Winsted, CT April 15, 2010; Geotek Environmental announces that it is going to license its process for making geopolymers. Unlike concrete our process uses no Portland cement greatly lowering its carbon footprint. It can be made for the most part from recycled materials that normally are landfilled. The geopolymer process is capable of using virtually any material, organic or inorganic embedded in the geopolymer matrix to meet special challanges.
Different users of geopolymers may require different formulations of the process tailored to their particular needs, this will be included as a condition of the licensing process. The license will contain not only the basic formula for geopolymers, but we will use our lab to create a custom mixture specific to your needs.
A Geopolymer is a special mix of materials specifically designed to create a product that can be used just like concrete, using the same equipment and processes.
Unlike normal concrete, Geopolymers do not contain Portland cement.
Geopolymers when set are actually more like granite then concrete because the bond is based upon silicon and aluminum oxides rather than on hydrated lime as it is in concrete containing Portland cement. A geologist examining the results of a set Geopolymer “stone” or product would be hard pressed to distinguish it from natural stone.
Geopolymers can be used to facilitate the constructive environmentally safe use of waste materials normally stockpiled , discarded or landfilled so they are quickly converted into economical, innovative and usable products. Some examples may be made of fly ash, cinder, rock dust, crushed brick and similar materials.
In actual use, Geopolymers are handled using the same methods as wet concrete, but Geopolymers set much faster and reach full strength in one day unlike conventional concrete that takes about two weeks to develop full strength. This feature will allow you to turn product lines around faster. Your products can be shipped more quickly and be used sooner.
In most uses a geopolymer sets fast enough so that you can walk on it in an hour, drive a car on it in four hours or land a 747 on it in eight hours.
Geopolymers are also much more durable than concrete. There are examples of geopolymers lasting for thousands of years, dating to the time of building of the pyramids of ancient Egypt.
In use Geopolymers are less expensive to make then conventional concrete, so not only are you improving your product, but a product made from Geopolymers will save you money.
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