CHRYSO and GCP (Saint-Gobain Construction Chemicals), a worldwide leader in sustainable construction, announced the launch of EnviroMix® SE, a novel class of strength enhancers for concrete. The next generation admixture solution plays a key role in Saint-Gobain’s commitment to the decarbonization of construction.
“EnviroMix SE is our first product launch as a combined business unit. The integration of GCP’s and CHRYSO’s expertise and resources provides our customers and partners with the most advanced solutions,” said Saint-Gobain Construction Chemicals North America President Steve Williams. “Aligned with Saint-Gobain’s purpose of ‘Making the World a Better Home,’ EnviroMix SE combines high performance and carbon footprint reduction, to accelerate the pace of low-carbon transition in the construction industry.”
Part of EnviroMix, the first global range of innovative products and services aimed at reducing and controlling the carbon footprint of concrete, EnviroMix SE is an inventive strength enhancer for concrete that reduces the cement factor by approximately 10%, in addition to the water reducer, while maintaining premium concrete quality and performance. Water reducers are a powerful solution to reduce cement factor, but they can reach limits. EnviroMix SE is a powerful solution to further reducing cement, cost and carbon while increasing the strength of concrete. It activates the hydration of Cement and Supplementary Cementitious Materials and enhances early and late age strengths, up to 1000 PSI at one day. In addition, EnviroMix SE is neutral to slump life and other concrete characteristics and compatible with water reducers admixtures. To meet the specific requirements of concrete producers, tailor-made formulations can be customized for materials and performance.
Saint-Gobain Construction Chemicals solutions are well-positioned to assist the industry on its journey to be carbon neutral by 2050. In the pursuit of carbon reduction in the construction industry globally, the group recognizes that options must be cost efficient, and offers products that not only reduce carbon throughout the lifecycle of concrete but also reduce costs.
About Saint-Gobain Construction Chemicals
Saint-Gobain Construction Chemicals offers cement additives, concrete admixtures, and specialty building materials through the combined activities of CHRYSO and GCP. Its recent technologies for sustainable construction help reduce energy consumption, lower the carbon footprint of cements and concrete, and foster the circular economy. Leveraging its global manufacturing presence, Saint-Gobain Construction Chemicals serves its customers through local sites in more than 40 countries, employing more than 2,700 people.