Chryso, GCP application lab supports Great Lakes, Midwest producers

Sources: GCP Applied Technologies, Alpharetta, Ga.; CP staff A new Chryso and GCP Applied Technologies application lab in Chicago focuses on aggregate, mortar or concrete testing, and serves as a dedicated technical center for Ductilcrete engineered slab systems. The facility is equipped and staffed to provide hands-on services so customers can see how their materials perform with Chryso or GCP…

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Saint-Gobain to integrate GCP into Chryso, CertainTeed businesses

Sources: Saint-Gobain, Paris; CP staff Following approvals from North American and overseas regulators, Saint-Gobain has completed a takeover of Georgia-based GCP Applied Technologies Inc. Distinct GCP profit centers have separate destinations. Cement additive and concrete admixture assets will be combined with Chryso Inc., which Saint-Gobain acquired in mid-2021 and positioned in its High Performance Solutions segment. A specialty materials business…

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National Steering Committee confirms record CIM Auction

Sources: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee; CP staff The National Steering Committee for the Concrete Industry Management program reports $1.74 million-plus in gross revenue from its annual auction, staged during World of Concrete 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Fueling the record kitty were winning bids for an Kenworth T880-mounted Alliance boom pump; Mack Granite-mounted McNeilus mixer; Con-Tech…

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Chryso formulates backfill grout to replace bentonite

Sources: Chryso Group, Paris; CP staff In a partnership with tunnel boring machine (TBM) lubricant specialist Condat SA of France, Chryso has developed a backfill grout solution, TBM SGS (Smart Grout System), exhibiting the potential as a substitute for bentonite. A clay that expands when hydrated, bentonite is commonly used in backfill mix designs but brings environmental impacts tied to…

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Chryso tempers concrete carbon factor in new admixture series

Sources: Chryso Group, Paris; CP staff The parent company of Texas-based Chryso Inc. has announced a global range of admixture products and companion services aimed at controlling the carbon footprint of ready mixed and precast concrete. Paired with supplementary cementitious materials, EnviroMix agents enable carbon dioxide emissions reduction up to 50 percent when measured against conventional concrete mix designs, while…

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Chryso, Solidia aim to drive concrete carbon factor down

Sources: Chryso Group, Paris; Solidia Technologies, Piscataway, N.J.; CP staff

A new partnership will see admixture specialist Chryso and low carbon cement and concrete developer Solidia Technologies leverage their chemical expertise to improve the sustainability performance and material properties of the latter company’s namesake precast products. 

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Chryso’s Parker earns top ASTM C09 honor

Source: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.

ASTM Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates presented its top annual recognition, Award of Merit and accompanying Fellow title, to Chryso Inc. Sales & Marketing Manager Steven Parker. The award reflects dedicated service to the committee, particularly in administrative leadership roles and contributions to developing and improving standards for aggregates, ready mixed and finished concrete.

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Environmental Product Declarations workshop dovetails ASTM C09 committee meetings

Sources: ASTM International, West Conshohocken, Pa.; CP staff

“An Introduction to Product Category Rules (PCR), Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) and Other Aspects of Sustainable Process and Resilient Materials” will be held December 8 at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville (Fla.) Riverfront, host venue of ASTM Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates standards development meetings.

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Global cement group guides Environmental Product Declarations for plain concrete

Sources: World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Geneva; CP staff

WBCSD Cement Sustainability Initiative’s (CSI) new Product Category Rules (PCR) for unreinforced concrete offer producers a common methodology to prepare Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for their mixes. CSI membership includes all multinational companies with integrated North American operations: Argos, CRH, Cemex, GCC, Heidelberg, Holcim, Lafarge, Taiheiyo, Titan and Votorantim.

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