Source: F. von Langsdorff Licensing Ltd., Mississauga, Ontario
Interlocking concrete paver specialist F. von Langsdorff has added Block USA/Hardscapes USA as its newest U.S. UNI Pavers licensee. Part of Cemex, the Birmingham-based concrete masonry producer will offer a variety of UNI Pavers in Alabama, with a focus on permeable pavers and commercial applications.
Sources: BASF Venture Capital GmbH, Ludwigshafen, Germany; Solidia Technologies, Piscataway, N.J.
By Don Marsh
BASF Venture Capital contributed $5 million to a $27 million, early-February financing round for Solidia Technologies, which is promoting an aggregate-binding agent milled at lower temperatures than portland cement, and a rapid precasting process using carbon dioxide as a reactant.
Sources: Holcim (US) Inc., Waltham, Mass.; CP staff
A new tool Holcim (US) has developed for cement and ready mixed customers enables Android, Apple 4 & 4S iPhone and Blackberry smartphone users tailor mix design and slab pour schedules according to a four-day forecast of building site evaporation rates.
Source: Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, Herndon, Va.
ICPI has announced the newest course for concrete paver contractors specializing in installing advanced segmental concrete pavement systems in the residential market. The inaugural course will be held on March 1–2 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando.