According to the European Commission, 25% to 30% of all waste generated in the European Union (EU) consists of construction demolition waste materials, much of which could be recycled.
Sika has succeeded in developing a ground-breaking old concrete recycling process, whereby they are able to separate and reuse the components of old concrete as well as increase the recycled aggregates’ quality. This innovation – with the brand name «reCO2ver» – will make a significant contribution to reduce the ecological footprint of the construction industry.
Sika’s chief executive officer, Paul Schuler, comments: “With the complete recycling of these materials, up to 15 million tons of CO₂ emissions can be captured. We are convinced that our new process has the potential to benefit both our customers and the environment.”
Additives for high-performance concrete
Frank Hoefflin, chief technology officer, stated that with their strong expertise in concrete technology, Sika has developed a completely new recycling process that can be considered a game changer in the concrete industry.
Hoefflin concludes: “We are already developing complementary chemical additives and high-quality enhancers such as the flexibility to tailor specific concrete functionalities. We are pushing the industrialisation of our new technology.”
For more information, contact Sika South Africa:
Tel: +27 (31) 792 6500
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