Argos provides innovative solutions for customers, including ready mix producers, concrete product manufacturers, contractors, masons, builders, and municipal authorities. Our technical expertise derives from years of experience in the field, state-of-the-art laboratory and research facilities, and a deep knowledge, and a deep knowledge if construction materials. We offer a comprehensive line with technical blends and other products that exceed appropriate industry standards and offer solutions and value to our customers.
Argos’ Portland Cement is a high-quality, cost-effective basic building material used in virtually all forms of construction and exceeds all applicable ASTM and AASHTO chemical and physical requirements.
Argos’ SuperCem slag products are finely-ground, hydraulic cement produced from granulated blast furnace slag, a product of the iron-making process that meets ASTM Grade 120. Slag helps achieve low permeability; resistance to chlorides, high sulfate and alkali reactions; has greater strength potential; requires lower temperatures for mass concrete and boasts improved workability. Concrete made with slag can be expected to be lighter in color.
Argos’ blended cements are a mixture of Portland Cement and a combination of any one or more supplementary cementitious materials such as slag cement, fly ash or limestone. Blended cements are ideal for high performance applications where enhanced strength and durability properties are required, as well as in general use applications. Argos also offers bagged Super ’n Sand blended cement-aggregate products.
MASONRY, PORTLAND CEMENT/LIME AND MORTAR CEMENTS
Argos’ Magnolia® Masonry, Florida Super Masonry and Florida Masonry Cements are manufactured using high-quality clinker and a high calcium carbonate limestone interground with plasticizers. These ingredients are accurately proportioned and controlled throughout the manufacturing process to assure a uniform product. Mortars made with Argos’ Superbond™ Mortar Cement and Eaglebond® Portland Cement/Lime excel in the key areas of performance, including bond strength and water resistance.
CUSTOM COLOR MASONRY CEMENT
Argos’ Custom Color Cement for masonry application is both superior and affordable. The colors last because only the finest ingredients available are used. High-quality pigment is added to the masonry cement and homogenized with the most sophisticated blending equipment to ensure permanency and consistency. Argos’ Custom Color Cement can also be special-ordered in Eaglebond® Portland Cement/Lime or Superbond™ Mortar Cement in Type N, S, M or O.
* Argos’ slag and blended products provide a significant contribution to sustainable construction. The use of these materials in concrete production consumes less energy and offers improved efficiency and building performance. The material may also be used to achieve LEED points in the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.