Average Italian cement
AITEC ‐ Italian Association of cement manufacturers ‐ is since 1959 the national
cement industry representative body.
Cement is a building material (Construction Products Regulation ‐ EU Regulation
305/2011), produced in compliance with the harmonized European standard EN 197/1
laying down composition, features and conformity criteria for common cements.
Cement is an inorganic material composed of finely ground small granules of different
substances but with a statistically homogeneous composition. Cement is the second
most used substance around the world after water. It is a hydraulic binder that produces
a reaction when mixed with the appropriate quantities water, forming a substance that
gradually hardens and can bind solid materials such as sand and gravel to produce
cementitious conglomerates, ready‐mixes and mortars, which constitute the basic
The aim of the document is to evaluate the potential environmental impact from the
production of different gray cements. The EPD is based on a sector representative
sample of companies associated with AITEC and also includes the assessment of the
potential environmental impact from the clinker production.
This EPD is currently only available in Italian with a summary in English.