The Scientific and Technical Centre for Building (CSTB) has issued a Technical Evaluation of Products and Materials (ETPM) affirming the quality of non-structural concrete made from Anthropocite®, i.e. mineral aggregates produced from the Fossilisation of non-recyclable waste.
Standardization of Anthropocite®
The purpose of the Technical Evaluation of Products and Materials is to determine the intrinsic characteristics of Anthropocite®. The issuing of this evaluation therefore proves that positive results have been obtained, attesting to the possibility of using Anthropocite® aggregates as constituents of non-structural concretes. The producers of this material are therefore authorised to use up to 10% of Anthropocite® as a substitute for traditional aggregates.
A first step towards new uses
This approval, which was granted after a voluntary approach by Néolithe, is a foundation stone for the quality of their Anthropocite® and paves the way for new uses. Currently used by professionals in the non-structural concrete sector – the first step which is essential when developing a structural concrete – Néolithe’s objective is to extend the use of this new material to other types of concrete containing increasingly higher percentages, with the short-term aim of replacing 30% of the traditional aggregate materials.