Betolar launches Geoprime cement-free product in India

Finnish materials technology company Betolar is launching its Geoprime cement-free alternative to concrete in the Indian market.
Concrete Plants, Equipment & Applications / October 24, 2023
By Liam McLoughlin
Betolar says its Geoprime product with India's committment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2070
Betolar says its Geoprime product with India's committment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2070

"Adoption of Geoprime will help Indian concrete manufacturers to transition to a more sustainable and higher performing product thus helping them decarbonise their businesses faster,” says Abhishek Bhattacharya, MD of Betolar India.

In its first year in the Indian market, Betolar says it has built strategic tie-ups in the West and South of India to produce low-carbon, cement-free precast concrete products for the construction industry. Betolar has focused on precast concrete products (paving blocks, kerb stones, wall panels and concrete Hume pipes), and conducted a series of successful pilot programs in cooperation with its partners.

The company adds that its Geoprime solution has helped precast manufacturers to successfully transition and diversify their offerings to low-carbon products that meet all criteria of the Indian standards. Betolar is the only company in India that provides its customers with a fully integrated end-to-end solution: designing recipes, dosing of Geoprime and technical support post-production to produce cement-free concrete products.

Vyara Tiles, one of the largest paving product manufacturers in India, is the first company in the country to adopt Betolar’s liquid chemical dosing system and is rapidly expanding its use of Geoprime.

“Cement is one of the largest contributors to CO2 emissions," says Mehul Jain, owner of Vyara Tiles. "We were always trying to find a solution to this. When we came across Betolar and their Geoprime solution, we got excited about the thought of totally eliminating cement from production without having any loss in the quality of the product. We did extensive trials and testing at our factories. We were delighted with all the test results and the validation process. Finally, we decided to incorporate Geoprime into our process."

Geoprime is now available to end customers in India, with the aim of offering eco-conscious architects, developers, and constructors pavers that substantially reduce the carbon footprint of construction projects along with meeting the industry's high-quality standards.

Betolar is actively planning expansion in the Indian market, with a strong focus on research and development to explore additional applications for Geoprime in construction and mining segments.

“Interest towards our solution is growing fast in India and we have successfully demonstrated that the twin goal of sustainability and performance can be achieved remarkably faster with Betolar’s Geoprime solution,” says Bhattacharya.

Betolar says the usage of Geoprime aligns with India's commitment to combat climate change and achieve its sustainability goals. India has pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions relative to its GDP by 2030 to 45% of its 2005 level and to achieve net-zero emissions by 2070.

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