- story by Aalborg Portland Belgium
AALBORG WHITE cement is a rapid hardening Portland cement with high early (2 days) and standard (28 days) strengths, produced of extremely pure limestone and fine-ground sand.
What makes AALBORG WHITE cement so unique is the white colour, the high consistency, the extraordinarily low content of alkali and the high sulphate resistance.
AALBORG WHITE cement can be described as a low-alkali, sulphate resistant cement by most national standards.
It all began millions of years ago. In some cases, chalk was formed from the deposition of micro-organisms extracting calcium carbonate from sea water close to the surface. In other cases, corals formed on the beds of shallow seas. Subsequent compression then consolidated the deposits to varying degrees; in geologically active regions high-grade marbles have formed.
A feature common to all deposits in the AALBORG WHITE production process is the lack of contamination by sands and clays which might have been present had the deposits not been a long way from large land masses. This has resulted in very pure limestone ideally suited to the production of white cement. Added to local supplies of high-purity sands and kaolin, advanced technology, a dedicated and skilled workforce, and over 100 years of experience in producing Portland cement, it is easy to understand why AALBORG WHITE cement deserves its world-wide reputation for consistency and unsurpassed quality.
Today, the AALBORG WHITE brand enjoys a strong international position and is exported to more than 70 countries across the globe.