Northern Cement goes green with eco-friendly Maxpro Blended Cement Type 1T

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — All eyes in the construction industry are on Northern Cement Corporation (NCC) as it produces the eco-friendly product Maxpro Blended Cement Type 1T.

Maxpro Blended Cement Type 1T is produced with a lower CO2 footprint using an innovative technology that could reduce emissions in precast concrete applications. This is evidenced by its lower clinker factor or the amount of clinker used in the cement to make concrete.

Clinker is polluting but its negative effect can be reduced. What NCC does is it utilizes supplementary cementitious materials like natural pozzolan and mixes them with water. Despite the lower clinker factor, the concrete strength of Maxpro Blended Cement Type 1T still exceeds the standard design requirements and industry Type 1T benchmarks. This makes it a versatile, economical, and basic building material for a wide variety of commercial and architectural concrete construction applications.

Lesser fuel coal usage also helped in reducing carbon emissions. Being an affiliate of San Miguel Corporation (SMC), it has become possible for NCC’s materials handling facility in Pangasinan to consume up to 1.5 million tons of plastic waste per year to convert it into energy. It is targeting to reduce the use of traditional fuel by up to 50 percent and substitute it with plastic wastes.

Technologies to be more environment-friendly keep emerging. While converting plastic waste to energy has existed for a long time, Northern Cement has been using this on a smaller scale. Throughout the years, it has garnered acclaim for managing environmental impacts and meeting the requirements set by the governing agencies like the Environmental Management Bureau and Mines and Geosciences Bureau. Its Integrated Management System has also been certified for Environment Protection: ISO 14001: 2015.

Apart from being good for the environment, Northern Cement Maxpro Blended Cement Type 1T is the best alternative to Type 1 OPC due to its excellent compatibility characteristics to chemical concrete admixtures, high early strength concrete, and concrete durability.

If you are in the construction industry, you have to consider the impacts of what you are building on the environment. Start going green with the environment-friendly Maxpro Blended Cement Type 1T.

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