Founded in Milan in 1937, MAPEI is today’s world leader in the production of adhesives and chemical products for building.

Starting in the 1960s, MAPEI put its strategy of internationalization into action in order to have maximum proximity to the needs of local markets and reduction of shipping costs to a minimum.

The Group now has 90 subsidiaries with 83 production facilities in 36 different countries.

Furthermore, MAPEI has developed a sales and technical service network with offices all over the world and offers an efficient Technical Service that is much appreciated by architects, engineers, contractors and owners.

Research and Development about C-ADD Divison

In 2001 MAPEI introduced the new line of “Cement Grinding Additives“, dedicated to cement production.
These additives are not meant for traditional MAPEI customers, but are used directly in cement production plants.
Grinding aids are formulated to solve agglomeration problems within tubular mills and to improve cement quality.

Their action mechanism helps eliminate pack-setting phenomena between ground particles and reduces coating inside the mills.
Their use also enables the operating conditions of the plants to be optimised while improving the quality of the finished cement, positively impacting on the economics of cement plant operations.

The grinding additives improve the characteristics of cements which later when mxed with concrete admixtures become indispensable raw materials for the preparation of a durable concrete.

MAPEI produces two families of two families of grinding additives: MA.G.A. (MAPEI Grinding Aids) and MA.P.E. (MAPEI Performance Enhancers); These additives are added in modest quantities and continuously while grinding, to increase mill yield and enhance cement performance.

The philosophy driving the Division is, of course, MAPEI’s utmost care for the quality of its formulations and for customer satisfaction, never hesitating to select raw materials that ensure absolutely constant quality over time; the goal is to “deliver quality”, minimising fixed costs (transport, production, etc.) when comparing the total expenditure per ton of cement produced, in order to meet the cement industry’s real needs.

In addition to those we consider to be basic products, the Cement Additives Division is more than willing and able to formulate tailor-made additives.


MAPEI Cement Additives Division Worldwide

We deliver our Cement Additives in more than 70 countries from our 20 production units in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Austria, Poland, Turkey, Vietnam, Australia, India, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Dubai, Egypt, South Africa, USA and Panama.


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MAPEI Group Headquarters / C-ADD Division Italy

Via Cafiero 22
20158 Milan - Italy

Ph: +39 02 376 73 760