Advanced Tech Crete seeks patent for Binder Reducing Formula

Sources: Advanced Tech Crete LLC, Houston; CP staff Advanced Tech Crete has completed United States Patent Office filings for Binder Reducing Formula (BRF), a liquid agent whose dispersing qualities and nano-particles have the potential to reduce portland cement volumes in concrete mix designs, while streamlining admixture and binder requirements. Dubbed “The New Science of Concrete,” BRF is added to a…

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Patio Drummond opens order book for CarbiCrete block

Sources: CarbiCrete, Montreal; CP stafff CarbiCrete, developer of a process where steel slag and carbon dioxide replace portland cement and steam in concrete masonry unit mixes and curing, has taken a critical step in commercialization thanks to its charter North American producer, Quebec-based Patio Drummond. After extensive testing, the concrete hardscapes producer has begun selling CarbiCrete block directly from its…

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Sublime Cement performance measures up to ASTM C1157 standard

Sources: Sublime Systems, Somerville, Mass.; CP staff Third-party testing confirms that Sublime Systems’ namesake concrete binder, produced with sharply lower carbon dioxide emissions metrics than portland cement, exhibits strength development, durability, low shrinkage and other engineering properties matching or exceeding ASTM C1157, Standard Performance Specification for Hydraulic Cement benchmarks. In contrast to high temperature, fuel-intensive portland cement production, Sublime Cement…

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