Independent Cement & Lime Group Publish EPD for Ground Granulated Blast-Furnace Slag

Posted 18-04-2024
Category News

Via Independent Cement & Lime Group

Recently accredited by EPD Australasia, Independent Cement and Lime Group (ICL) have published their EPD for Ground Granulated Blast-furnace Slag (GGBFS) powder.

GGBFS is produced by quenching molten iron slag (a by-product of iron and steelmaking) from a blast furnace in water.

The resulting granular product is subsequently dried and ground into a fine powder. It is used in concrete mixes and Independent Cement’s Ecoblend products, for its environmental and technical benefits.

An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is an independently verified and registered document that communicates transparent and comparable data and other relevant environmental information about the life-cycle environmental impact of a product.

The carbon footprint of Type GB binders in concrete and other cement-based products, is significantly lower with the addition of SCM’s such as slag and fly ash.

With the industry now lifting the proportions of SCM’s in concrete to meet the low carbon market demand, ICL is helping its customers find sustainable solutions to this need.

Independent Cement and Lime Pty Ltd was established in 1987 & is a specialist supplier of cement and cement-blended products, as well as Supplementary Cementitious Materials (SCM) such as slag and fly-ash.

ICL was one of the early adopters of alternative environmental binders and is the home of Ecoblend, a trusted cement brand for over fifteen years.

ICL supplies a wide variety of industries throughout Victoria and NSW including:

  • Concrete manufacturing
  • Concrete product and precast concrete manufacturers
  • The mining sector
  • Road construction and rehabilitation
  • Cementitious building products
  • Packaged cement products for the retail and hardware sectors including Bunnings

To find out more about Independent Cement & Lime Group’s recent EPD on Ground Granulated Blast-furnace Slag, click here.


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