The Ecocem Group is Europe’s largest independent producer of Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag (GGBS) with four production plants located in Ireland (Dublin), Holland (Moerdijk), North France (Dunkirk) and South France (Fos-sur-Mer). Ecocem operates two import terminals in Britain, located in Runcorn (NW England) and Sheerness (SE England) which have a combined service capacity of approximately 500,000 tonnes. The benefits of Ecocem’s GGBS include greater durability, increased strength, enhanced architectural characteristics, and significant reductions in carbon footprints. Through the achievements of the Group’s Innovation Programme, Ecocem’s GGBS can now be applied to an extensive range of areas including RMX, mortars, renders, and structural / non-structural precast.
Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university and in 1497 it was first in the English-speaking world to create a chair of medicine. In 1793 the Original Chair in Chemistry was established at Marischal College this was the first chair in Britain to be promoted for Chemistry as a subject rather than derived from a medical school. The home of chemistry in Aberdeen today is the Meston building which built in 1952. Throughout the 20th century Aberdeen has consistently increased student recruitment, which now stands at 14,000. In recent years picturesque and historic Old Aberdeen, home of Bishop Elphinstone's original foundation, has again become the main campus site. The University has also invested heavily in medical research, where time and again University staff have demonstrated their skills as world leaders in their field. The Institute of Medical Sciences, completed in 2002, was designed to provide state-of-the-art facilities for medical researchers and their students. This was followed in 2007 by the Health Sciences Building. The Foresterhill campus is now one of Europe's major biomedical research centres. The Suttie Centre for Teaching and Learning in Healthcare, a £20m healthcare training facility, opened in 2009. 2012 saw the opening of the £57 million Sir Duncan Rice Library in Old Aberdeen, a great modern building to match the splendour of the University’s 500 year old campus. For the sciences a new state of the art Science teaching hub has been started due to be occupied September 2012. This will revolutionise the way practical science teaching will be conducted in Aberdeen.
Solidia Technologies is commercializing a novel low carbon, low energy cement and concrete system. Solidia's technologies, first, enable cement manufacturers to produce a low carbon, low energy non-hydraulic cement that reduces CO2 emissions by 30%, energy by 30%, while utilizing existing raw materials and plant infrastructure. And second, Solidia enables concrete producers to fully cure their products using CO2 for an overall GHG footprint impact of up to 70%.
Elkem are the world’s leading producers and supplier of microsilica for concrete. With distribution warehouses and sales offices around the world, we are ideally placed to service any factory or project. The Elkem range includes powders and slurry for concrete applications through to powder products for bagged grout, mortars and anchoring products. Be a project large or small we can service, help, advise and supply it.
Surface Measurement Systems develops and engineers innovative experimental techniques and instrumentation for physico-chemical characterization of solid state materials. We are the world leaders in Dynamic Vapor Sorption technology and Inverse Gas Chromatography instrumentation and solutions, providing professional world-class scientific and technical support for our international customers.
Netzsch Analysing and Testing is part of the Netzsch Group which has a total turnover of €400 million in 140 locations worldwide. The Netzsch Group also includes a Grinding/Dispersing and Pumps division. Netzsch Thermal Analysis has a product portfolio for applications in thermal analysis and thermophysical properties testing and rank among the best in the market as far as meeting the high demands associated with reliable manufacturing and state of the art technologies. The main technologies include Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Simulataneous TG-DSC (STA), Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA), Dilatometer (DIL) and. Laser Flash Analysis (LFA). These techniques give an insight into the thermal properties of inorganic and organic materials, and can be used to determine the composition of cementitious products for full concrete science research in academia and industry to gain information regarding the condition or processing history of specific samples relative to reference samples.
Jiangsu Sobute New Materials Co., Ltd, (Sobute), which contains a State Key Laboratory of High Performance Civil Engineering Materials, has already become the leader of R&D, large-scale production and professional technical service in the industry of concrete additives in China. The R&D center of Sobute focuses on the scientific research of concrete technology, including concrete admixture, supplementary material, HPC fabrication and application, concrete repairing, performance of concrete strain and cracking, evaluation and prediction of concrete durability etc. Sobute has made great achievements in the research field of cracking resistance of concrete, durability improvement and service life extension of major infrastructure projects, and multifunction civil engineering materials. It is worthy of note that most of these achievements have been successfully applied in major construction projects of China, which made a significant contribution for the concrete industry in China.
Wuhan UJOIN Building Materials Technology Co., Ltd. is a professional solution provider for control of concrete crack and structural self-waterproofing system. It is committed to improving concrete properties, effectively controlling concrete crack and solving the waterproofing problems through customized technical solutions. The company is headquartered in Wuhan, Hubei, which has more than ten production bases in China, including a technologically advanced rotary kiln production base for light burned magnesium oxide, a mature expansion clinker production base and a fully automated closed special cement mortar production base. There are 40 regional marketing centers, which can provide services to more than 600 cities in china. Nearly 200 professional technical service personnel provide timely and professional technical services for various projects. The company’s self-waterproofing system solutions of concrete structure and its products are now widely applied in the field of industrial and civil buildings, hydraulic engineering, nuclear power, national defense, petroleum and transportation etc. The technology solutions of grout sleeve splicing of rebars are widely applied in various types of prefabricated building in china. With technology innovation as its core competitiveness, the company has been focusing on control of concrete crack and waterproof technology research for more than ten years. We have established a domestic professional concrete properties research laboratory and technology R&D center and signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the Institute of Building Materials Research China Academy of Building Research. The “CABR-IBM•UJOIN Technology Center” has been established for comprehensive technical cooperation. At the same time, it has established long-term and stable cooperation with more than 20 universities and scientific research institutions and more than 50 well-known experts in concrete industry, such as Tsinghua University，Nanjing Tech University, and Guangdong Research Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower etc, and which strives to build an industry intelligence platform. The R&D center has obtained more than 40 technical patents and presided over nearly 20 research achievements at the national, provincial and ministerial levels. The company is a high-tech enterprise in Hubei Province, which has participated more than 20 national standards and industry specifications, a national intellectual property advantage enterprise, a national quality integrity demonstration enterprise, a national water conservancy advanced practical technology certification, a national railway product practical certification and a Chinese green building selection product. With the mission of “Build Your Dream Heart”, the company adheres to customer value as the core value and is committed to creating customer value, social value and employee value.