The high carbon footprint of the concrete industry is a concern raised by the International Energy Association (IEA) as 8% of the world’s anthropogenic carbon emissions are from cement production. Omya supports the use of eco-concrete, offering a much lower carbon footprint than conventional concrete by reducing the clinker to cement ratio.
Omya products for eco concrete applications
Mineral plasticizer to enhance the powder content and stability of fluid, self-leveling screed and SCC
Mineral plasticizer fine ground calcium carbonate to improve fine particle packing and early age strength
Ultra fine GCC acting as a mineral accelerator (nucleation sites, high solubility)
Mineral plasticizer produced from selected high purity raw materials of extreme fineness (d50<3μm) with excellent dispersibility. Dedicated to SCC, 3D printing and UHPC, Betoflow® D acts as a fine content enhancer for better flowability and viscosity reduction.
Due to its high compatibility with chemicals, Betoflow® D contributes to higher compactness, higher early strength and lower water requirement of the fine powders and pigments.
Our lightweight fillers enable the density of the concrete to be greatly reduced. This is important for large and heavy structures like bridges and skyscrapers. Omya lightweight fillers also improve the thermal insulation of the concrete.