MGA Cast Stone Receives Certification

Words: Dan Kamys

MGA Cast Stone Receives Certification

Cast Stone Inc. has recently been certified to manufacture photocatalysis cement induced concrete. Produced by Essroc Italcementi Group under the name TX Active, this cement imparts, into concrete, properties enabling it to abate noxious substances produced by human activities such as industry, transport and residential heating systems. Using light energy, photocatalysis can induce the formation of strong oxidizing reagents, which decompose some organic and inorganic substances in the atmosphere by oxidation.

Photocatalysis accelerates the oxidation process that already exists in nature, promoting faster decomposition of pollutants, and prevents them from accumulating. For more than a decade, photocatalysis has been applied to various materials, including glass, ceramics and cementious binders, to obtain a “self-cleaning” effect.

The use of TX Active cement in the construction of “green” buildings can earn nine to 15 LEED credits.

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