White Cement and Grey Cement are usually compared on five terms which are as follows: 1. Raw Material: Grey color of the cement is ...

What is the difference between grey cement and white cement?

White Cement and Grey Cement are usually compared on five terms which are as follows:

1. Raw Material: Grey color of the cement is mainly due to high content of oxides of iron, manganese and chromium which are present in limited amount in white cement.

2. Strength and Setting Time: Its setting behavior and strength development are essentially the same as those expected in grey cement.

3. Fineness: White cement is usually finer than grey cement and thus, gives better finishing.

4. Cost: Due to more complex manufacturing process of white cement, it is expensive than grey cement. In India, white cement is usually around Rs. 20 per kg costlier than grey cement.

5. Uses: White cement due to its whiteness is mainly used for architectural beauty, interior and exterior decorations, flooring, ornamental concrete products such as idols while grey cement is mostly used for construction purposes.

Showing the temperature advantage of white concrete over gray concrete

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