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Ecocem Next Generation Cement

Ecocem Next Generation Cement
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GBE Incubator

  • Certified as CEM III/A 52.5L, the strongest cement classification available in 25 kg bags
  • High resistance to sulfate attack and chloride penetration attack
  • Good resistant to Alkali Silica Reaction (ASR)
  • Compatible with recycled glass aggregate (Avoid OPC)
  • Increased durability minimises repair requirements
  • Reduced permeability
  • Lower Heat of hydration, reduced hydration thermal stress and micro cracking
  • Improved resistance to fire
  • Suppresses efflorescence
  • Lighter brighter colour contributes to albedo when used externally and facing sun and helps reduce urban heat island effect, and lighter appearance when used as fair face concrete
  • Improved workability
  • Helps meet GPP Green Public Procurement objectives: of durability, reduced CO2, GHG & Ozone Depleting Substances
  • Helps meet Carbon Reduction Commitment if embodied carbon is included
  • Helps reduce Embodied Carbon in building materials
  • innovative bags 3 layer construction paper and double overlapping film; optimising filling speed and density, stable palletisation, reducing cement loss, moisture protection, doubling shelf life.
  • Bespoke timber pallets: with a returns policy.
  • Calculated Embodied CO2 for bespoke size pallets

Benefits:

Benefits: Characteristics:

  • OPC Cement Replacement (up to 65%) with GGBS
  • Bagged Blended GGBS+OPC making low Carbon Cement available to all on any size project
  • Bagged Blended GGBS+OPC avoiding need for blending on site (avoiding unfamiliar properties)
  • Ecocem self-declaration: 9.7 kg CO2/tonne (Blended 60:40 GGBS:OPC)

Benefits: Marketing:

  • Literature and CPD seminar are good step in right direction in developing understanding of GGBS replacement of OPC
  • Strong programme of staff, merchant staff and customer training, CPD programme, exhibitions, seminars & conferences
  • Special properties of GGBS are highlighted at every opportunity, in technical data sheet and customer presentations

Benefits: Packaging:

  • Bagging the cement makes it possible for all SME builders to access and use low carbon cement in many applications
  • innovative bag: 3 layer construction paper and double overlapping film;
  • optimising filling speed and density, stable palletisation, reducing cement loss,
  • moisture protection and moisture permeability outwards, doubling shelf life
  • Dypack paper sack PEFC number is: DC COC0379/10 of DIN Certco PEFC.
  • Dypack only use wood and wood products from sustainable forestry.
  • Registered with Repak Waste Regulations Compliance Scheme http://www.repak.ie Registration No. 6295
  • Pallet suppliers are ‘traders’ Registered under EUTR European Timber Regulations 22/02/2013
  • Returns policy in place for bespoke timber pallets.

Benefits: Materials:

  • Predictable but unfamiliar properties of GGBS are avoided by pre-blending GGBS with OPC
  • Uses up to 65% less OPC that an OPC only cement

Benefits: Properties:

  • GGBS & OPC blended cement is lower CO2 compared to OPC cement
  • High resistance to sulfate attack and chloride penetration attack
  • Good resistant to Alkali Silica Reaction (ASR) compatible with recycled glass aggregate
  • Increased durability minimises repair requirements
  • Lower Heat of hydration, reduced hydration thermal stress and micro cracking
  • Improved resistance to fire
  • Suppresses efflorescence
  • Lighter brighter colour contributes to albedo when used externally and facing sun and helps reduce urban heat island effect,
  • lighter appearance when used as fair face exposed concrete
  • Improved workability
  • 2011: 58% CO2 reduction for 60% GGBS+40% OPC compared with CEM I (100% OPC)
  • Up to: 63% CO2 reduction for 65% GGBS+35% OPC compared with CEM I (100% OPC)
  • 2011: 9.7 kgCO2/bag CEM III/A 52.5L Low Carbon Cement compared with 22.7kgCO2/bag Imported CEM I in UK (100% OPC)

Benefits: Applications:

  • All normal applications for OPC cement apply to this product
  • Slower initial set of GGBS is accelerated by the presence of OPC in the mix

Benefits: competence:

  • NSAI 0050-CPD-097 Certificate of Conformity 23/03/2012
  • EN IS 197-1:2001 NSAI Certified;

Benefits: Endorsements:

  • Guaranteed Irish, (not promoted in English market)

How is this product worse than ‘normal’ or ‘average’ product in the same category?

Problems:

Problems: Marketing:

  • Despite clear purposeful distinction in marketing there is a small risk that claims made for Ecocem GGBS cement could be misread as applying to Ecocem Next Generation Cement
  • Travis Perkins counter staff may not be aware of the significant benefits of the product
  • Travis Perkins counter staff may not be promoting its benefits
  • Travis Perkins product visibility may not be good

Problems: Packaging:

  • Bespoke pallet size has little use in open market place

Problems: Materials:

  • Problems associated with OPC are reduced but not eliminated by addition of GGBS cement
  • Despite a comprehensive marketing programme small risk of unfamiliarity of GGBS properties by designers and constructors
  • GGBS is very low CO2, adding OPC increases the CO2

Problems: Properties:

  • Ultimate strength development may be excess to requirements, which may be problematic in mortar and render

Problems: Applications:

  • Slower strength development may need to be acknowledged in construction method on site
  • Recycled glass aggregate may not be suitable due to OPC content

Problems: Product competence:

  • Small risk that Irish certificates may still be rejected by English professionals and development control despite the rules in place

Problems: Accreditations:

  • Small risk that Irish certificates may still be rejected by English professionals and development control despite the rules in place

Problems: Endorsements:

  • Irish endorsement not used in English market

GBE Basics


GBE Specification Basics

  • CAWS & NBS Building work section reference: E10, M10, M20, Q10, Z21
  • NBS Building clause number: E10/___
  • Uniclass & NBS Create work section reference: _
  • NBS Create clause number: _
  • NGS GBS proposed work section reference if no CAWS or NBS work section exists:
  • NGS GBS proposed clause number if no NBS clause exists: 

GBE Product Page Data Schedule

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GBE PASS Product Accessory System Screening Schedule

  • Pending

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
17th February 2015 – 23rd April 2017

Ecocem Next Generation Cement
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© NGS GBE BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
15th March 2015 – 8th February 2016

Ecocem Next Generation Cement
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Manufacturer’s Download Files

GBE Pending G#1783 N#1674

About Product

  • Product Promotional Literature
  • Technical Literature
  • Specification
  • Health & Safety Data Sheets
  • Method Statement
  • BSI Kitemark
  • BBA Certificate
  • ETA Certificate
  • Other Certificates
  • Labels:
  • CAD files
  • BIM files
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  • Additives

GBE Recipes

  • If screeds are to be cement:sand based then they can be manufactured with cement replacement and recycled aggregates
    • CEM III/A 52.5L Low Carbon Cement (Blended 65% GGBS and 35% OPC).
  • Screed mix:
    • Recipe: Low Carbon Blended Cement:Builders Sand (Clean Sharp) 1:3-5 (weight) 1:4 in most cases

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GBE Installers

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© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
17th February 2015 – 25th February 2017

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