BASF backs concrete sustainable solutions
Dubai, May 30, 2012
BASF, one of the world's leading chemical companies with a major pressence in the region, said its construction division has developed a new 'life cycle analyzer' software that helps to improve concrete characteristics.
The special software offers solutions in major concrete improvement areas like process efficiency, energy reduction, material optimization, and enhanced quality specifications for manufacturers and users of concrete, said a BASF statement.
The analyzer covers the entire life cycle of concrete in all its different types of production, such as ready-mix and precast. This new method has been specially tailored for the sustainable market, it added.
'With this very versatile tool, we can even better support developers, architects, engineers and concrete suppliers when it comes to technical and economic performance as well as environmental impact in their projects,' remarked David
Bowerman, the regional business segment manager admixture systems at BASF.
The BASF team supports customers using the 'Life Cycle Analyzer', both in evaluating environmental fingerprint of their products and in understanding the sustainability benefits of concrete.
The new tool assesses the environmental profile of concrete based on selected indicators, such as Global Warming Potential (also known as 'carbon footprint'), Primary Energy Demand or Acidification Potential. In addition, it evaluates the cost impact, in order to determine the eco-efficiency, he stated.
'Data availability has been recognized as one of the discouraging factors for sustainable construction. The new Life Cycle Analyzer is contributing to filling this gap and accelerates the development of sustainable solutions in concrete for our customers,' Bowerman explained.-TradeArabia News Service