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NRMCA Certifies CeraTech EPD

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NRMCA has certified an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for CeraTech, Inc., an associate member of NRMCA. "This is the first non-portland cement concrete EPD certified by NRMCA," stated Lionel Lemay, Senior Vice President for Sustainable Development at NRMCA. "This is exciting and demonstrates CeraTech’s commitment towards environmental excellence by reporting their environmental impacts in an EPD," added Lemay.

The EPD covers concrete made with ekkomaxx™ cement concrete for a 6,000 PSI general use, fast drying, and low heat of hydration mix produced in the U.S. The EPD was independently verified under the NRMCA’s EPD Program which was established in 2012.

Incorporated in 2001, CeraTech, Inc., develops additives that, when combined with fly ash, meet ASTM C1157 as a hydraulic cement system. All CeraTech brands are non-portland cements for concrete. CeraTech does not own any concrete plants, but distributes throughout the U.S. to a network of CeraTech Preferred Producers with ready-mix plants producing ekkomaxxTM cement concrete along with other brands of non-portland cements.

CeraTech engaged LCA consultant Martha VanGeem, to conduct a comprehensive LCA and develop the EPD. They followed the North American Product Category Rule for Concrete developed by the Carbon Leadership Forum, relevant international standards and the NRMCA EPD Program Instructions to complete the EPD. The LCA and EPD were independently verified by Athena Sustainable Materials Institute. As required by the international standards, NRMCA published the EPD on its website.

For more information about NRMCA’s EPD Program and to download a PDF of the CeraTech EPD, visit Contact Lionel Lemay of NRMCA at or 847-918-7101.


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