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The Setting of Cements


A GENERAL discussion on the setting of cements and plasters was held by the Faraday Society on Monday, January 14, when several interesting papers were contributed. The subject is one of great technical importance, in view of the large and continually increasing application of calcareous cements, especially of the Portland class, in engineering and building work. Although this country leads in the manufacture of Portland cement, very little attention has been given to its chemical study by British chemists, and it is not surprising that the most important papers in the discussion came from France and the United States.

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