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Buying mood, optimism mark The Precast Show 2015

23 NPCAiii 150If trade show floor activity is any indication, the North American precast concrete industry continues to grow and diversify. Staged at the Orange County Convention Center last month in Orlando, The Precast Show 2015 attracted serious buyers who were looking to purchase equipment to meet growing product demand.

 

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Porous Pave reaches recycling watermark

25 Porousii 150Through 2014, Porous Pave Inc. has manufactured product bearing about 6 million lb. of rubber recycled from 200,000 tires. An option for green stormwater infrastructure, Porous Pave is a highly porous, durable and flexible surfacing material consisting of recycled rubber, aggregate and a binder. Controlled shredding and processing of discarded tires produces the one-quarter-inch nominal size rubber chips incorporated into Porous Pave.

 

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Parent company maps Grace Construction Products’ independent future

Directors have approved a plan to separate Columbia, Md.-based W.R. Grace & Co. into two independent, publicly traded companies, each with interim designations: New GCP, spanning concrete admixtures- and cement additives-anchored Grace Construction Products, and New Grace, comprised of petroleum and chemical processing-driven Catalysts and Materials Technologies.

 

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CDS, Solidia Technologies team on precast concrete curing chamber development

Solidia Technologies, a Piscataway, N.J., developer of proprietary cement and concrete production methods with lower carbon dioxide loads than conventional alternatives, and United Kingdom-based CDS Group, the world’s largest curing and drying specialist company, have announced a collaboration aimed at developing equipment designed to replace water with CO2 for precast concrete curing. Targeted innovations will include technological upgrades for existing curing chambers and the design and manufacture of new assemblies to accommodate Solidia’s patented CO2-curing process.

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MANUFACTURERS - March 2015

An agreement between Montreal-based McInnis Cement and Centre québécois du Droit de l’Environnement (CQDE) advances the producer’s 2 million ton per year mill and marine terminal development in eastern Quebec. It calls for CQDE to withdraw from legal action through the Quebec Environment Ministry aimed at invalidating the authorization certificate for McInnis Cement’s Port-Daniel-Gascons operation.

 

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