ACC Ltd launches low carbon range of concrete ECOPact

MUMBAI: In a move to bring down carbon emissions, cement maker Ltd has launched its new low carbon range of ready mix concrete, ECOPact, in Mumbai and Hyderabad, and will be rolled out across India in a phased manner in the next few weeks.

“The innovative manufacturing process of the ECOPact range, reduces CO2 emissions by up to 100% and further enhances our sustainable products offerings for the construction industry”, said Sridhar Balakrishnan, managing director, ACC Limited.

The rollout of ECOPact is a key plank towards advancing the transition towards low-carbon and circular construction, the company said in a statement on Monday.

ACC set up India’s first commercial ready mixed concrete (RMX) plant in Mumbai in 1994. Ready Mixed Concrete is one of the largest manufacturers of RMX in India with about 85 modern plants in major cities such as Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Goa, Pune and Ahmedabad.

Concrete is basically a mixture of

, water and aggregates comprising sand and gravel or crushed stone. In traditional construction sites, each of these materials is procured separately and mixed in specified proportions at site to make concrete.

As per ACC, ECOPact range uses CO2 reduced binders and is manufactured with optimized mix designs to reduce its carbon footprint and offers superior durability and finish when compared to conventional concrete.

Through its ECOPact range of products, ACC will offer its customers the option to choose concrete based on their desired level of CO2 reduction and sustainability objectives.

ECOPact PRIME offers CO2 reduction by 50-70%. ECOPact MAX has a CO2 reduction capability greater than 70%. ECOPact ZERO is a combination of concrete technology excellence and climate action offers the opportunity to eliminate the carbon footprint of concrete and greatly reduce the overall carbon footprint of the structures, the company said.

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