Henriëtte Dikmans, Technical Director at Cugla, was appointed as President of the European Federation of Concrete Admixtures Assocations (EFCA).
“As an innovative company we want to keep up to date with all new developments on both a technical level, as well as standards and regulations”
During the General Assembly in Oslo, Henriëtte Dikmans was appointed as President of EFCA, the European Federation of Concrete Admixtures for mortar and concrete. She has been active for EFCA since 1995; in recent years she was also responsible for the Environment Commission.
Cugla is closely involved
EFCA was established 30 years ago. Cugla is closely involved at EFCA via the Dutch trade association VHB. In the meanwhile, all renowned manufacturers are involved at EFCA via their national trade organisations.
“As an innovative company we want to keep up to date with all new developments on both a technical level, as well as standards and regulations.”
The purpose of EFCA
The purpose of EFCA is to enhance the proper use of admixtures to optimise the quality and processability of concrete. In recent years durability has also started to play an important role. In addition, EFCA is active in bringing about good standardisation and regulations in Europe.
An active role for Cugla
Cugla plays a very active role within EFCA. Not only because the company thinks it should pay a contribution, but also because, as an innovative company, it wants to keep up to date with all new developments in the field of technical matters, standards and regulations. A major benefit for making these efforts, is that Cugla is in a very good position to advise clients in this field.
Environmental Product Declarations
A good example of the EFCA activities is the recently started project “Environmental Product Declarations”, a method for drawing up standardised environment performance statements. This enables concrete manufacturers to gain a good insight into the carbon emission footprint and other environmental aspects of the admixtures that they use.