Gyvlon® Flowing Screeds can greatly reduce carbon content and increase recycled content Vs sand cement
We at Anhydritec® understand that the products we choose to use in the construction process can have a huge impact on the environment. Our Gyvlon® Screed products:
- are made from 98% recycled material and greatly contribute to sustainability in the supply chain.
- can greatly reduce carbon content and increase recycled content vs sand cement
- are produced using Synthetic Anhydrite which is a by-product of industrial production.
By using this by product its production does not require the high levels of quarrying of energy consumption associated with cement.
Gyvlon Screed and Carbon Reduction
Carbon footprinting has become a more considered part of building design within the built environment. It is important to understand how Gyvlon® Screed products can aid in the reduction of carbon emissions compared to cement based products, reductions are achieved due to two significant production facts:
Firstly, as you will have read in our upper section, Gyvlon® Screed binder is made from an industry by-product 'Synthetic Anhydrite'. Synthetic Anhydrite has a much lower embodied energy than the quarried/mined materials associated with cement production. Secondly, synthetic anhydrite does not require heat to be applied during its processing. Compared with the 'kiln burning' process of cement which can be as high as 1450°C this allows massive carbon savings to be generated.
Whilst the two factors above make a major saving of 262kg CO2/m3, Gyvlon screeds generate further savings by being installed thinner. The thinner Gyvlon® Screed product section reduces the amount of screed material required, especially when you consider that the market leading Thermio+ product can be installed at just 20mm cover to underfloor heating pipes.
Environmental Benefits of Gyvlon Screed in Manufacturing
The Environmental benefits of Gyvlon® Screed can be broken down to material sourcing, manufacturing energy consumption, material delivery and material usage on site. Below you will find the production process and summary of each saving.