WCA Adds CHASM to Membership Network

The World Cement Association (WCA) welcomed U.S.-based carbon nanotube materials innovation company CHASM Advanced Materials as an associate corporate member.

CHASM’s proprietary NTeC-C, a pioneering nanotube hybrid material, aims to overcome one of the main challenges to decarbonizing concrete by decreasing the quantity of cement in concrete without hindering its strength and structural reliability.

CHASM has been working in partnership with the University of Texas Arlington Center for Advanced Construction Materials (CACM), to research the development and effectiveness of advanced construction materials. Specifically, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been proven to demonstrate new capabilities for “smart concrete.” When added to cement, NTeC-C can improve its mechanical strength as well as detect stresses and microcracks.

“As the single most used substance in the world, cement contributes to around 8% of global emissions. We are looking forward to sharing our innovations with the WCA, as we work together to cut carbon emissions in the industry,” said David J. Arthur, CEO of CHASM Advanced Materials.

“We are excited to have CHASM as an associate member of the WCA” added Ian Riley, CEO of WCA. “CHASM’s pioneering technology has the potential to produce cost-effective low carbon concrete and is a new direction in the development of sustainable construction materials.”

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