CarbonCure Technologies Inc. (CarbonCure) and New Jersey-based Anchor Concrete Products (Anchor), a division of Oldcastle APG, have signed a deal to manufacture CarbonCure’s green concrete products. One of the most recognized producers in the area, Anchor has been supplying masonry products to the Northeastern U.S. region for more than 40 years.
CarbonCure’s retrofit technology chemically converts waste CO2 into limestone to make stronger, greener concrete products. The technology is currently available for concrete blocks, pavers and segmental retaining walls, and the company has plans to expand to the precast and ready mix markets next year.
Under the agreement, Anchor will install CarbonCure’s retrofit technology in their flagship plant in New Jersey, and has capabilities to manufacture the product in the greater Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York, Hartford, Providence, and Boston markets. CarbonCure’s process propels Anchor to a leadership position in North America in environmental concrete innovation, clearly differentiating them from competitors in the marketplace.
There is significant demand in the market for green concrete products, with CarbonCure concrete masonry manufactured by Anchor being one of the products currently specified for the 855 Avenue of the Americas building, a project by The Durst Organization.
The Anchor deal expands CarbonCure’s relationship with Oldcastle – the largest producer of concrete masonry and precast products in North America. CarbonCure signed an agreement earlier this year with Illinois-based Northfield Block, also a division of Oldcastle APG Inc., and plans to form additional partnerships over the next year with other leading concrete manufacturers.
CarbonCure continues to lead the green building movement in concrete across North America. Earlier this year, CarbonCure partnered with Atlas Block to issue the first EPD in concrete masonry, followed closely by the release of the first North American HPD in concrete together with its licensee Northfield Block. EPDs and HPDs drastically increase transparency on the health and environmental impacts of building materials. Transparency is a hot topic for the construction industry and is expected to be a focal point this week at the international expo Green Build 2013 in Philadelphia, where CarbonCure will be attending to establish new partnerships with key design firms and developers.