EdenCrete® is a carbon-enriched, liquid additive which can improve the strength, durability, and ductility of concrete. EdenCrete® can enhance the performance of your existing concrete mix design to provide elevated levels of strength and resistance to abrasion, while reducing shrinkage cracking and permeability.
EdenCrete Pz® improves the performance of concrete mixes having high pozzolans (i.e. fly ash, slag, silica fume). Elevated levels of pozzolan replacement can hinder early strength development. EdenCrete Pz® is used to reduce this effect and boost hardened properties.
EdenCrete® products can be used interchangeably for any concrete application and/or mix design. Concrete mixes using fly ash and/or slag may be better suited to use a combination of EdenCrete® and EdenCrete Pz®, or EdenCrete Pz® by itself.
WHY EDENCRETE® IS
SUCH A GAME CHANGER.
It’s the Carbon Nanotubes.
Carbon nanotubes provide 100-300 times improvement in tensile strength over steel (type dependant) and are 30 times stronger than bulletproof Kevlar. These carbon nanotubes create enhanced bonds at the interfacial transition zone between the cement paste and the aggregate, resulting in superior pullout capacity and greater aggregate fracture if failure is reached. Simply put, the aggregate breaks before the concrete does!
Concrete that is Carbon Fiber Strong!
These submicroscopic cylinders of carbon, roughly 1/50,000th the width of a human hair, have revolutionized dozens of industries and thousands of products from aerospace applications to electronics to sporting equipment and now in concrete.
including but not limited to:
- Ready-mix (dry-batch or central plant)
- Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC)
- Shotcrete and pump-applications
- And many more…. Call today to learn more!
Edencrete® key areas of improvement
Improved compressive strength may allow for a reduction in total cementitious while still meeting design specifications
Higher flexural strength helps to prevent cracking in suspended bridge girders and decks, elevated slabs, and thin-overlay applications
Improved resistance to abrasion helps prevent the surface of the concrete from wearing away and being damaged from impact
Improved resistance to scaling extends the durability and service life of concrete exposed to deicer chemicals
Higher split-tensile strength helps minimize cracking in reinforced concrete applications
Improved durability and performance will extend the time until repair or replacement is necessary, reducing life-cycle costs
Modulus of Elasticity
EdenCrete® improves the modulus of elasticity to help structures meet the performance required for your application
Reduced permeability helps prevent the ingress of moisture, alkali-silica reaction, sulfate-attack, corrosion of reinforcement, and freeze/thaw
Reduced shrinkage and resistance to cracking improves durability and extends service-life
Carbon Nanotubes – boost surface abrasion resistance and reduce permeability while improving strength properties (e.g., compressive, flexural, and tensile) like no other product on the market today.
When you need a tougher surface.
When pouring premium sidewalks, driveways, or roadways that need to stand up to abrasion, EdenCrete® delivers superior
When you need durability and resilience to aggressive in-service conditions.
EdenCrete® creates a tougher, more durable concrete mix that may allow architects/engineers to specify less steel
reinforcement or thinner concrete slab pours.
When water is involved.
EdenCrete® reduces the permeability of concrete which mitigate the ingress of moisture, making it ideal for use in infrastructures such as water distribution, bridges, piers, dams, and locks where steel corrosion is a concern.
When Shotcrete needs to pump without segregating.
Use EdenCrete® to improve the ability of shotcrete to be pumped, shot, and carved. The mix moves easily through the hose
without segregating, allowing pump operators to reduce pressure, dust, and waste from rebound.
EdenCrete® can be used in mixes containing any of the various admixture chemistry-types commonly used in the market.
EdenCrete® does not require altering formulations or procedures to get the mix you want. It offers a wide range of
compatibility for contractors, architects/engineers, and ready mix companies.
HOW DOES EDENCRETE®
MAKE CONCRETE TOUGHER?
When added to concrete mixtures, EdenCrete’s® carbon nanotubes fill in spaces at the nanoscopic level between the hydrated cement particles. When concrete cures, instead of leaving porous voids that would allow water to penetrate or cracks to develop, these nanotubes create millions of flexible, strong carbon bridges throughout the structure.