October 2018 Vol. 73 No. 10


GeoKrete Earns ‘Reduced Carbon Footprint’ Certification

Quadex LLC received “Reduced Carbon Footprint” Certification by SCS Global Services, an internationally recognized sustainability certification body. The honor was awarded to Quadex’s GeoKrete geopolymer mortar for its lower overall carbon footprint – 51 to 59 percent smaller, compared to Portland and calcium aluminate cements – as it relates to potential greenhouse gas emissions from raw material extraction through manufacturing, use and end-of-life.

GeoKrete geopolymer mortar is a fully structural, corrosion-resistant lining solution for the rehabilitation of large-diameter pipe, culverts, tunnels, manholes and other non-round infrastructure.

“Concrete, as a material, is one of the leading emitters of carbon dioxide, contributing as much as 5 percent to global carbon dioxide levels. GeoKrete replaces the need for traditional concrete repair systems, thereby reducing the overall contribution to global warming emissions,” said Keith Killpack, manager of the SCS Life Cycle Assessment Team.

Stricter regulations and public pressure are forcing cities, counties and asset owners to identify and use more environmentally conscious products. GeoKrete is not only a cost-effective form of trenchless rehabilitation and a next-generation structural coating, but is proven to provide the added benefit of a reduced carbon footprint.

Quadex, a division of Houston-based Vortex Companies, has been developing and manufacturing advanced repair materials for water and sewer infrastructure since 1991. The company specializes in geopolymers, hybrid cements, epoxies, and patching materials, as well as the design of custom application equipment.

Vortex Companies, (713) 750-9081, vortexcompanies.com

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