In the presence of moisture and Portland Cement, JUNO XP™ chemically reacts with calcium hydroxide to form compounds having cementitious properties. Until now, the development of a consistent, high performing alternative supplemental cementitious material (ASCM) was met with mixed results. Surface Tech has succeeded in developing a product that increases the strength-bearing microstructure of concrete. JUNO XP™ raises the bar.
JUNO XP™ combines pozzolanic and mineral components in an innovative dry additive that improves the efficiency of Portland cement in soil cements. JUNO XP™ densifies the hydrated matrix, producing soil cement that has a higher strength per pound of cementitious material. This unique mineral composition ensures higher unconfined compressive strengths, leading to soil cements with expanded performance characteristics at a lower cost to produce.
As JUNO XP™ is mixed into soil cements, it consumes calcium hydroxide to produce more calcium-silicate-hydrate (C-S-H), which densifies the soil cement matrix and increases the strength. Fibril-like mineral structures within JUNO XP™ also increase the toughness of the hydrated cementitious matrix.
Several important breakthroughs have been achieved with JUNO XP™. For one, soil cements with JUNO XP™ achieve the required performance at a much lower cost, a major benefit for government budgets strained by cutbacks due to COVID-19. In essence, JUNO XP™ provides more strength and a longer life service life for a much lower cost.
JUNO XP™ also provides key environmental benefits. Since traditional cement production accounts for 88% of the emissions associated with the average concrete mix, JUNO XP™ provides a way to offset this pollution as well as a means to achieve LEED credits and an improved carbon footprint for projects. Reduction of cement in mix designs can help contribute to earning LEED credits.
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