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Ecocem Next Generation Cement

Ecocem Next Generation Cement
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Benefits:

Benefits: Characteristics:

  • OPC Cement Replacement (up to 65%) with GGBS
  • Bagged Blended GGBS+OPC making low Carbon Cement available to all on any size project
  • Bagged Blended GGBS+OPC avoiding need for blending on site (avoiding unfamiliar properties)
  • Ecocem self-declaration: 9.7 kg CO2/tonne (Blended 60:40 GGBS:OPC)

Benefits: Marketing:

  • Literature and CPD seminar are good step in right direction in developing understanding of GGBS replacement of OPC
  • Strong programme of staff, merchant staff and customer training, CPD programme, exhibitions, seminars & conferences
  • Special properties of GGBS are highlighted at every opportunity, in technical data sheet and customer presentations

Benefits: Packaging:

  • Bagging the cement makes it possible for all SME builders to access and use low carbon cement in many applications
  • innovative bag: 3 layer construction paper and double overlapping film;
  • optimising filling speed and density, stable palletisation, reducing cement loss,
  • moisture protection and moisture permeability outwards, doubling shelf life
  • Dypack paper sack PEFC number is: DC COC0379/10 of DIN Certco PEFC.
  • Dypack only use wood and wood products from sustainable forestry.
  • Registered with Repak Waste Regulations Compliance Scheme http://www.repak.ie Registration No. 6295
  • Pallet suppliers are 'traders' Registered under EUTR European Timber Regulations 22/02/2013
  • Returns policy in place for bespoke timber pallets.

Benefits: Materials:

  • Predictable but unfamiliar properties of GGBS are avoided by pre-blending GGBS with OPC
  • Uses up to 65% less OPC that an OPC only cement

Benefits: Properties:

  • GGBS & OPC blended cement is lower CO2 compared to OPC cement
  • High resistance to sulfate attack and chloride penetration attack
  • Good resistant to Alkali Silica Reaction (ASR) compatible with recycled glass aggregate
  • Increased durability minimises repair requirements
  • Lower Heat of hydration, reduced hydration thermal stress and micro cracking
  • Improved resistance to fire
  • Suppresses efflorescence
  • Lighter brighter colour contributes to albedo when used externally and facing sun and helps reduce urban heat island effect,
  • lighter appearance when used as fair face exposed concrete 
  • Improved workability
  • 2011: 58% CO2 reduction for 60% GGBS+40% OPC compared with CEM I (100% OPC)
  • Up to: 63% CO2 reduction for 65% GGBS+35% OPC compared with CEM I (100% OPC)
  • 2011: 9.7 kgCO2/bag CEM III/A 52.5L Low Carbon Cement compared with 22.7kgCO2/bag Imported CEM I in UK (100% OPC)

Benefits: Applications:

  • All normal applications for OPC cement apply to this product
  • Slower initial set of GGBS is accelerated by the presence of OPC in the mix

Benefits: competence:

  • NSAI 0050-CPD-097 Certificate of Conformity 23/03/2012 
  • EN IS 197-1:2001 NSAI Certified;

Benefits: Endorsements:

  • Guaranteed Irish, (not promoted in UK market)
  • How is this product worse than ‘normal’ or ‘average’ product in the same category?

Problems:

Problems: Marketing:

  • Despite clear purposeful distinction in marketing there is a small risk that claims made for Ecocem GGBS cement could be misread as applying to Ecocem Next Generation Cement
  • Travis Perkins counter staff may not be aware of the significant benefits of the product
  • Travis Perkins counter staff may not be promoting its benefits
  • Travis Perkins product visibility may not be good

Problems: Packaging:

  • Bespoke pallet size has little use in open market place

Problems: Materials:

  • Problems associated with OPC are reduced but not eliminated by addition of GGBS cement
  • Despite a comprehensive marketing programme small risk of unfamiliarity of GGBS properties by designers and constructors
  • GGBS is very low CO2, adding OPC increases the CO2

Problems: Properties:

  • Ultimate strength development may be excess to requirements, which may be problematic in mortar and render

