Choosing SQAPE is a choice for sustainability. With the effects of climate change in mind, there is a growing demand for more sustainable products that have as little impact on the environment as possible. SQAPE makes an important contribution to this.
Climate and Environment
There is no doubt about the changes in climate and their effects on our living environment and future. The greenhouse effect calls for action on a broad spectrum of issues. It also involves fossil raw materials and carbon dioxide (CO2), which has significant consequences for the building world.
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Cement and CO2
Due to the enormous and growing demand for the relatively cheap building material concrete, the construction world can contribute significantly toCO2 reduction. This is badly needed to curb the greenhouse effect. Concrete is produced with cement, which accounts for around 9% of global carbon dioxide emissions. SQAPE's sustainable cement substitute reducesCO2 emissions by as much as 80%.
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The SQAPE technology not only produces a more durable product, but its technical values also ensure high quality. There are numerous benefits, such as high flexural and tensile strength, good acid resistance and low shrinkage creep. The production process with the SQAPE technology does not differ much from what happens in existing concrete plants. There are also advantages to processing.
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Besides all the practical advantages of the SQAPE technology, there are also environmental and cost advantages. This is shown by the Environmental Cost Indicator (EQI), which provides insight into the environmental impact of (for example) SQAPE polymers and assigns a certain value to it. In this context, we work together with NIBE, which makes an independent assessment on the basis of an extensive database.
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Besides reducing carbon dioxide emissions, the reuse of (secondary) raw materials is also an important issue. The construction world is leading the way in this respect, and thanks to SQAPE, more and more materials are being reused, thus increasing circularity and reducingCO2 emissions.
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