PCA actively promoting portland-limestone cement

By |  October 7, 2020


The Portland Cement Association (PCA) launched a new promotion initiative emphasizing the sustainable benefits of portland-limestone cement (PLC).

According to PCA, PLC is engineered with more limestone and performs comparably to Type I portland cement, with up to 10 percent less greenhouse gas emissions.

As part of its initiative, PCA debuted a microsite focused on PLC that features case studies, applications, frequently asked questions and the status of acceptance in the U.S. and around the world. Additionally, the microsite gives users access to a PLC calculator where builders, architects and designers can input building size or pavement length to see how much PLC can reduce a project’s overall carbon footprint.

“PLC is another example of the cement industry evolving over the years, continuing to innovate and sustainably producing the high-quality cement that is needed to help keep America’s infrastructure strong and resilient,” says Mike Ireland, PCA president and CEO. “This initiative will help educate engineers and other specifiers on how PLC can easily be incorporated into numerous projects.”

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