Problems: Applications:

  • Slower strength development may need to be acknowledged in construction method on site
  • Recycled glass aggregate may not be suitable due to OPC content

Problems: Product competence:

  • Small risk that Irish certificates may still be rejected by UK professionals and development control despite the rules in place 

Problems: Accreditations:

  • Small risk that Irish certificates may still be rejected by UK professionals and development control despite the rules in place 

Problems: Endorsements:

  • Irish endorsement not used in UK market

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Product Data Sheet

Product description: CEM III/A 52.5L Low Carbon Cement
Manufacturer's Promotion Information: Certified as CEM III/A 52.5L, the strongest cement classification available in 25 kg bags
High resistance to sulfate attack and chloride penetration attack
Good resistant to Alkali Silica Reaction (ASR) compatible with recycled glass aggregate
Increased durability minimises repair requirements
Reduced permeability
Lower Heat of hydration, reduced hydration thermal stress and micro cracking
Improved resistance to fire
Suppresses efflorescence
Lighter brighter colour contributes to albedo when used externally and facing sun and helps reduce urban heat island effect, and lighter appearance when used as fair face concrete
Improved workability
Helps meet Green Public Procurement objectives: of durability, reduced CO2, GHG & Ozone Depleting Substances
Helps meet Carbon Reduction Commitment if embodied carbon is included
Helps reduce Embodied Carbon in building materials
innovative bags 3 layer construction paper and double overlapping film; optimising filling speed and density, stable palletisation, reducing cement loss, moisture protection, doubling shelf life.
Bespoke timber pallets: with a returns policy.
Calculated Embodied CO2 for bespoke size pallets
Material/s: Pre-blended up to 65% Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Cement & down to 35% OPC cement permitted.
Actual % can vary
Environmental statement: Environmental Policy Statement EP01 09/01/2013
Target carbon neutral status by 2015 without carbon offsets
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Policy EP02 09/02/2013
Greenhouse Gas Emission Certificate of Attestation 22/10/2010 & CO2 22/10/2010
Carbon Disclosure Project: Disclosure score of 69 (equivalent score 12 months earlier 59) (0-100, 100 best)
Commission for Energy Regulation: Green Energy sourcing: Fuel mix and CO2 emissions 2012
Materials Resource Efficiency Policy EP003 09/01/2013
Transport policy EP04 09/01/2013
Waste management policy EP05 09/01/2013
Registered with Repak Waste Regulations Compliance Scheme http://www.repak.ie Great, membership number: 6295.
Water management policy EP06 09/01/2013
Target 25% water reduction by 2020.
Responsible Sourcing Policy EP07 09/01/2013
Pallet suppliers are 'traders' Registered under EUTR European Timber Regulations 22/02/2013
Employee Training & Development Policy QP02 09/01/2013
Stakeholder Engagement Policy QP03 09/01/2013
CSR Corporate Social Responsibility statement
An Taisce Clean Coast Programme and own Coast Care team
Member of BITC Business in the Community
EPD (to ISO 14025): None
Self-declaration of Carbon Footprint only
BRE Ecopoints: Not assessed
Environmental labeling: Responsible sourcing: BES 6001;
Pallet suppliers are 'traders' Registered under EUTR European Timber Regulations 22/02/2013
Environmental management:  ISO 14001:2004 NSAI & IQNet Certified, valid until 09/02/2015
3rd party product accreditation:  NSAI 0050-CPD-097 Certificate of Conformity 23/03/2012
EN IS 197-1:2001 NSAI Certified
3rd party product endorsement:  Guaranteed Irish
Quality Management certification: ISO 9001:2008 NSAI & IQNet Certified valid until 20/06/2016
Reusability/Recyclability: No, only as part of RCA Recycled Concrete Aggregate
Recycled content (to ISO 14021/WRAP): GGBS is 100% waste or by-product from European steel making upcycled into new product
Life expectancy:  Significantly longer than OPC and longer in marine and other aggressive environments
Substitute for or new materials / method:  OPC Ordinary Portland Cement
Country/s of manufacture:  Dublin, Ireland
UK distribution location:  Available to order from Travis Perkins branches with direct delivery by Ecocem
Downloads  
Product Technical Literature Other
Product Brochure http://ecocemcement.ie/assets/Uploads/product-data-sheet-download.pdf
Performance Data http://ecocemcement.ie/assets/Uploads/product-data-sheet-download.pdf
Topic:  http://ecocemcement.ie/assets/Uploads/material-safety-data-sheet-download.pdf
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Manufacturer  
Manufacturer:  Ecocem Ireland Ltd. (GGBS Cement and Bags)
Address:  Portview House, Thorncastle Street, Ringsend, Dublin 4
Telephone:  00353 1 678 1890
Fax:  00353 1 678 1891
Email:  info@ecocemcement.ie
Website:  www.ecocemcement.ie
Images:  Bag, bagged cement, concrete colour, applications: fairfaced concrete, insitu concrete drive, mortar, screed, 
   
