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NEW ECONOMICAL AND ECOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS TO REDUCE RAW MATERIAL COSTS OF CEMENT BASED PRODUCTS BY UTILIZING MICRO TECHNOLOGY

Objective

The project aims to develop an economical and ecological cutting of the raw material costs of cementitious products by development of a waste based micro filler composite for the concrete industry and at the same time providing an economical and ecological improvements in the technical properties of cementitious products.

Raw material and production costs of cementitious products have increased and are increasing all the time. Simultaneously, as structures of tomorrow become larger and more complex, the materials of construction will be required to meet more demanding standards of performance than those in force today. High performance concrete should have properties such as high workability, dimensional stability, and strength, and long durability in service. This trend has led to the use of higher cement contents and more admixtures in cementitious products. This concerns especially Self Compacting Concrete (SCC) and dry product pre-mixes.

Microstructure of concrete and mortars has a great impact on the properties of fresh and hardened concrete. The project seeks to improve these properties through development of waste based filler composites, which can help to optimise microstructure of cementitious products and reduce the need for high cement and admixture amounts.

The optimised micro-composite is a potential commercial product for the manufacture of high performance mortars and concretes (ready mixed concretes, precast concrete products including SCC and dry pre-mix products), and has the potential of improving the competitiveness of the companies by reducing their raw material costs and of increasing their turnover either as end users or as producers of micro filler composites, or both.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-SME-1
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Coordinator

CT HEIKKINEN OY
Address
Lyhyenrannantie 11
Siilinjaervi
Finland

Participants (8)

BUNDESANSTALT FUER MATERIALFORSCHUNG UND -PRUEFUNG
Germany
Address
Unter Den Eichen 87
Berlin
ITC-CNR "ISTITUTO PER LE TECNOLOGIE DELLA COSTRUZIONE"
Italy
Address
Via Lombardia, 49
Sesto Ulteriano-milan0
JOUTSENON ELEMENTTI OY
Finland
Address
Puusementintie 2
Joutseno
MICROPULVA LTD OY
Finland
Address
Haavistontie
Pirkkala
MILLAB CONSULT AS
Norway
Address
Nybyggervn. 15
Oslo
STU-K A.S.
Czechia
Address
Salvejova 8
Praha 10
TECNOCHEM ITALIANA SPA
Italy
Address
Via Sorte 2/4
Barzana
VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS
Finland
Address
Vuorimiehentie 5
1000 Espoo