April 21, 2011 06:07 ET

CERATECH Supplies New Chemical-Resistant Cement for Petrochemical Facilities

CERATECH, Inc. Announces Availability of KEMROCK™, a Next Generation Super High-Performance Cement With Superior Chemical Resistance for Petrochemical, Industrial, and Heavy Commercial Applications; the Durability of Concrete Made With KEMROK™ in Even Highly Corrosive Environments Slashes Maintenance and Repairs, Sharply Reducing Downtime and Total Costs

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwire - Apr 21, 2011) - CERATECH, Inc. has formally announced wide release of KEMROK™, its non-portland construction cement system specially formulated for the harsh chemical environments in petrochemical, industrial, and heavy commercial infrastructures. The KEMROK™ cement system produces concrete with faster set-times, greater durability, far greater corrosion resistance, and a lower installed cost than any other chemical-resistant concrete available. These benefits yield large financial savings in materials, labor, and production downtime. Concrete produced with KEMROK™ cement cures in a fraction of the time of conventional portland cement concrete, streamlining construction timelines, and minimizing facility disruption.

Available as both a bulk cement and as a packaged concrete repair mix, KEMROK™ is a cost-effective and value-added alternative to traditional materials where loss of revenue, downtime of critical assets, and exposure to caustic materials are paramount.

CERATECH's unique new "green cement" is used in all their brands including KEMROK™. It rates higher on sustainability scales, such as the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED rating system, than any other cement in the world. It is made of 95% recycled coal ash and 5% renewable materials in a process that is virtually carbon free, unlike conventional portland cement which generates one ton of CO2 for every ton of cement. According to Jon Hyman, CERATECH's CEO, "There is tremendous interest in the KEMROK™ solution. We are able to offer a more cost effective product with distinct environmental advantages."

CERATECH's industry acceptance and technical advantages were the principle factors that led Alpha Natural Resources to make a strategic investment in the company in March of 2011. Alpha is the third-largest coal producer in the U.S. with sales exceeding 90 million tons/year.

About CERATECH, Inc.:
Founded in 2001 with executive offices in Alexandria, Virginia, and research and development based in Baltimore, Maryland, CERATECH, Inc. has pioneered and commercialized advanced high performing cements using proprietary new chemistry. CERATECH's cement system produces a range of superior concretes fitting every application. More information about CERATECH and their products, including KEMROK™, can be found on the company's website at and

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