Date: 22-23/08/2013

PASS Product Assessment Screening System

Product Assessment Screening System  GreenSpec INDEX: PASS Endorsement & Product Page
Manufacturer: (Name) Ecocem Ireland Ltd. (GGBS Cement and Bags)
Supplier: (Name) TravisPerkinsOrder Direct Delivery
Website: www.ecocemcement.ie 
Product Reference: Ecocem Next Generation Cement
Description of product/system: CEM III/A 52.5L Low Carbon Cement
Application: (promoted by manufacturer): Concrete, Mortar, Screed, Render/Plaster
Is it competent in this application?: Yes, National Product Certification
Claims made appear in:  
Literature http://ecocemcement.ie/assets/Uploads/product-data-sheet-download.pdf
Website: www.ecocemcement.ie
Review based upon:   
Webpage URL/PDF URL:  http://ecocemcement.ie/assets/Uploads/product-data-sheet-download.pdf
Document name/File name:  Product Data Sheet & Materials Safety data Sheet
Date of document:  MSDS: January 2013
Revision of document:  Not stated
Assessor initials:  BRM
Assessment date: 29/07/2013-23/08/2013
Reviewer initials:  AEP
Last review date: 22-23/08/2013
GreenSpecPASS Group Comparison: Characteristics of the ‘normal’ or ‘average’ product in the same category:
Description of 'Normal' or 'Average' Product in the same category:  CEM III/A 52.5L Low Carbon Cement
Normal or Average Product: Characteristics: 1 OPC Ordinary Portland Cement
Normal or Average Product: Characteristics: 2 Bagged OPC
Normal or Average Product: Characteristics: 3 Tankered GGBS cement or tankered Blended GGBS+OPC
Normal or Average Product: Characteristics: 4 MPA EPD by PEI: 715.29 kg CO2e/tonne (UK Sector average cement) 2011
ICE BSRIA BG 10/2011: 950 kg CO2e/tonne (OPC based on MPA factsheets)
Imported CEM I in Ireland 2011: = 909 kg CO2/tonne = 22.7 kg CO2/bag (40 Bags per tonne)
PASS Assessment: How is this product better than ‘normal’ or ‘average’ product in the same category?  
Features: Benefits:
Benefits: Characteristics: 1 OPC Cement Replacement (up to 65%) with GGBS
Benefits: Characteristics: 2 Bagged Blended GGBS+OPC making low Carbon Cement available to all
Benefits: Characteristics: 3 Bagged Blended GGBS+OPC avoiding need for blending on site (avoiding unfamiliar properties)
Benefits: Characteristics: 4 Ecocem self-declaration: 9.7 kg CO2/tonne (Blended 60:40 GGBS:OPC)
Benefits: Marketing: 1 Literature and CPD seminar are good step in right direction in developing understanding of GGBS replacement of OPC
Benefits: Marketing: 2 Strong programme of staff, merchant staff and customer training, CPD programme, exhibitions, seminars & conferences
Benefits: Marketing: 3 Special properties of GGBS are highlighted at every opportunity, in technical data sheet and customer presentations
Benefits: Packaging: 1 Bagging the cement makes it possible for all SME builders to access and use low carbon cement in many applications
Benefits: Packaging: 2 innovative bag: 3 layer construction paper and double overlapping film;
optimising filling speed and density, stable palletisation, reducing cement loss,
moisture protection and moisture permeability outwards, doubling shelf life
Benefits: Packaging: 3 Dypack paper sack PEFC number is: DC COC0379/10 of DIN Certco PEFC.
Dypack only use wood and wood products from sustainable forestry.
Benefits: Packaging: 4 Registered with Repak Waste Regulations Compliance Scheme http://www.repak.ie Registration No. 6295
