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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint With PLC

The durable, resilient concrete you depend on can now reduce your carbon footprint by up to 10%.

Easy. Proven. Readily available.
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Why

Why PLC

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Durable.
Resilient.
A lower carbon footprint.

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Portland-limestone cement is engineered with a higher limestone content. PLC (Type IL) gives specifiers, architects, engineers, producers, and designers a greener way to execute any structure, paving, or geotech project, with virtually no modifications to mix design or placing procedures. All while maintaining the resilience and sustainability you’ve come to expect from portland cement concrete.

 

*PLC can reduce your carbon footprint by up to 10%.

Get All the Facts
About Portland-Limestone Cement

Tested & Proven

Decades of research, testing, and use by cement manufacturers, ready mix producers, and builders prove PLC performs as well as portland cement.

1:1 Replacement

You already know how to work with PLC. Start with the same amount of PLC to replace portland cement at a 1:1 ratio, and then test the mix to confirm fresh and hardened properties. 

Applications & Uses

Structures. Bridges. Paving. Geotech. Anywhere you use ordinary portland cement, you can use PLC.

Worldwide Acceptance

US, Canadian, and European standards define and support PLC's global usage.

Click here for guidance on adding PLC (Type IL) specifications to your project.

CO2 Calculator

See how much CO2 you can save using PLC (Type IL).
Enter your building size or pav
ement length to see how much you can reduce your carbon footprint.

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To view the assumptions made on these calculations, see our advanced calculator.

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1.8+ million metric tons of
carbon avoided in 2022

casestudies

Resources

Case Studies

Example Projects

Discover evidence of PLC being used in real world applications successfully across the U.S.

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Videos

Take some time to learn the details about PLC before specifying your next project.

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PLC Availability

Search the map to find sources of PLC near your area. Contact information available.

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faqs

FAQs

Check out a few of the most frequently asked questions here or submit a question to the experts.

Q: What is the difference between PLC and traditional portland cement?

Q: Is PLC specified as a Type IL or a Type GUL?

Q: Is the handling and placing of PLC concrete different from “regular” concrete?

If you have further questions, contact your local sales rep or check out our Partners.

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