CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – October 18th, 2018 – GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (NYSE:GCP), a leading global provider of construction products technologies, is proud to announce the issuance of a patent for increasing the efficiency of cement grinding by using sustainable raw materials. The novel grinding aids and quality improvers allow the use of bio-derived glycerol and reduce the use and the impact of oil-derived chemicals.

This development continues GCP Applied Technologies’ commitment to offer cement producers a complete portfolio of products and services, enabling them to lead in cement quality, cost efficiency and sustainability. The new OPTEVA™ and TAVERO™ cement additives enable cement producers to reduce the energy consumption and the CO2 emissions associated with cement production, with a reduced use, or no use at all, of oil-derived chemicals.

“GCP Applied Technologies is focused on meeting the demands of modern cement plants,” said Dave Myers, vice president R&D and technical support. “We are committed to continuing research and development to improve cement additive products with innovative materials and services. GCP offers cement producers a complete portfolio of solutions that yield more sustainable cement production with enhanced quality and improved cost efficiency.”

European Patent No. EP 1 728 771 B1 has been granted and registered into seventeen European countries. The patent addresses methods for increasing the efficiency of cement and mineral grinding by using sustainable raw materials.

The patent relates to methods for improving the efficiency of grinding materials such as clinker and limestone, using glycerol derived from biofuel production, in combination with various grinding additives. GCP products can help shrink the carbon footprint of cement and concrete. Grinding aids and quality improvers make cement manufacturing more efficient, while concrete admixtures can reduce the amount of cement needed to achieve a given strength specification.

The company continues to expand its comprehensive portfolio of additives for cement production with high-performing quality improvers under the OPTEVA™ brand and innovative grinding aids under the TAVERO™ brand.

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About GCP Applied Technologies

GCP is a leading global provider of construction products technologies that include additives for cement and concrete, the VERIFI® in-transit concrete management system, high-performance waterproofing products, and specialty systems. GCP products have been used to build some of the world’s most renowned structures. More information is available at

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