Uses and types of Cement in India

JSW Cement is committed to producing solutions that strengthen buildings while also taking into account the requirement for environmentally sustainable building materials. We are bridging the gap between consumer happiness and eco-efficiency with the aid of our cement products.

What is cement?

In order to bond different materials together, cement is utilized in construction. It is a fine powder derived mostly from limestone, clay, and other minerals that have undergone calcination—a chemical reaction—when fired at high temperatures in a kiln. Clinker, a product of this process, is ground into a fine powder and combined with small amounts of gypsum to form cement.

Uses of Cement

Cement is a versatile material used in a wide variety of construction applications. Some common uses of cement include:

  • Concrete: Cement is a primary ingredient in concrete, which is used for building foundations, walls, columns, roofs, and floors. Concrete is valued for its strength, durability, and versatility and is used in everything from residential homes to large-scale infrastructure projects.
  • Mortar: Cement is mixed with sand and water to create mortar, which is used to hold bricks, stones, and other materials together in masonry construction.
  • Stucco: Cement is also used in stucco, which is a type of plaster that is applied to the exterior of buildings to create a durable, weather-resistant surface.
  • Grout: Cement-based grout is used to fill gaps between tiles or masonry blocks in construction projects.
  • Roads and bridges: Cement is used in the construction of roads, bridges, and other infrastructure projects, where it is used to create strong, durable foundations and supports.
  • Pre-cast concrete: Cement is used in the manufacture of pre-cast concrete products such as pipes, blocks, and panels, which are used in a variety of construction applications.
  • Decorative uses: Cement can also be used for decorative purposes, such as creating textured surfaces, artistic sculptures, or stamped and colored concrete surfaces.

Overall, cement is an essential material in construction, providing strength, durability, and stability to a wide range of building projects.

Types of cement at JSW

Concreel HD Cement

Our next-generation green cement, JSW Concreel HD, was created to satisfy all specifications for concrete-based construction. Superior cohesiveness and improved chemical resistance are both features of the product. The features include green product, most durable in concrete mix, improved early and later strength, quick setting, superior cohesion and chemical resistance.


  • Quick de-shuttering of structures
  • Less susceptible to crack formation
  • Ease of placement
  • Initiation of hardening at the right time
  • Increased life of the structure
  • Less susceptible of chemical attacks

Compcem (Composite Cement)

Our composite cement is a ground-breaking product created for concrete-based construction needs. It is the ideal combination of silica, highly reactive slag, and clinker of the highest grade. This makes it perfect for applications requiring strength, including beams, columns, slabs, and foundations. The features include high strength, improved workability, more durable, sustainable construction, superior smooth finish, high resistance to chemical attack.


  • Increases safety of structures
  • Protects embedded reinforcement
  • Reduces concrete bleeding and segregation
  • provides good substrate for painting and other decorative works
  • Adds stability and is easier to maintain
  • Reduces CO2 emissions

Power Pro Cement

Environmentally friendly cement that complies with IS 455:2015 standards for high strength, exceptional durability, and resistance to harsh chemicals found in the environment. The features include fast setting, withstands chemical attack, eco-friendly product, high early strength, heavy-duty product used for requirements of high strength and safety.


  • Can withstand chemical attacks
  • Fast setting ensuring ease of placement
  • Protected from corrosion and thus incur less maintenance cost

Portland slag cement (PSC)

In order to increase the durability of the structures, some of the OPC is substituted with Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBS) in Portland Slag Cement (PSC), which is a blended cement. The features include longer life, better surface for painting, resistant to chemical attack, incomparable long-term strength, less heat of hydration and reduced thermal cracks.


  • Ultimate compressive strength
  • Better compatibility with all types of admixtures
  • Excellent resistance to chloride and sulphate attacks
  • Ease of pumping
  • Low risk of cracking
  • Improved workability
  • Better resistance against alkali-silica reaction
  • Superior finish
  • Minimized shrinkage cracks

Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC)

In typical concrete construction work, ordinary Portland cement (OPC) is one of the most widely utilized cement varieties. Wherever exceptionally high early strength and quick setting are required, our OPC is employed. In construction sites, it can either be used alone or combined with mineral admixtures such fly ash and GGBS using a high-efficient mixture, depending on the situation. The features include high early strength, faster de-shuttering of formwork, increase speed of construction.


  • Settles quickly and provides early strength
  • It can be used with various minerals and mixtures as per requirement
  • Quick at de-shuttering

We encourage you to visit or schedule a consultation with us through our website if you require additional information on the type of cement you should be probing for your construction needs.