CARLSTADT, NJ (October 5, 2011) -- Hycrete, Inc., a leader in waterproofing and corrosion protection technologies for concrete, announced that its liquid admixture products have been Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold. Cradle to Cradle Certified program is a rigorous and comprehensive environmental certification system administered by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute that evaluates products and materials for their impact on human health and environmental health and design for future life cycles.
Hycrete, a firm dedicated to solving problems associated with water in concrete and other building materials, develops water-based solutions that inhibit water and chloride migration through concrete, making concrete last longer, reducing the potential for corrosion-related damage, and protecting building interiors. Hycrete's admixtures were one of the first Cradle to Cradle Certified building products, originally certified at the Silver level. Hycrete has worked closely with MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry) to assess all materials for impact to human and environmental health, and evaluate manufacturing processes for use of renewable energy, water stewardship, and social responsibility. As a part of the continuous improvement process required by the certification program, Hycrete has dramatically advanced its products, manufacturing, and operations, and has earned Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold, one of the most stringent sustainability certifications in the world.
The Cradle to Cradle Certified program was developed by MBDC, a global consultancy and certification firm that helps clients create a positive footprint on the planet by implementing the Cradle to Cradle design framework. "Hycrete was an early adopter of the Cradle to Cradle design principles and has become a leader in rigorously implementing a program of continuous improvement. Hycrete is setting the standard for manufacturers with respect to social and environmental responsibility," said MBDC founding principal and TIME magazine 'hero of the planet' William McDonough.
For more information, please visit www.hycrete.com. Cradle to Cradle is a trademark of MBDC, LLC. Cradle to Cradle Certified is a certification mark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.