Our technology can help to mitigate the global sand shortages caused by a skyrocketing demand for building materials and limited environmental supplies. Due to shortages, sand prices are expected to increase by 50% within the next 20 years making developments pricier and supply unstable. Overexploitation of beaches and rivers for construction sand is resulting in the devastation of sensitive ecosystems globally.
Fibrilex enables the production of a drop-in replacement for construction sand, employing desert, dune, frac sands instead for concrete and roadwork applications. Our technology transforms these smooth aggregates into functional construction grade aggregates. Upgraded aggregates also show improvements in the compressive strength, slump, curing rate, workability and even end-use recyclability, in concrete.
TO A GLOBAL ISSUE...
Read more about the global sand supply crisis:
Why the world is running out of Sand by the BBC, November 2019
Time is running out for sand by Nature, July 2019
A global sand shortage could cause damaging effects to our rapidly urbanizing world, January 2019
Is the world running out of sand? by the Guardian, July 2018
Why there is a shortage of sand by the Economist, April 2017
The world is running out of Sand, by Smithsonian Magazine, September 2017
World faces global sand shortage, by NPR, July 2017