StarBuild Cement

AfriSam’s StarBuild is a 32,5N cement and cost-effective alternative for applications not requiring high early-strength development. It is suitable for a limited range of applications in the build environment where it offers consistent performance.

Features, Applications and Benefits

  • Delivers normal performance, durability and workability
  • Moderate strength gain (16MPa at 7 days)
  • Economical alternative for residential application mix designs
  • Low carbon footprint
  • Using the correct mix designs, this cement can produce various concrete strengths, mortar and plaster mixes


Tips for storage

  • Store your cement raised off the floor on a wooden pallet or on plastic sheeting to prevent moisture absorption.
  • Store in a dry enclosed area, such as a container or weatherproof shed to protect it from rain and other elements.
  • Keep doors and windows closed to eliminate damp air or draughts.
  • Ideally cover your cement bags with plastic sheeting or a tarpaulin.
  • Ensure that you pack your cement bags in a manner that allows a ‘first in – first out’ approach
  • Never store your cement with other products such as fertiliser, gypsum based products or foodstuffs, as even the smallest amount of contamination can have a negative effect on the performance of your cement in concrete, mortar and plaster mixes.
  • Always stack the cement bags in alternate directions, even if the bags are not palletised.

Health and safety

Occupational exposure limits to cement are recommended in the Occupational Health and Safety Act and summarised as follows:

  • Always wear the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (i.e. boots, gloves, safety glasses and dust masks) when working with cement, concrete, plaster and mortar.
  • Avoid contact with skin, eyes and clothing, if skin contact occurs, wash off with water immediately. Consult a medical professional for any persistent skin problem.
  • When lifting, keep a straight back and bend knees. Alternatively use a trolley or get help to prevent personal injury.
  • Bags should be carried at waist height or flat on the shoulder.
  • Ensure that 50kg cement bags are stored in stacks of no more than 12 bags high

Technical assistance

For your peace-of-mind and convenience, all our products are supported by a highly skilled sales support, technical service and supply infrastructure. If you need any technical assistance dial 011 670 5500 and select the Product Technical Support option.



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