India, one of the fastest growing economies in the world, is witnessing an unprecedented growth in infrastructure. JSW Cement; believes that this growth needs to be sustainable and is consciously contributing to creating a self-reliant India by manufacturing the building blocks of the Indian development story with its world-class cement. We have adopted the route of utilizing industrial by-products such as slag to make our eco-friendly cement to ensure a sustainable future for the country. Our plants at Vijayanagar in Karnataka and Nandyal in Andhra Pradesh & Dolvi in Maharashtra utilize slag from the JSW Steel plants to produce this green cement. By converting industrial by-product into a useful product, we have reduced the carbon footprint of the Group. Our vision is to make cement from every tone of slag that we generate. Not only does this ensure optimal utilization of resources but also saves the ecological risk of industrial by-product dumping.
With the rise in awareness of environmental issues and diminishing natural resources, the focus of construction industry has shifted towards eco-friendly materials and technologies. Our commitment to environmental causes has motivated us to use by-products like blast furnace slag from steel, which are effective not only in pollution management but also in natural resource conservation. Hence, JSW Cement is the leading manufacturer of ‘green cement’ in India. The use of slag in concrete has replaced partially the Ordinary Portland cement (OPC). As a common practice, blast furnace slag is incorporated in Portland cement production for environmental, technical and economical benefits. Before JSW Cement’s entry in the market, ‘green cement’ was virtually unheard in southern and western India.
Portland Slag Cement (PSC)
PSC is blended cement.
It is the most suitable cement for Infrastructure Projects because of its high flexural strength.
Maximum strength, low risk of cracking, improved workability, and superior finish are the advantages of PSC.
Portland Slag Cement (PSC) is manufactured by either inter-grinding in the Portland cement clinker, Gypsum & Granulated Slag or blending the Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBS) with Ordinary Portland Cement by means of mechanical blenders. At JSW Cement, we use superior quality slag produced at our steel manufacturing plant, conforming to IS: 12089 standards for producing PSC. It is created with a combination of 45- 50% slag, 45% – 50% clinker, and 3-5% gypsum. PSC has been voted as the most suitable cement for concrete pavements, mass concrete applications, high performance or high strength concrete, structures and foundations, pre-cast concrete such as pipe & block, concrete exposed to sea water and marine application.
Portland Slag Cement, commonly known as PSC, is blended cement. Slag is, essentially, a non-metallic product comprising of more than 90% glass with silicates and alumino-silicates of lime. At JSW Cement, we use superior quality slag produced at our steel manufacturing plant, conforming to IS: 12089 standards for producing PSC.
The multi-fold advantages of PSC
PSC’s inherent chemistry gives it several advantages over ordinary cement. Apart from being more environment-friendly, it offers;
Where PSC can be used?