Slag cement shipments climb as product awareness, traction grow

Sources: Slag Cement Association, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

Slag cement producers reported a 12 percent year-over-year gain in 2016 shipments, totaling about 3 million tons. The Slag Cement Association credits the increase to construction activity attending an improving economy; producers’ realization of the efficiencies the material brings concrete mixtures; and, increased understanding of the supplemental binding agent’s potential in concrete among design, specification and construction professionals.