Solution 9

Cements, plasters, aggregates, construction chemistry

Aggregates - Silicas

Silica Sand 4010

Median Size: 45 mesh
Size coherence: variable
Colour: white
Grain shape: sub-angular
Surface profile as abrasif (MILS): 2.4
Available in 50 lb bags

Silica Sand 7030

Median Size: 100 mesh
Size coherence: variable
Colour: white Grain shape: sub-angular
Surface profile as abrasif
(MILS): 1.0 Available in 50 lb bags

Silica Sand GR-4095

Median Size: This industrial quartz is 95%
retained on 38 mesh or finer.
Size coherence: variable to neutral
Colour: white with black specs
Grain shape: sub-angular
Available in bulk only

Aggregates - Nepheline Syenite

White Lightning #25

Nepheline syenite lowers the melt temperature of many industrial
processes for energy savings, and can be further modified to
produce functional fillers for paint, powder coatings and plastics.
Median Size: 32 mesh
Size Coherence: Neutral
Colour: white with some black specs
Grain Shape: angular
Available in 50 lbs bags

White Lightning #2040

Median Size: 38 mesh
Size coherence: Neutral
Colour: White with some black specs
Shape: angular
Available in 50 lb bags

Aggregates - Crushed Nickel Slag

BlackShot II crushed slag

This extremely inert iron silicate is angular, with an optimal bulk density that makes it an excellent sandblast abrasive with superior cleaning and cutting capabilities.
Median Size: 24 mesh
Size coherence: Variable
Colour: Black Grain
Shape: Angular
Available in 25 kg bags

Aggregates - Crushed Glass

Clear Blast #20

Crushed glass is an alternate for blasting. It is good for thin or thick coats of metal, aluminium and brass. This process is not toxic, and carries virtually no silica. Crushed glass is good for the removal of: paint, epoxy, vinyl and more.
Median Size: 35 Mesh
Size coherence: Variable
Colour: Multi/ green
Grain Shape: Sub-angular
Available in 100 lb bags

Aggregates - Vermiculite

Vermiculite 3A and 2A

Available in two sizes (medium and fine). Can be used as a lightweight aggregate for plaster or cement castings to lighten or for aesthetic purposes.


Ciment Fondu

Cement Fondu® has become a binding agent for specialized applications thanks to its chemical, mineralogical and physical properties. Dark brown in color, it is mainly composed of calcium alumina phases and is ideal for use in refraction and construction chemistry. Suitable for refractory applications where iron oxide can be tolerated (non-reducing atmospheres), it is recommended for use in products that require rapid hardening, abrasion resistance, mechanical shock, exposure to intermediate temperatures or where cement with high performance properties is required. Available in 94 lb bags.

Portland Type GU

A general-purpose cement suitable for all uses for which the special properties of other types of portland cements are not required. Formerly known as Type 10. Available in 40 kg bags.

Portland Type HE

High-early-strength cement for use where high early strengths are required. Formerly known as Type 30. Available in 40 kg bags.

Portland Type HS

A high-sulphate-resistant cement for use in applications that require high levels of sulphate resistance. HS cement generally gains strength more slowly than other cement types. Formerly known as Type 50. Available in 40 kg bags.

Federal White Type GU Cement

Federal White Type GU Cement is a true portland cement manufactured with selected raw materials to insure negligible amounts of iron and manganese oxides so as not to produce the gray color of normal portland cement. Available in 40 kg bags.

Secar 71

It contains no mixture or addition of alumina. It is recommended for products that require fast curing, abrasion resistance, mechanical shock, intermediate temperature exposure or when cement with high performance properties is required. It is a multi-purpose product that can be used with light-coloured or colour-sensitive grouts that require the properties of calcium aluminate cement.



“Disal® is used as a major ingredient in different types of formulations. Improves the flow properties of the concrete mix by dispersing the particles and preventing re-agglomeration. Improves the rheological and mechanical properties of concrete such as workability, compressive and ?exural strengths, modulus of elasticity. Recommended for the following applications: high performance concrete, pumped concrete, marine concrete, shotcrete,
prefabricated concrete, architectural concrete, specially shaped concrete slabs, lightweight concretes, and concretes containing fly ash, silica fume or blast furnace slag. Available in 25 kg bags.”


Silica Flour

Our SIL-CO-SIL® Ground Silica products are produced from high purity silica powder, precision ground from 250 to 5 micron topsize. Our ground silicas are inherently inert, bright white, with low moisture and are at least 99.5% Si02. SIL-CO-SIL’s properties improve coating hardness, chemical resistance, resin demand and dispersibility.

CAS 20-4 Filler

USG CAS-20®-4 brand, anhydrous calcium sulfate, is an extremely white, finely divided particulate filler. Used in white color concentrates and filled plastics applications.

Plasters and Gypsums

No. 1 Moulding Plaster

Ornamental plaster used for creating decorative trim or running cornices. Designed for use where expansion control, hardness and strength are not primary considerations. This is a great multi-purpose product.


HYDRO-STONE Gypsum Cement is ideal for stretch-press dies where extreme surface hardness is required.

HP Plaster

Similar to No. 1 Moulding Plaster but with a higher compressive strength.