Fly Ash Based Geopolymer Concrete Strength Tests

Portland Cement and Fly Ash There’s no way around it. Producing ordinary Portland cement uses lots of energy and releases an exorbitant amount of carbon dioxide. As the industry moves toward measures that would be less harmful to the environment, Portland cement has continued to dominate. Certainly, Portland cement is a great binder, but in … Continue reading Fly Ash Based Geopolymer Concrete Strength Tests

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Waste to Watch: Slag as an Aggregate

If you’ve been following our latest posts, then you know there is a growing interest in using various forms of waste in aggregate – learn more about seashells as an aggregate. Some of the latest research published in Chemical Industry & Chemical Engineering Quarterly puts steel-making slag to the test using a factorial design approach. … Continue reading Waste to Watch: Slag as an Aggregate

Batch Plant Mixer Spotlight: Rapid Twin Shaft Mixer

If your ready-mix and/or precast designs do not require precision and performance, you might as well look elsewhere for a mixer. At Standley Batch, we produce and distribute only the best equipment available. That’s why, years ago, we became an official distributor for Rapid products. All Rapid products lead in mixing technology and innovation. Thanks … Continue reading Batch Plant Mixer Spotlight: Rapid Twin Shaft Mixer

Choosing the Right Admixture for Ready-Mix Concrete

Ready-mix concrete continues to be one of the strongest and most durable materials available for horizontal surfaces, such as parking lots and driveways.  Further, on-site mixed concrete is difficult to regulate since it isn’t made in controlled conditions, like that of a ready-mix plant. On the other hand, choosing the right admixture for your ready-mix … Continue reading Choosing the Right Admixture for Ready-Mix Concrete

Standley Batch Supports American Jobs

While you’ll find our batch material handling plants all across the world, from Hong Kong to Canada, most of our plants are located in almost every state in the United States. With a large presence in Dallas, Texas; Central Missouri; Atlanta, Georgia; and Orlando, Florida, Standley Batch Systems, Inc. is truly an American company. As … Continue reading Standley Batch Supports American Jobs

Reduce Waste by Choosing Precast

Building with concrete comes with numerous benefits; however, precast and prestressed concrete includes these features: Rapid installation time Usable for complicated or simple projects No need for mixing trucks on-site Ideal for organizations with a set project flow In addition, precast concrete is used for a variety of construction projects, including residential buildings, roads, bridges, … Continue reading Reduce Waste by Choosing Precast

Sound is Getting More Concrete

Concrete is beautiful, and the tech industry is finally starting to notice. Master & Dynamic, a premium audio brand out of New York City, recently unveiled the MA770 wireless speaker made with “hand-finished concrete.” The company is selling the device for a little under two grand, and the device features woven Kevlar, built-in Chromecast Wi-Fi … Continue reading Sound is Getting More Concrete