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Fizzano Bros. conveys plastics-derived aggregate to commercialization

Sources: Braskem America, Philadelphia; CP staff

Fizzano Brothers Concrete Products is helping demonstrate the engineering properties and commercial potential of Resin8, a fine aggregate derived from post-consumer plastic waste, in a concrete masonry unit (CMU) installation at the Braskem America Innovation and Technology Center, Pittsburgh. The Philadelphia producer has teamed with Resin8 developer, Center for Regenerative Design & Collaboration (CRDC), on testing the material's viability as a small volume (≤ 10 percent) substitute for ASTM C33 aggregate.

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Euclid Chemical lands patent for low-dust, epoxy grout aggregate

Sources: Euclid Chemical Co., Cleveland; CP staff

A new patent covers dust-limiting aggregate in Euclid Chemical's E3 epoxy grout series. Researchers developed the DL Technology to support worker safety by reducing the amount of handling and mixing dust in re-grouting routines typical of manufacturing or process equipment movement. 

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Entergy ash contracts hold 2 million tons' potential for Charah Solutions

Sources: Charah Solutions Inc., Louisville, Ky.; CP staff

Charah Solutions has secured a multi-year marketing contract for fly ash and bottom ash from Entergy Louisiana’s Nelson Power Plant in Westlake, plus Entergy Arkansas' Independence and White Bluff Power Plants in Newark and Redfield. Over the next five years, the combined scope of work is anticipated to include over 2 million tons of ash sales for beneficial use, transported via truck or railcar to regional markets. The coal combustion products will be distributed throughout Charah Solutions’ MultiSource materials network of 40-plus nationwide locations, with international sourcing and distribution. A unique distribution system of terminals and processing facilities, the network provides a continuous and reliable supply of supplementary cementitious materials for concrete producers and other customers. 

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ACI, PCI team to develop a structural precast companion to 318

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago; CP staff

An expanded American Concrete Institute and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute partnership has spawned the joint ACI-PCI Committee 319, Precast Structural Concrete Code, tasked with developing and maintaining code requirements unique to plant-fabricated elements or members common among PCI members. 

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Vulcan, Martin Marietta pace $5 billion milestone neck-and-neck

Sources: Martin Marietta Materials, Raleigh, N.C.; Vulcan Materials, Birmingham, Ala.; CP staff

Consistent with recent years' near-equal financials, sand & gravel and crushed stone top guns Vulcan Materials and Martin Marietta Materials report respective 2019 sales of $4.9 billion and $4.74 billion, and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of $1.27 billion and $1.25 billion. 

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