“The market is changing and we understand the need to acknowledge, address and action a tangible approach to decarbonisation,” said Max Vermorken.
PLC () said its Precast Products Group platform (PPG) will offer ultra-low carbon cement-free products for its entire product portfolio from January onwards.
It represents an extension to the construction materials group’s Greenbloc range, launched in February 2021.
The company said it will be the first precast products producer in the UK to make such a commitment and transition, according to a statement.
“When we launched Greenbloc we were the first to bring to market an Ultra-Low Carbon solution to one of the most used building products,” said Max Vermorken, chief executive. “The interest shown by our customers was beyond anything we had expected and encouraged us to press on. With this announcement we go one step further in a journey which has only just started.”
Michael Roddy, SigmaRoc PPG managing director, meanwhile, added: “The benefits of using cement as a building material are undisputed from an application perspective, however the carbon required in the manufacturing process cannot be ignored.
“Our aim is simple. The market is changing and we understand the need to acknowledge, address and action a tangible approach to decarbonisation.
“We want to provide architects, contractors and specifiers the choice of using an ultra-low carbon cement-free alternative to precast cementitious products.
“Today’s announcement is the next step on Sigmaroc’s journey of investing, improving, integrating & innovating, to deliver maximum value to customers and shareholders, and ultimately providing a greener way to build. Not just for infrastructure, but our own future.”
The Greenbloc includes bespoke solutions and the company intends that it will be manufactured at all of its PPG manufacturing sites and will be broadly available to customers across the UK.