Surface Tech has successfully commercialized its innovative concrete binder replacement product, Juno. Key early adopters are lab and field testing and piloting the product in various mix designs throughout the U.S. It’s an exciting time for the concrete industry as it looks to adopt new, key technologies that enhance and compliment current long standing processes.
“As an example, the Metro Mix caisson project provides the perfect environment for testing Juno, due to the variety of weather conditions in Colorado, including cold weather freeze/thaw and de-icing salts, as well as summer heat,” says Derek Davis, district manager.
Jon Belkowitz, director of research and development at Intelligent Concrete and Surface Tech’s Concrete CTO, is providing the vital oversight and design required for the rigorous testing processes, including Juno’s own C1709 certification.
“The global concrete industry recognizes that the volumes of matured supplementary cementitious materials, like fly ash, have dropped significantly in the past decade,” says Belkowitz. “Juno serves as a replacement for these diminishing technologies, and we are confident these tests/trials will show that Juno provides a workable new option for the concrete and construction industry.”
Value propositions for Juno:
- Dramatically reduces mix design cost
- Enhances performance characteristics including strength, toughness, durability, shrinkage control, workability (to highlight a few).
- Reduces CO2 emissions (through reduction of cement use) and improves carbon footprint.
- Easy to adopt at plant: silos, hoppers, super sack, palpable bags.
For technical details on Juno and the testing process, contact us.