U.S. Silica grades economical white pigment alternative to TiO

Source: U.S. Silica Holdings Inc., Katy, Texas U.S. Silica has launched a newly engineered pigment for cementitious products and other building applications, underscoring its capacity to partially replace or augment other inorganic high-white compounds like titanium dioxide (TiO) and aluminum trihydrate. Finished in 1.3-, 2.4- or 5.8 average particle size grades, EverWhite Pigment features hardness and durability properties mirroring the…

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Supplementary binders help global cement industry cut CO2 emissions 17 percent


The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Cement Sustainability Initiative’s Getting the Numbers Right (GNR) database indicates producers reduced specific net carbon dioxide emissions per ton of cementitious product to 1,261 lb. (629 kg/tonne) in 2011 from 1,515 lb. (756 kg/tonne) in 1990. CSI membership includes all multinational companies with integrated North American operations.

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