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Geopolymer Cements Make Headway

The authors of a global geopolymer market profile project compound annual growth rate of 30-plus percent from 2015–2019, attributing among drivers increasing geopolymer cement acceptance in concrete for offshore and transportation structures.

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Researchers eye reverse calcination for reduced-carbon cement production

Targeting lower net carbon dioxide emissions in portland cement milling, University of California, Los Angeles researchers propose introduction of calcium hydroxide at the calcination phase, when high temperatures split limestone raw feed into CO2 gas and calcium oxide. Lab-scale tests in their National Science Foundation-backed investigation indicate the potential to sequester CO2 and recreate limestone in a continuous loop.

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IMI, Concrete Supply, Mobley pros top National Mixer Driver Championship

20 NRMCA 150Joe Zygus, based at the Irving Materials Inc. plant in Lafayette, Ind., took the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association’s 2015 National Mixer Driver Championship, staged alongside the ConcreteWorks Conference & Expo at the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas.

 

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Children’s app developer brings Ozinga mixer, plant into construction game

22 ozingai 150A children’s tech startup has teamed up with Mokena, Ill.-based Ozinga Bros, Inc. to add an authentic touch—ready mixed loading and delivery—to Super Nano Trucks, an interactive construction game geared for kids aged 3-8. Available for Apple devices, the Bughouse game enables youthful users to command their own construction site by delivering concrete for pavements, flatwork and foundations.

 

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Lafarge Eastern Canada Chief Marks Maritimes Mill Milestone

19 Lafarge 150More than 100 Lafarge customers and staff recently gathered in Nova Scotia for the 50th anniversary of the Brookfield cement plant and reflect on it continued role in building Atlantic Canada.

 

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