had previously published an edition of the Cement Standards of the World. Since then, there have been many changes in the standards for cement around the world:
- In Europe, the Committee for Standardisation (CEN), comprised of all countries of western Europe (ECC and EFTA members), produced a harmonized standard for common cements EN 197-1:2000. This standard was updated in 2011 to include cements with specific performance characteristics.
- Several countries have adapted this European standard and transposed it into their national standards.
- The majority of national standards of countries outside of Europe have been updated
The reviewed publication provides the latest information on worldwide cement standards and includes key countries such as US, China, the Russian Federation, Canada and Australia. In view of the large number of different types and strength classes of common cement now available, the format of the publication is such that the same specification requirements are to be found in the same tables for each country to allow comparisons if desired.
In order to assist those wishing to obtain copies of the individual standards referred to, an additional section is provided listing the names, acronyms, addresses, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and websites of national Standards Bodies.
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About CEMBUREAU: The European Cement Association based in Brussels is the representative organisation of the cement industry in Europe. Currently, its Full Members are the national cement industry associations and cement companies of the European Union (with the exception of Cyprus, Malta and Slovakia) plus Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. Croatia and Serbia are Associate Members of CEMBUREAU. A cooperation agreement exists with Cyprus.
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