White cement is typically specified to ensure clean, bright,consistent colors, including light pastels. White cement allowsa wide range of color options for producing structural andarchitectural concrete, as well as masonry and cementationsbuilding products. The final color and look ofconcrete and masonry materials are affected by many factors:
White cement is a construction material, which exhibits aesthetic and hydraulic binding properties. This cement is often deployed along with pigments to impart attractive color to the concretes and mortars, which is not feasible with ordinary gray cement.
White cement is extensively used as an alternative to gray cement owing to its value-added properties such as its ability to reflect heat and improved aesthetic appearance. The demand for white cement is higher among countries with hot environment conditions as more heat is reflected from the resulting white concrete surface when compared to standard gray concrete.
· While grey cement is great for normal bricklaying work, white cement is necessary for the surface of the wall. It makes the walls resistant to external elements & acts as a smooth base for the paint.
· The process is called a ‘wash’. The custom is to have your walls lime-washed; however, using white cement concrete mix will serve you multiple benefits.
· The white cement wash offers a much better finish to start with, concealing hairline cracks with a durable, matte finish. The second benefit is the effect on the paints; the white surface allows the paint to stand out while also protecting it from moisture from the walls.
The white cement market is expected to register a significant growth during 2018 to 2023 (the forecast period). This tremendous growth is supported by the increasing construction activities in emerging economies.