The cement additives we manufacture include high-performance grinding aids, performance enhancers (quality improvers), functional additives, and water reducers. Our unique customization capabilities let us tailor additive formulations to the specifications of cement plants across the globe.


Cement Grinding Aids

Our liquid grinding aids improve cement flowability, grinding efficiency, and mill throughput. The results are decreased unit power for a reduced carbon footprint and lower material handling and pumping costs. Our top-performing brands include:

  • TAVERO® HEA2® products: Grinding aids and flowability enhancers for Portland cement and other hydraulic cements.

  • DARAGRIND® products: Developed to grind a variety of minerals, such as limestone, calcium carbonate, silica and quicklime.

Cement Quality Improvers

Our liquid quality improvers enhance the grinding process and allow for the addition of less costly materials to cement. Solutions include:

  • OPTEVA® TDA® products: Improve the early strength of treated cement.

  • OPTEVA® ESE® products: Increase medium, late and particularly early compressive strength and are-chloride free.

  • OPTEVA® CBA® products: Boost compressive strength at medium to later stages. They also improve mortar flow and reduce concrete water demands.

  • Customized additives are available to meet the needs of individual plants and cements.


Functional Additives

Our functional additives portfolio features SYNCHRO® liquid cement additives for chromium reduction to ensure compliance with the EU regulation. We also manufacture TYTRON®, HYDROPHOBE® and AIRALON® additives for high-performance masonry cements.

Every additive needed to make high-quality cement while boosting productivity, efficiency & profitability All of the cement additives we manufacture are of the highest quality, comply with regulatory requirements, and meet all local standards. Our additives also play a key role in sustainable cement production by lowering CO2 emissions, reducing clinker, and increasing mill output. 

Cement Producer Technical Services & Support 

GCP’s goal is to help our producer partners be more productive and profitable throughout the whole grinding value chain. Our Field experts are longtime veterans of the cement production industry. They work with producers to meet production challenges and seize new opportunities through process improvements, best practices, and leveraging the latest technologies.
Field Advantage services for our producer partners include:

  • Hands-on assistance for field trials, mill commissioning, product use and dosage
  • Technical seminars and workshops for plant leaders and technicians on the use of cement additives and grinding system optimization
  • Mill audits
  • Tools such as cost/value assessment models
  • On-site and remote support and troubleshooting
  • Exploring new applications, using new chemicals, developing ad hoc solutions

GCP Applied Technologies: A trusted cement additives manufacturer — and expert resource — for cement producers worldwide

More than 80 years ago, we pioneered the development of chemical additives to make grinding cement more efficient. Since then, we have led the industry in making new compounds to improve cement grindability and performance.

Today, everyone – from the world's largest cement companies to smaller regional producers – count on our innovative cement additives.

Our work with producers has helped advance the science of cement production, which has been key in helping our R&D team develop new solutions. Plus, our field service teams proudly share GCP’s deep knowledge with our customers to improve their operations. With our global footprint, we are uniquely capable to supply — and support —cement producers locally in 100 countries worldwide.