Lafarge turns heads

One of the “Most Innovative Product” winners at this year’s World Of Concrete show in Las Vegas was Lafarge North America’s Tercem 3000. The ternary cement blend won the Expert’s Choice Award for the most innovative product in the concrete-making materials category. Lafarge Tercem 3000 is a hydraulic cement containing a blend of silica fume, blast furnace slag and portland cement. It is blended for high strength, improved durability and superior placing and finishing qualities. Performance benefits include improved 28-day strengths, reduced permeability, improved rheology and pumpability of concrete (especially in hot weather), reduced concrete bleeding, and improved resistance to alkali-silica reactions. The cement has environmental benefits too. Its production uses less energy and reduces carbon dioxide emissions compared to conventional cement manufacturing. Because it uses materials reclaimed from steelmaking and silicon metals operations, it is recognized as a “recovered” product by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and can help projects earn points toward LEED certification. For more about Lafarge North America, visit

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