CEMEX launch new neogem brand in the UK
Range of specialist, high-quality aggregates introduced to meet the needs of five key market sectors
A NEW CEMEX brand of high-performance aggregates – neogem – has just been launched in the UK. These are specialist, high-quality aggregates, whose intrinsic properties have been developed to meet the essential needs of five market sectors – Agricultural, Environmental, Industrial, Landscaping and Sport.
‘Our new neogem brand covers the extensive range of minerals that our quarries have to offer, from the finest sand to the largest boulders. Each type of aggregate has different properties that can help with a task and provides a much-needed solution for customers,’ explained John Miller, CEMEX’s commercial director for Aggregates.
‘neogem is a global brand, but the products we offer are very much local aggregates from quarries in England, Scotland and Wales, which will help local customers.’
Aggregates in the neogem Agricultural sector aim to help farmers in the first stages of food production. They include products such as Soil Remineralisation, where the intrinsic natural properties of the aggregate can increase crop yields, or Fertiliser Stone, a limestone dust that acts as a liming agent to help achieve the correct soil pH. This sector also includes sand for cattle bedding.
neogem Environmental products, such as rock armour and gabion stone, help to combat adverse environmental impacts, for example in flood prevention and improved sea defences. These neogem products are resilient, have low water absorption and are of a size and weight to withstand forces such as tides. Another product, Suds-Flow, offers a number of drainage aggregates that effectively remove surface water to minimize the risk of flooding.
Industrial products in the neogem range include aggregates that form a key component of the process and are used in a number of industries, including steel, sugar and rail.
neogem Landscaping offers a wide range of decorative stones and rocks, from the deepest black to the brightest pink, to help enhance the environment, whether pebbles on the walls of a house, stones on a pathway or rocks around a garden water feature.
Finally, neogem Sport products are aimed at ensuring the safety and comfort of athletes on the pitch or track, whilst helping to optimize their performance. These products ensure stability of sports surfaces, whilst providing good drainage. One product in the range is Sport sand from Hyndford Quarry, in Scotland, which is particularly suitable for golf bunkers.