CTS Cement Announce EPDs for Flagship Brands

CTS Cement Manufacturing announced Type III environmental product declarations (EPDs) for the company’s two flagship brands: Komponent shrinkage-compensating cement additive and Rapid Set Cement.

To earn this designation, an independent third party calculates a product’s cradle-to-gate global warming potential (GWP): the amount of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2-eq) generated by the process of extracting raw materials, shipping them to a manufacturing plant, and turning them into cement. 

Compared to the Portland Cement Association’s industry-standard EPD for portland cement, belitic calcium sulfoaluminate (BCSA) cements generate 25% less CO2-eq per metric ton because they consume 20% less limestone per metric ton than portland cement, thereby reducing CO2-eq per metric ton. Additionally, BCSA cements are processed at a lower temperature (2,326° F) than portland cement (2,732° F), a 15% reduction that lowers fuel consumption.

“The EPDs confirm what we’ve known for decades about the environmental benefits of using our products,” said CTS President and CEO Ken Vallens. “To address climate change, federal, state, and local government agencies are setting carbon-reduction and other green-building goals. Our technical experts are on call 24/7 to help architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms and concrete producers understand how to use these EPDs to meet these goals.”

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