Sources: Euclid Chemical, Cleveland; CP staff
Euclid Chemical has expanded its concrete admixture and construction chemicals portfolio with the Chryso Inc. cement grinding aid and additives business, along with related intellectual property, in North America. The business spans Conventional Grinding Aid, Strength Enhancer, Technical Additive and Chromium VI Reduction groups. The first two include agents for improving fineness characteristics and particle size distribution of clinker, slag and calcium carbonate finished in ball or vertical roller mills, plus materials to lower carbon dioxide emissions throughout production. The Strength Enhancer group features ICARE technology, which especially suits the U.S. advent of portland-limestone cement and imparts a high degree of treated cost efficiency.
“This is a strategic acquisition that more closely aligns Euclid Chemical with the cement industry, while complementing our strong offering in the concrete industry,” says President Tom Gairing. “The sustainability benefits of these products support customer demand for more environmentally friendly solutions, as well as our mission to build a better world for all of our stakeholders.”