Aggregate Industries launch ECOPact Prime AS
New active setting concrete delivers greater carbon reduction with no compromise on performance
AGGREGATE Industries have added to their ECOPact low-carbon concrete product range with the launch of ECOPact Prime AS; a new active setting carbon-saving concrete that delivers even greater carbon reduction than ECOPact with no compromise on performance – with the same setting time plus active development of strength.
As well as more than 50% carbon reduction, the other key benefits of ECOPact Prime AS include its active strength development compared with the existing product and the flexibility to provide bespoke products to fit site-specific requirements. It is also available in most consistence classes to meet the evolving needs of customers and clients, without compromising on quality or build time.
Lee Sleight, managing director at Aggregate Industries, said: ‘We’re delighted to add to our ECOPact green concrete product range ECOPact Prime AS; a low embodied carbon concrete product but with an improved performance, meaning our customers don’t need to compromise when choosing between sustainable concrete and technical performance.
‘Being at the forefront of sustainable materials has long been a goal of Aggregate Industries and we have invested heavily in a range of low-carbon solutions that assist in meeting the sustainability goals of the construction industry.’
‘As the UK’s leading building materials supplier, we recognise our responsibility to play a central role in the transition to net zero, and part of that is an ongoing commitment to develop innovative and sustainable construction solutions that consistently deliver against expectations. We look forward to continuing to work with contractors on providing solutions that meet their sustainable targets, without compromising on project schedules, quality or performance.’
As part of the launch of ECOPact Prime AS, London Concrete, part of Aggregate Industries, have been working directly with a small selection of their customers, including reinforced concrete and framework specialists Getjar, who have been using the product on a recent project in Elephant and Castle.
Simon Copeland, group compliance director at Getjar, said: ‘We’re delighted to be working together with the team at London Concrete to use the new ECOPact Prime AS product at our Elephant and Castle project. We are committed to sourcing and utilizing a variety of sustainable construction solutions across all of our projects and we were particularly impressed by ECOPact Prime AS for its low-carbon qualities, without compromise on performance or build time.’
ECOPact Prime AS is readily available from most Aggregate Industries batching plants. For those opting to utilize ECOPact products in projects, the company offers a range of technical and dedicated support, ensuring the provided solution meets the necessary industry standards, requirements, and construction schedule.
Moreover, clients can get a clear understanding of their individual requirements and potential carbon savings through Aggregate Industries’ carbon calculator; a tool which recommends all ECOPact options together with embodied carbon for each level, making the product selection much easier.