The company’s founders identified a need for a sustainable alternative to Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) – the manufacture of which accounts for over 5% of total global CO₂ emissions.
Much of the industry’s CO₂ reduction efforts have been focused either on incremental efficiencies to traditional cement manufacture practices such as advances in kilning, the use of alternative fuels or in the development of unreliable geopolymer technology.
Descrete sort a practical solution to the reduction of CO₂ by working with existing raw feeds, supply lines and infrastructure already in use and accepted by the industry.
Extensive research by Descrete uncovered the discovery of a unique chemical reaction with recycled mineral by-products (eg. fly ash, slag). This discovery led to a proprietary additive being developed which enables larger portions of these minerals by-products to be used in place of OPC in cement blends than is currently the case.
After 10yrs Research and Development and rigorous NATA approved laboratory testing,
Descrete designed cement blends have been in commercial use for over 15yrs in applications including premix, precast, masonry, mortar/render and unfired bricks.
Descrete has developed award winning internationally recognized concrete including the feature wall for Wollongong University’s winning Illawarra Flame entrant in the 2013 global Solar Decathlon competition – judged and co-sponsored by the US Department of Energy and the Chinese National Energy Administration.
Descrete has an ongoing Research and Development program focused on the innovation of superior sustainable building products offering simple transition to existing industry practice. And which are advantaged by global circular economy mandates, carbon credit schemes, government incentives and green bond investment.