Benefits: Packaging: 5 Pallet suppliers are 'traders' Registered under EUTR European Timber Regulations 22/02/2013
Benefits: Packaging: 6 Returns policy in place for bespoke timber pallets.
Benefits: Materials: 1 Predictable but unfamiliar properties of GGBS are avoided by pre-blending GGBS with OPC
Benefits: Materials: 2 Uses up to 65% less OPC that an OPC only cement
Benefits: Properties: 1 GGBS & OPC blended cement is lower CO2 compared to OPC cement
Benefits: Properties: 2 High resistance to sulfate attack and chloride penetration attack
Benefits: Properties: 3 Good resistant to Alkali Silica Reaction (ASR) compatible with recycled glass aggregate
Benefits: Properties: 4 Increased durability minimises repair requirements
Benefits: Properties: 5 Lower Heat of hydration, reduced hydration thermal stress and micro cracking
Benefits: Properties: 6 Improved resistance to fire
Benefits: Properties: 7 Suppresses efflorescence
Benefits: Properties: 8 Lighter brighter colour contributes to albedo when used externally and facing sun and helps reduce urban heat island effect,
and lighter appearance when used as fair face exposed concrete 
Benefits: Properties: 9 Improved workability
Benefits: Properties: 10 2011: 58% CO2 reduction for 60% GGBS+40% OPC compared with CEM I (100% OPC)
Up to: 63% CO2 reduction for 65% GGBS+35% OPC compared with CEM I (100% OPC)
2011: 9.7 kgCO2/bag CEM III/A 52.5L Low Carbon Cement compared with 22.7kgCO2/bag Imported CEM I in UK (100% OPC)
Benefits: Applications: 1 All normal applications for OPC cement apply to this product
Benefits: Applications: 2 Slower initial set of GGBS is accelerated by the presence of OPC in the mix
Benefits: competence: 1 NSAI 0050-CPD-097 Certificate of Conformity 23/03/2012 
Benefits: competence: 2 EN IS 197-1:2001 NSAI Certified;
Benefits: Endorsements: 1 Guaranteed Irish, (not promoted in UK market)
How is this product worse than ‘normal’ or ‘average’ product in the same category?  
Features: Problems:
Problems: Marketing: 1 Despite clear purposeful distinction in marketing there is a small risk that claims made for Ecocem GGBS cement
could be misread as applying to Ecocem Next Generation Cement
Problems: Packaging: 1 Bespoke pallet size has little use in open market place
Problems: Materials: 1 Problems associated with OPC are reduced but not eliminated by addition of GGBS cement
Problems: Materials: 2 Despite a comprehensive marketing programme small risk of unfamiliarity of GGBS properties by designers and constructors
Problems: Materials: 3 GGBS is very low CO2, adding OPC increases the CO2
Problems: Properties: 1 Ultimate strength development may be excess to requirements, which may be problematic in mortar and render
Problems: Applications: 1 Slower strength development may need to be acknowledged in construction method on site
Problems: Applications: 2 Recycled glass aggregate may not be suitable due to OPC content
Problems: Product competence: 1 Small risk that Irish certificates may still be rejected by UK professionals and development control despite the rules in place 
Problems: Accreditations: 1 Small risk that Irish certificates may still be rejected by UK professionals and development control despite the rules in place 
Problems: Endorsements: 1 Irish endorsement not used in UK market, focus on EU product certification

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