Plastic cement is a specialty cement manufactured at CalPortland's Oro Grande plant particularly for plaster and stucco applications. Plastic cement is interground with plasticizing agents designed to enhance the desirable properties of portland cement - based plaster.
A few of the properties necessary for performance of a cement plaster product are adhesion (the ability to stick to a substrate), cohesion (the ability to resist sagging and delamination) and workability (the ability to place, shape, and work the material).
What Are The Benefits of Plastic Cement?
Plastic cement is specifically formulated for use in most types of plaster and stucco applications using plasticizers for workability and moisture retention:
Superior board life
What are the Differences Between Plastic Cement & Portland Cement?
Both Ordinary Portland cement and Plastic cement are manufactured using the same II- clinker but there are major differences from there…
Different ASTM Standards
Type II-V cement is an ASTM C150 Standard Specification for Portland Cement
Plastic cement is an ASTM C1328 Standard Specification for Plastic (Stucco) Cement
Type II-V Cement
Designed for use with coarse and fine aggregates for use in concrete
Meets ACI 318 Building Requirements for Structural Concrete
General use and meets moderate and high sulfate resistance
Low strength application
Designed for use with plaster sand
High water/cement ratio
Used for more workable and cohesive application
High limestone addition
High entrained air content
Some of the product applications include:
Plaster and stucco applications
Packaged plaster and finish-coat stucco products.
Plastic cement is intended solely for use in Portland Cement - Based Plaster and stucco applications.
For precise product application it is important to refer to the project specifications.
Contact with cement (including un-hardened concrete, mortar, wet cement, or cement admixtures) can cause skin irritation, severe chemical burns, or serious eye damage. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Seek immediate medical attention if you have persistent or severe discomfort. In case of eye contact, flush with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Consult a physician immediately.
Established in 1891, CalPortland is proudly advancing into its second century of providing unsurpassed quality, with a full product line of superior performing cement products and solutions for your greatest construction challenges.
From our state-of-the-art cement production facilities we manufacture products using only high quality raw materials and strict quality control procedures. CalPortland is recognized as the leader in quality cement production and innovation.
Plastic Cement confirms the ASTM C1328 standard specification for Plastic (Stucco cement).
Manufacturer & Availability
10655 W. Park Run Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89144
Plastic cement is available in bulk quantities at:
Oro Grande Cement Plant
14909 National Trails Highway
Oro Grande, CA 92368
Stockton West Cement Terminal
2825 W. Washington
Stockton, CA 95203
Sacked products are available through select building materials suppliers.
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