Solidia Technologies was showcased as a visionary leader advancing sustainable solutions for industry during the annual Cement Industry Suppliers’ Forum (CSIF), a United Kingdom gathering of frontrunners in the sector. The company’s presentation included results of multiple tests of Solidia Cement-based concrete that demonstrated the performance, properties and added value associated with the technology, including its impact on reducing the carbon footprint across the supply chain and in finished slabs or structures.
“[Our] novel chemistry allows manufacturers to use the same raw materials and the same mixing and forming processes to create a product that reduces CO₂ emissions by 70 percent,” Solidia Technologies Project Manager Devin Patten told conference attendees. “Solidia Concrete also recycles water, since it cures through carbonation, not hydration. This curing process takes days, not weeks.”
Led by MPA Cement, formerly the British Cement Association, the CISF convenes annually to afford representatives of cement companies and their suppliers updates on relevant technical, economic and regulatory developments while renewing industry contacts. This year’s forum attracted chemists, students, researchers and leaders from the construction, concrete, concrete products and related industries across the U.K. Solidia Cement, which is silicate-based and has a low-calcium content, gains strength through carbonation instead of hydration.