Partnership with MTC and First Graphene to trial use of existing precast material in concrete products
CEMEX UK have been trialling the use of existing precast material in their concrete products, including solutions made from up to 100% recycled aggregates.
The trials, which were conducted in partnership with UK-based Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and First Graphene at Cemex’s National Technical Centre in the West Midlands, have utilized various unique production processes which optimize the incorporation of recycled materials.
Following the success of initial testing, MTC and Cemex will now look to expand into larger-scale trials.
Mike Higgins, Cemex’s national technical manager for UK research and development, commented: ‘Reusing recycled products in our materials where possible not only reduces waste, it helps to preserve our aggregates reserves and protects our business in the long term.
‘At our UK R&D facility, we are focused on pursuing innovation to increase the sustainability of our operations and are always keen to work with partners such as MTC and First Graphene. We believe there is a significant opportunity to incorporate recycled materials into our products and provide our customers with a solution for reducing the carbon footprint of their projects.’