Lafarge launches sustainable Phoenix cement nationwide, UK

Lafarge launches sustainable Phoenix cement nationwide, UK
Published: 08 October 2008

Lafarge has announced plans to establish its ’sustainable’ Phoenix cement as a nationwide brand, as it added three additional production sites across the country, reports Contract Journal.

Phoenix Portland Fly Ash cement, which Lafarge claims has a lower embodied CO2 value than other Portland cements, has been available for several years for three plants at Westbury, Northfleet and Hope.

But the company said that the additional three sites at Theale, Seaham and Abertham mean that it will be available to customers across the UK for the first time in December 2008.

Lafarge Cement UK head of marketing Javed Sethi commented: "We have long championed the case for more sustainable building materials – and want to make it as easy as possible for our customers to select products which meet their own environmental targets.