Sika Corporation Announces Sika® EPD NOW To Bring Instant On Demand EPDs To Customers

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Sika is first to combine performance and environmental mix design with instant verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPD)

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Sika admixtures help our customers design better mixes and we now offer the industry’s first effective technology to instantly verify improved environmental performance. For example, Sika’s Rapid line of hardening accelerators allow customers to utilize a greater percentage of SCMs and improve speed

Sika Corporation, the premier supplier of innovative high-performance concrete admixtures is proud to announce Sika® EPD NOW. Sika admixtures already help customers design smarter, greener concrete mixes. With Sika® EPD NOW, customers can instantly measure the environmental improvements of a new mix design and immediately generate a fully verified EPD in response to LEED v4.0 project requirements.

Unlike competitive offerings that take months to create a single EPD, Sika customers that utilize install Sika® EPD NOW can create an EPD for a new mix design in a minute or less. The system enables concrete producers to generate a fully verified mix specific EPD from a web browser, smartphone or from Command QC that can be immediately submitted with a project bid or submittal.

“Sika admixtures help our customers design better mixes and we now offer the industry’s first effective technology to instantly verify improved environmental performance. For example, Sika’s Rapid line of hardening accelerators allow customers to utilize a greater percentage of SCMs and improve speed of construction by increasing early age strength gain so that forms can be turned quicker and structure elements can support construction loads sooner. Sika® EPD NOW will instantly verify the dramatically reduced carbon footprint of such mix designs” said Jeremy Chilton, PE, SE, Vice President of Marketing, Sika Corporation.

“Sika Corporation is first in the industry to recognize the need for science based tools that can instantly measure environmental performance thus making environmental impact another design element like slump or compressive strength. Sika® EPD NOW positions Sika and its customers to lead the fast growing green construction market.” Said Chris Erickson, CEO of Climate Earth. “We are delighted to partner with Sika®, clearly they are the innovation leader in the specialty chemical and industrial materials industry.”

Sika Corporation Profile
Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing and protecting in the building sector and automotive industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 100 countries around the world and manufactures in over 200 factories. Its more than 18,000 employees generated annual sales of CHF 6.25 billion in 2017.

Climate Earth Profile
Climate Earth (http://www.climateearth.com), based in Berkeley, California, is a leading provider of integrated systems, data and services for managing the sustainable enterprise. Web-based applications include sustainable supply chain management, Instant On-demand environmental product declarations (EPDs), and natural capital management. The company has expertise in enterprise systems, “big” data, and life cycle analysis. Tailored solutions combine environmental impact data with business systems to provide rich analytics in business context. Climate Earth is the first in the industry to offer advanced cloud based software technology that enables concrete companies to design new low carbon sustainable mix designs and in seconds generate a fully verified mix specific EPD.

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