Akcansa ASTM C595 Type IL Portland-Limestone Cement
EPD document prepared for ASTM C595 Type IL Portland-Limestone Cement with registration number S-P-04790 has been registered and published in EPD Turkey and The International EPD System. Registered EPD document applies to all global markets.
The product investigated in this EPD is not yet on the market. It is the sibling product of the ASTM C150 Type I-II cement manufactured by the same manufacturer, AKÇANSA, and registered on the International EPD® System. The registration code of the sibling product is S-P-04789. The whole production process for both products are the same and only the composition of materials and energy requirements change. A hydraulic cement consisting of two or more inorganic constituents (at least one of which is not Portland cement or Portland cement clinker) which separately or in combination contribute to the strength gaining properties of the cement, (made with or without other constituents, processing additions and functional additions, by intergrading or other blending). As per ASTM C595, Portland-limestone cement (Type IL) shall be a hydraulic cement in which the limestone content is more than 5% but less than or equal to 15% by mass of the blended cement. The investigated product is manufactured at AKÇANSA’s Çanakkale Plant. According to the manufacturer, ASTM C595 Type IL Portland-limestone cement has lower clinker and higher gypsum and limestone content compared to ASTM C150 Type I-II cement as reflected in the below composition. Additionally, the energy requirements during the production are 1.1 times higher than its sibling product. Based on these changes, the environmental impacts for A1 (Raw Material Supply) and A3 (Manufacturing) stages has been calculated. Since the product is not yet on the market, all transport related impacts are out of the scope of this EPD.
Akçansa, a joint venture of Sabancı Holding and HeidelbergCement, is the largest cement producer of Turkey, and is the leader company of its industry. Akçansa was founded in 1996 as a result of the merger of Akçimento (founded in 1967) and Çanakkale Çimento (founded in 1974). Operating in the Marmara, Aegean, and Black Sea regions, Akçansa produces cement and clinker in its three factories located in Istanbul-Büyükçekmece, Çanakkale, and Samsun-Ladik. Company also has total seven cement terminals located in Istanbul-Ambarlı, İzmir Aliağa, Yalova, Yarımca, Hopa, Derince, and Marmara Ereğlisi. Akçansa merged with its subsidiary Betonsa in 1998 and as a result of this merger, the company started providing service with its “Betonsa” brand and produces concrete at approximately 30 plants in the Marmara, Aegean, and Black Sea regions. The company merged with another subsidiary, Agregasa Agrega, in 2002 and produces aggregate under the brand of “Agregasa” at 4 plants. Akçansa aims to be “the highest quality in production and service” to meet the demands of both its domestic and international customers and to compete beyond the price. Akçansa, the leader of the Turkish cement industry, meets 10 % of Turkey’s cement need as well as 16 % of Turkey’s total cement and clinker export with its products complying to the global quality standards, its eco-friendly identity awarded by the Istanbul Chamber of Industry, its outstanding service understanding, and its plants equipped with high technology.