DB Group has noted that the ordinary portland cement component of concrete has a high impact on the planet. This is a result of the process of making clinker, which requires a lot of burning. For this reason, cement alternatives in concrete have become important in the quest to reduce the carbon expense of producing it. The company has noted that, the technology is available in the form of cement alternatives, such as Cemfree.
Cemfree is an award-winning, pioneering, and sustainable cement alternative that can save up to 88% of embodied CO2 in a build project. It behaves like traditional cement both in the way it pours, and in its delivery and pumping. It is a dry powder that allows concrete to set and is also durable, as its cracking risk is lower than with ordinary concrete.
Axtell Ltd, a volumetrics and ready-mixed concrete supplier in the UK, recently opted for a 100 t silo of Cemfree, which it will use for distribution to its customers.
“We’ve demoed the product and, for us, it is just a matter of making the right choice in the context of a bigger environmental issue, especially since all other features of Cemfree stack up just as well as traditional products do,” said Andrew Axtell, Proprietor of Axtell. “In addition, Cemfree is better for rural applications as it is more chemical resistant and, therefore, more durable.
“We are keen to offer this low-carbon cement alternative as part of our various offerings, as we know that this is the future, not just for larger construction companies, but also smaller firms where clients tend to demand higher spec and greener credentials. There is no difference to installation and delivery infrastructure, so we did not have to make any changes to our existing set up.”
“We are excited that Axtell has chosen to become a Cemfree supplier for the South of England,” said Tony Sheridan, DB Group’s Commercial Manager. “Cemfree is a game changer for those working in today’s construction industry concerned with reducing their CO2 footprint and it is great to see the level of faith our suppliers have in the product to purchase the kind of quantity that Axtell has taken. With carbon footprint and sustainability issues now centre-stage with businesses and people in general, we are hoping that more construction companies embrace the technology that is already here, and ready-mixed.”
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/30072019/axtell-debuts-cemfree/