Russia's insistence on paying for Russian gas in rubles has rattled European countries: Greece held an emergency meeting of suppliers, the Dutch government would urge consumers to use less gas, and the French energy regulator told consumers not to panic. Russian gas meets one-third of Europe's annual energy needs.
Russia said they could expand their demand for ruble payments for other commodities, including oil, grain, fertilizer, coal, and metals, which raised the risk of recession in Europe and the US.
Moscow is expected to unveil its ruble payment plan in early April, but it said it would not immediately ask buyers to pay for gas in rubles.
Western countries have said paying in rubles would be a breach of contract, and renegotiation could take months or longer. This uncertainty has pushed commodity market prices higher.
The supply and prices of other commodities like the Cement Foaming Agent could also be affected.
Cement foaming agent is the core material of foamed concrete. Choosing a suitable cement foaming agent is the key to producing qualified products.
1. Fully understand the type of cement foaming agent
Different types of foaming agents have different foaming power and foam stability, so there are certain limitations in the use process. Only after knowing the type of foaming agent can you understand its performance characteristics. When choosing a foaming agent, you can have a target.
2. Carefully master the technical indicators of foaming agents
The main indicators to measure the quality of foaming agents include foaming power, foam toughness, and bleeding volume. The foaming power reflects the foaming ability of the foaming liquid, which can be expressed by the foaming height and the foaming multiple. The higher the foaming height and the larger the foaming multiple, the stronger the foaming power of the foaming agent.
3. Carefully understand the use of foaming agent
The foaming agent on the market generally has a relatively high concentration, and when used, it needs to be diluted with a certain proportion of water to form a foaming liquid, and then the foaming liquid is foamed. The concentration of the foaming liquid is closely related to the foaming effect. Too high or too low a concentration will affect the foaming effect. Only with a suitable concentration can a high foaming ratio and high-quality foam be obtained.
Foaming agent production characteristics
1. The foaming speed should be appropriate, too fast or too slow will affect the quality of concrete.
2. The diameter of the generated hydrogen bubbles should be small and evenly dispersed. Especially when the cement slurry is poured into the injection mold under the full volume state, it needs to be evenly dispersed to ensure the quality of the injection mold.
3. The setting and solidification of cement shall not be affected when gas is generated. If the setting of cement is delayed, the strength of the cement will decrease or abnormal cement setting will occur.
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Due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the covid-19 pandemic, how will the international situation develop is highly uncertain. It is too difficult to assess its economic impact properly. However, we could see energy prices and commodity prices keep rising and supply chains are disrupted. Therefore, Cement Foaming Agent prices are expected to rise in the future.
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