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GCP Applied Technologies receives European patent

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World Cement,

A leading provider of construction products technologies, GCP Applied Technologies has announced that its method of improving the efficiency of cement grinding by using sustainable raw materials has been issued a patent.

Allowing the use of bio-derived glycerol, the novel grinding aids and quality improvers will reduce the use and impact of oil-derived chemicals. This development continues the company’s commitment to offering cement producers a complete portfolio of products and services that will enable them to lead in cement quality, cost efficiency, and sustainability.

The new cement additives, OPTEVATM and TAVEROTM, will reduce the energy consumption of cement producers, as well as the CO2 emissions associated with the production of cement. There will also be a reduced usage, or no usage at all, of oil-derived chemicals.

Addressing methods for increasing the efficiency of cement and mineral grinding through the use of sustainable raw materials, European Patent number EP 1 728 771 B1 has been granted and registered to 17 European countries. The patent relates to methods for improving the efficiency of grinding materials, such as clinker and limestone, using glycerol derived from biofuel production. This is in combination with various grinding additives.

GCP products can help to shrink the carbon footprint of cement and concrete. The company’s grinding aids and quality improvers make cement manufacturing more efficient, while concrete admixtures can help to reduce the amount of cement needed to achieve strength specifications.

“GCP Applied Technologies is focused on meeting the demands of modern cement plants,” said Dave Myers, Vice President of R&D and Technical Support at GCP. “We are committed to continuing R&D to improve cement additive products with innovative materials and services. GCP offers cement producers a complete portfolio of solutions that yield more sustainable cement production with enhanced quality and improved cost efficiency.”

GCP is a leading global provider of construction products technologies, including additives for cement and concrete.

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