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OPC & PPC Cement are the widest used cement in residential & commercial constructions.
While both the cement can be used for the house construction, but which one do you prefer?
In this article, I going to uncover the differences between OPC and PPC Cement and help you understand which one to choose.
Let’s get started: Difference between OPC and PPC Cement What is PPC Cement?
The full form of PPC is Portland Pozzolana Cement.
PPC Cement is made by adding the pozzolana materials such as fly ash, volcanic ash, etc. with grey cement. What is OPC Cement?
The full form of OPC is Ordinary Portland Cement.
OPC Cement is 100% grey cement. OPC Cement is available in 3 different grades namely: 33 Grade, 43 Grade & 53 Grade. Difference between OPC and PPC Cement
Below is the table comparing the two:
Property PPC Cement OPC Cement Setting Time PPC Cement has higher setting time in comparison to OPC Lower setting time in comparison to PPC Grade of Cement PPC Cement is available in only 1 grade (Comparable to OPC 43 Grade) OPC Cement is available in 3 different grades: 33 Grade, 43 Grade & 53 Grade Environment Friendly Use of industrial & natural waste during the manufacturing process of PPC Cement makes it more environment friendly OPC Cement is not environment friendly as it releases large amount of CO2 during the time of manufacturing Resistance to Chemicals PPC Cement has better resistance to chemicals OPC Cement has less resistance to chemicals Initial Strength (after 7 days) Initial strength of PPC Cement after 7 days is lower than OPC Cement Initial strength of OPC Cement after 7 days is higher than PPC Cement Final Strength (after 28 days) Final strength of PPC Cement (after 28 days) is comparable to OPC 43 Grade Cement Final Strength of OPC Cement (43 grade) is same as PPC Cement Durability PPC Cement more durable in long run OPC Cement is less durable in long run Popular Applications Residential Construction, Mass Concreting, Marine Construction High-rise buildings, Roads, Bridges, Flyovers, Defense Structures Heat of Hydration PPC Cement releases less heat during the construction OPC Cement releases more heat in comparison to PPC Cement Which Cement is better for Residential House Construction?
We recommend using PPC Cement for residential house construction up to 3 floors as it offers better durability & resistance to chemicals. For high, rise buildings, the use of OPC Cement is recommended.
Along with the type of cement, it is also necessary to choose the best cement company, check out my guide on
Top 10 Cement Companies in India to know more about the best cement companies. Handpicked Articles to Read Next:
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