PRODUCERS – September 2021

Minnesota-based Wells Concrete, one of the top North American operators in precast, prestressed, has promoted Phyllis Felsinger to senior vice president of Safety. She previously served as director of Safety for Spancrete, an old-line Wisconsin peer that Wells acquired in 2020, and will be responsible for company-wide leadership of employee safety programs, plus local, state or federal environmental regulation and…

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Boral veteran Hill transitions to Solidia CTO post

Sources: Solidia Technologies, Piscataway, N.J.; CP staff Solidia Technologies, developer of namesake cement and concrete materials promoted for their low carbon characteristics, has named Russell Hill, Ph.D., as chief technology officer. He arrives after 25-plus years with Boral Ltd, where he most recently served as chief innovation officer and oversaw broad initiatives spanning research, new product development, venture investments, digital…

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PRODUCERS – DECEMBER 2020

U.S. Concrete Inc. has closed on the assets of Sugar City Building Materials Co. in San Francisco’s East Bay area, adding two ready mixed concrete sites, two concrete recycling systems plus a retail store to its San Jose-based Central Concrete Supply Co. flagship. The deal extends the producer’s Westside Concrete Materials network to six locations and northern California ready mixed…

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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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Partnership applies data science to mix design, curing, finished concrete

Sources: Solidia Technologies, Piscataway, N.J.; Uncountable Inc., San Francisco; CP staff

Solidia Technologies has teamed with start up Uncountable to build an analytics platform expediting research & development and commercial application surrounding the former company’s low carbon cement and concrete. Using data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence, the platform will equip Solidia and its customers to improve production and finished elements or structures by trialing myriad concrete formulations without years of experimentation. It serves as a bridge between a northern New Jersey headquarters lab and optimization at concrete plants during pilot and commercial phases.

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Technology codes concrete environmental data on path to placement

Sources: Xpansiv CBL Holding Group, San Francisco; CP staff

Solidia Technologies, New Jersey-based developer of a portland cement and conventional concrete alternative, is teaming with Xpansiv CBL Holding Group (XCHG) to develop an asset class of tradable digital products that prove “superior environmental provenance” in construction specifications. After third-party verification, data XCHG captures in each step of Solidia Cement and Concrete production and placement will be translated into Digital Feedstock, a proprietary, standardized format combining data science, cryptography and distributed-ledger technologies. 

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EP Henry, Lafarge, Solidia mark low-carbon binder’s commercial launch

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A venture between the LafargeHolcim U.S. Cement business and Solidia Technologies will supply EP Henry’s Wrightstown, N.J., block & paver plant with a reduced carbon dioxide binder plus companion curing equipment. The proprietary production method’s formal launch stems from a six-year effort by the three companies to bring to commercial scale a technology that reduces embodied CO2 in manufactured concrete by up to 70 percent versus conventional, portland cement-based production methods. Development has centered on Solidia Cement milled at the Lafarge Whitehall plant in western Pennsylvania, along with aggregate materials Solidia Technologies sources separately.

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EP Henry, Lafarge, Solidia mark low-carbon binder’s commercial launch

Sources: LafargeHolcim, Chicago; Solidia Technologies, Piscataway, N.J.; CP staff

A venture between the LafargeHolcim U.S. Cement business and Solidia Technologies will supply EP Henry’s Wrightstown, N.J., block & paver plant with a reduced carbon dioxide binder plus companion curing equipment. The proprietary production method’s formal launch stems from a six-year effort by the three companies to bring to commercial scale a technology that reduces embodied CO2 in manufactured concrete by up to 70 percent versus conventional, portland cement-based production methods. Development has centered on Solidia Cement milled at the Lafarge Whitehall plant in western Pennsylvania, along with aggregate materials Solidia Technologies sources separately.

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Solidia patents carbon-centric hollow core, pervious, aerated product methods

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

Three recently issued U.S. Patent and Trademark Office patents cover processes and products based on Solidia Technologies’ cement and carbon-curing materials and methods. The U.S. Patents are designated 9,878,951, “Hollow-Core Articles and composite materials, methods of production and uses thereof;” 9,938,189, “Pervious composite materials, methods of production and uses thereof;” and, 9,963,392, “Aerated composite materials, methods of production and uses thereof.”

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