We have developed a process to reduce the size of several different materials into nano sizes in combination with other proprietary processes.  To enhance the technical benefits and reduce the cost of concrete.

Benefits:

Supplementary Cementing Materials can significantly reduce the embodied energy of precast concrete products by substituting waste materials for relatively high energy hydraulic cement. SCMs are mostly by-products of other industrial processes. Their judicious use in concrete production is desirable both for environmental and energy conservation as well as for the technical benefits they can provide. SCMs are added to concrete as part of the total cementitious system, either as an addition or partial replacement of Portland cement.

When properly used, the SCMs can enhance the following properties of concrete:
  • Generally improve the workability and finishing of fresh concrete
  • Reduce bleeding and segregation of fresh concrete
  • Lower the heat of hydration beneficial in mass pours
  • Improve the pumpability of fresh concrete
  • Generally improve the long term strength gain
  • Reduce permeability and absorption (especially silica fume)
  • Reduce alkali-aggregate reactivity
The effect of replacing cement with supplementary cementitious materials on the embodied energy of concrete is appreciable. For example, a 1% replacement of cement with fly ash results in an approximately 0.7% reduction in energy consumption per unit of concrete.

Results:

Concrete continues to play a pivotal role in overall economic growth both locally and globally. In order to improve the sustainability of all concrete structures, there is a need to understand the interactive effect of the many issues from ‘cradle to grave’ in the design phase, during  construction and end-of-life and, most importantly, the energy savings achievable during the use phase.

By implementing better technology and utilizing more efficient and cost effective resources, we can change the future impact of concrete and cement to the earth’s environment.  This is the ultimate goal aside from reducing ever-growing costs associated with the use of cement.