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Portland cement is manufactured from some of the earth's most common minerals, limestone and shale. These materials are ground almost as fine as finished cement and moved through a kiln where they are burned at 2800 degrees Farenheit to form a new material called clinker. A small amount of gypsum is blended with the clinker and it is then ground, as fine as face powder, to form cement. Monarch Portland cements conform to ASTM
C-150.

When portland cement, stone, sand and water are mixed together in the proper proportions, the water and cement form a paste that coats every stone and grain of sand and fills the spaces between them. The water triggers a chemical reaction with the cement called hydration. This reaction forms a gel which, as it hardens, binds the stones and sand into a solid mass (concrete) that increases in strength over time.

 


A bag of Monarch's Portland Cement

 


The Monarch Cement Company
449 1200 Street
P.O. Box 1000
Humboldt, KS 66748-0900
(620) 473-2222

 

 

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