100 % CEMENT-FREE CONCRETE
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
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.