CeraTech, a leading producer of durable, high performance, low carbon cement for oncrete, has released an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for ekkomaxx™ cement concrete. This is the first EPD completed for a non-Portland bulk cement. It enables end users to independently substantiate and confirm the 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 a 50% reduction in the use of water.
The CERATECH™ cement system is comprised of 95% recycled flyash and 5% liquid additives. It meets ASTM International C1157 as a hydraulic cement system and is accepted by industry standards, codes and rating systems, including the American Concrete Institute, International Code Council and United States Green Building Council.
Jon Hyman, CeraTech President and CEO, called the new EPD and Lifecycle Assessment ‘critically important’. “It independently validates our having established a new industry standard as the ‘greenest’, most sustainable concrete available in the world,” he said.
Read more about the product and the new EPD here.
Adapted from press release by Katherine Guenioui
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/the-americas/19022014/ceratech_releases_epd_for_green_cement_772/