Cemex in Germany has already converted eight of its 14 ready-mix concrete plants in the Berlin-Brandenburg region to offer concrete with recycled aggregates: the sites in Spandau, Hohenschönhausen, Kreuzberg, Bernau, Finowfurt, Velten, Schönefeld and Grünheide are technically capable of producing and supplying concrete with recycled aggregates. The experts of Cemex are pleased to advise interested parties on the application possibilities and explain the technical details.
Concrete with recycled aggregates contains aggregates from professionally processed mineral construction waste, essentially concrete fragments that have been brought to the required particle sizes in crushers and impact mills – concrete is a material that can be recycled again and again. Concretes with recycled aggregates are subject to the same requirements as conventional ready-mix concretes and show identical fresh and hardened concrete properties.
By expanding its offer with concretes with recycled aggregates, the building materials company is adapting its product mix to customer needs and strengthening the circular economy: with their recycled constituents, concrete with recycled aggregates contributes actively to the conservation of natural resources.
The concretes with recycled aggregates for the Berlin metropolitan market are part of the Vertua® product family, Cemex’s global brand for products with sustainable attributes, comprising ready-mix concretes, cements, aggregates, and admixtures. Furthermore, Cemex launched in early 2023 Regenera, a brand that provides circularity solutions. Regenera offers a wide range of tailored services, including reception, management, recycling, and co-processing of waste.
All local activities are part of Cemex’s global sustainability and decarbonisation strategy “Future in Action”. One of the six pillars of Future in Action is circular economy. The strategy aims to decisively reduce not only emissions from the production process, but also emissions along the entire product life cycle and value chain with the objective of becoming a net-zero CO2 company by 2050.