Coconut water and coconut oil are taking the world by storm. Health nuts claim coconut oil offers a variety of benefits over other oils. And coconut water is a good way to add potassium to any diet. Or maybe you’ve heard of coco-biodiesel? No, it’s not a chocolatey cereal. Coco-biodiesel creators assert the fuel … Continue reading Can Coconut Be Used as an Aggregate?
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
The public often believes concrete is simple. It’s water and gravel – adjust as needed. This information comes from weekend projects in the backyard, mixing a store-bought bag of aggregate in an unbalanced wheelbarrow. Water is an afterthought, crawling through a sunbaked hose until it's added to the mixture. While this gets the job done … Continue reading There Seems to be a Misunderstanding
Add the Standley Multi-Flow Color System to your batching plant for fast and accurate color dispensing. With the flexibility to use either powdered or granular pigments, our system allows you to switch between the two with zero modifications or downtime. From blocks and pavers to precast panels and bagged mixes, the Multi-Flow Color System will … Continue reading Precast’s Top Secret: The Standley Multi-Flow Color System
There’s a lot of buzz around our region as our neighbors at Southeast Missouri State University gear up for the solar eclipse happening next week. Cape Girardeau will be in complete darkness at an unusual time: 20 minutes after 1 in the afternoon. Or when the moon will completely block out the sun. Even if … Continue reading It Came From Outer Space: Lunar Concrete
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
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