|By Marketwired .||
|February 19, 2014 06:03 AM EST||
ALEXANDRIA, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/19/14 -- CeraTech, the industry's leading producer of durable, high performance, and lowest carbon cement for concrete, announced today the release of an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for ekkomaxx cement concrete. This is the first EPD completed for a non-portland bulk cement. It enables architects, leading design firms, and contractors to independently substantiate and confirm the tremendous environmental differences between portland and non-portland cement technologies.
The EPD quantifies CeraTech is producing a cement system with a virtually zero carbon footprint, 95% reduction in the use of virgin resources, and dramatic 50% reduction in the use of water.
The CERATECH Cement system, developed in 2001, is comprised of 95% recycled fly ash and 5% liquid additives. Meeting ASTM International C1157 as a hydraulic cement system, it is accepted by industry standards, codes, and rating systems including the American Concrete Institute (ACI), International Code Council (ICC), and United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
"The growing interest in sustainable construction has fueled industry wide interest in CeraTech. Our recently completed EPD and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for ekkomaxx is critically important. It independently validates our having established a new industry standard as the "greenest", most sustainable concrete available in the world," explained Jon Hyman, CeraTech's President and CEO.
Release of the third-party validated EPD prepared by Martha VanGeem, PE, LEED AP, BD+C, FACI, follows guidelines set forth by the Carbon Leadership Forum's North America Product Category Rules (PCR), with findings from CeraTech's ekkomaxx cement concrete's LCA. Independent verification was conducted by the Athena Sustainable Materials Institute under the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association's (NRMCA) Program Operator Rules.
The required LCA verified CeraTech's leadership in durability and sustainability by verifying:
- The lowest carbon footprint of any cement available in the world (near zero).
- More than 50% less water is used in ekkomaxx cement concrete, (a savings of approximately 15 gallons per yd3 -- 150 gallons less water per truckload).
- Increased durability multiples of 2x, 3x, 4x, or more based upon the application.
- Multiple times the Return on Investment (ROI)
As one of the top revenue grossing concrete construction companies in the United States, McCarthy Companies' Project Director, Grant Guerri, exclaimed, "The bottom line is CeraTech's cement mixes are viable for a broad range of applications including wastewater, parking and bridge decks, pavements, chemical/caustic containments, high heat applications, and virtually all green, low carbon construction projects."
According to Narayanan Neithalath, Senior Sustainability Scientist and Associate Professor of the School of Sustainable Engineering and Built Environment at Arizona State University, "This Environmental Product Declaration and Life Cycle Assessment quantify the environmental benefits of well-designed cementitious systems that do not use portland cement as a binder. CeraTech's next generation, "environmentally responsible" cement is eminently suitable for several high-end, special-performance applications, and should be well-received by companies and organizations committed to sustainable, green construction."
About CeraTech USA:
CeraTech USA manufactures, markets, and sells licensed products throughout a network of "Preferred Producers" interested in environmental stewardship and supplying durable concrete products. CeraTech USA's brands of bulk cements for concrete include: ekkomaxx (general purpose, fast drying, low heat of hydration), KEMROK (corrosion resistant), and FIREROK (heat resistant). More information about CeraTech USA and the CERATECH Cement system is available at: http://www.CeraTechUSA.com.
CERATECH Cement System - The Lowest Concrete Carbon Footprint in the World!
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