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SigmaRoc PPG

SigmaRoc to go cement-free across entire precast concrete portfolio from January 2022

REAFFIRMING their commitment to reducing the construction industry’s dependency on cement, SigmaRoc plc are set to become the only company to offer a cement-free, ultra-low-carbon alternative for every product in their precast concrete portfolio.

From January 2022, every product currently manufactured by SigmaRoc’s Precast Product Group (PPG) – Allen Concrete Ltd, CCP Building Products Ltd and Poundfield Precast Ltd – will be available in a cement-free, ultra-low-carbon option.

The announcement follows the launch of Greenbloc – the first-ever cement-free alternative to ordinary Portland cement (OPC) blocks – in February 2021.

The cement-free range, which also extends to bespoke solutions, will be manufactured at all sites across the country, to provide the broadest geographical reach of any precast concrete product supplier in the UK, while also minimizing carbon emissions throughout the supply chain.

Michael Roddy, managing director of SigmaRoc PPG, commented: ‘Greenbloc set the bar for bringing a cement-free alternative to a traditional building material into mainstream use, but it was only ever the start of our low-carbon journey.

‘The benefits of using cement as a building material are undisputed from an application perspective, however the carbon required in the manufacturing process cannot be ignored.

‘Our aim is simple,’ he continued. ‘The market is changing and understands the need to acknowledge, address and action a tangible approach to decarbonization. We want to give architects, contractors and specifiers the choice of using an ultra-low-carbon, cement-free alternative to precast cementitious products.

‘Today’s announcement is the next step on SigmaRoc’s journey of investing, improving and integrating to deliver maximum value to customers and shareholders, and ultimately providing a greener way to build – not just infrastructure, but our own future.’

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