100 % CEMENT-FREE CONCRETE
next.beton – the most climate-friendly sewer system
NEXT.BETON – THE CLIMATE-FRIENDLY SEWER MATERIAL
Concrete essentially consists of natural and regionally available raw materials, and yet the material is not necessarily considered climate-friendly. The decisive reason for this is the cement used. The production of cement is extremely energy-intensive. As a binding agent, cement therefore contributes significantly to the CO2-footprint of concrete. So this is precisely where there is great potential for optimisation.
see what’s next! The revolution in sewer construction. In the production of next.beton pipes, cement is completely dispensed with. This reduces the CO2-footprint by up to 70 percent compared to conventional sewer systems. This means that next.beton sets completely new standards in terms of sustainability throughout the industry.
EFC® – THE BREAKTHROUGH IN GEOPOLYMER CONCRETE
In the production of next.beton, a geopolymer binder is used that results from the chemical activation of two industrial wastes (blast furnace slag and fly ash). The environmentally friendly binder was developed in 2004 by the Australian company Wagners and has already been successfully established on the market. Wagners‘ EFC® (Earth Friendly Concrete®) was used, for example, in the construction of Brisbane’s Westwellcamp airport. In this project alone, around 8,800 tonnes of CO₂ were saved by using the geopolymer concrete.
NEXT.BETON – DUCT SYSTEMS WITH HIGH RESISTANCE
Cement-free concrete technology not only offers significant CO2-savings potential, it also conserves primary raw materials without reducing the technical and structural qualities of the concrete. On the contrary: in some areas, geopolymer concrete is even significantly better than conventional concretes. next.beton pipes convince through:
- a high chemical resistance to acids and other aggressive substances
- absolute sulphate resistance
- low shrinkage as well as minimal thermal expansion
- extreme heat and fire resistance
Manufacturer in Northern, Central and Southern Germany
COOPERATION OF RÖSER WITH BERDING CONCRETE AND FINGER BUILDING MATERIALS
After Günter Röser became aware of EFC®, he and his sons Carl Maximilian and Louis Röser set themselves the common goal of producing climate-friendly concrete sewer systems based on EFC® that would enable every municipality and planner in Germany to realise a sustainable sewer system throughout the entire life cycle. In order to achieve this goal, the Rösers, who can supply southern Germany with their plants throughout the country, relied on a partnership with BERDING BETON GmbH and Finger Baustoffe GmbH.
This ensured that the transport routes of the raw materials as well as the routes of the products to the customers can be kept short and that planners and municipalities throughout Germany have access to the new next.beton duct system. In addition, the companies cooperate in connection with obtaining DIBt approval and in marketing, but beyond that they act completely independently of each other in terms of business and sales.
THE PRODUCT ADVANTAGES AT A GLANCE
By using a cement-free binder, up to 70 percent of CO2 emissions can be saved in the production of next.beton.
In the production of next.beton, energy-intensive cement is replaced by a geopolymer binder – completely without any technical or qualitative losses.
High acid and sulphate resistance
Due to its lime-free composition, next.beton can be used for XA3 applications without the need for costly additives, coatings or internals.