Masonry unit developer exploits clays’ geopolymer binder potential

Sources: Watershed Materials, Napa, Calif.; CP staff

A National Science Foundation-backed building materials technology startup, Watershed Materials, reports a high-strength masonry unit production process using natural mineral-based geopolymers. Recently identified reactive compounds allow for molding universally available clays into what the company contends is a sustainable alternative to conventional concrete masonry.

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