Our additives are made primarily from waste byproducts generated by other industries, byproducts that would normally be placed into landfills. Additionally, the use of our additives facilitates the use of other waste byproducts generally placed in landfills such asfly ash and granulated slag.
The quality of fly ash is determined by the efficiency with which it is burned. Most modern power plants generate Class C fly ash, which is the fly ash most commonly put to beneficial use. Older power plants generate the less desirable Class F fly ash. However, Reco Cement’s additives will work with either fly ash.
The production of Reco Cement’s additives generates minimal CO2 emissions because they are dry-mixed and do not require the use of kilns. Construction contractors reduce their carbon dioxide emissions on pound-for-pound basis by using Reco Cement’s additives and fly ash (or granulated slag), which serve as a volume replacement for Portland cement.
Reco Cement’s additives are qualitatively equal or superior to the performance characteristics of Portland cement. Reco Cement routinely achieves results in excess of 9,000 PSI, depending on the quality of the Portland cement and fly ash supplied by the client.
Reco Cement’s additives are made primarily from recycled materials that are usually sourced locally. The materials include crushed glass, calcium carbonate and lime kiln dust, gypsum, oil shale and coral dust. Each design mix will contain unique admixtures to produce a blend specific to the needs of the customer.
Reco Cement additives can reduce costs for Portland cement manufacturers and the ready-mix companies. Fly ash and granulated slag are available at prices significantly lower than the cost of Portland cement. Reco Cement’s additives are produced through a highly automated, low labor process that does not require energy-consuming kilns, as Portland cement does.