Euclid Chemical Unveils New Cement Additives Lab

Among the assets at the company’s new Cleveland-based cement additives laboratory is a heated and digitally controlled ball mill and dust collection system. Photo courtesy of Euclid Chemical.

In an emailed press release, Euclid Chemical (Cleveland, Ohio, USA), a leading manufacturer of concrete and masonry concrete construction products, announced the opening of a new cement additives laboratory at its Cleveland campus. This facility will be utilized for new product development and material testing to optimize the use of additives in the cement manufacturing process. 

With a full staff of highly trained technicians, the laboratory will provide comprehensive analysis that will support in-house research and detailed customer support. Some of the equipment and testing capabilities include: 

  • X-ray diffraction and X-ray fluorescence for compound and elemental identification;
  • Petrographic analysis; 
  • Isothermal calorimetry; 
  • Particle size analysis; 
  • Moisture content analysis; 
  • An air jet sieve for particle size distribution; 
  • Mechanical crushers for sample preparation; and 
  • A ball mill for test grinds and the optimization of cement additive formula selection. 

“By facilitating a proactive exchange of insights and expertise, this new laboratory will enable us to further our research and development efforts in the field of cement additives,” says Thomas Gairing, president of Euclid Chemical. “Ultimately, this will enhance the quality of research outcomes in the industry and deliver even greater value to our customers.”