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Pozzotive® Overview


Pozzotive® is a high performance postconsumer pozzolan and functional industrial filler, which is made from 100% recycled postconsumer glass. Basically, glass is taken from any type of postconsumer source, such as bottle redemption and curbside pickup, and put through a patented process, removing all organics, and reducing the glass to a powder like substance. Once down to a small enough size, Pozzotive® can be used in a multitude of products, such as: concrete products, paints, coatings, adhesives, polymers, elastomers and many others.

Scientifically speaking, Pozzotive® is an extremely fine amorphous silicate powder. Additionally, Pozzotive® is chemically inert and contains no crystalline silica. The type of end use for Pozzotive® will determine the particle size/gradation of Pozzotive® used. Please see the chart below for Pozzotive®’s chemical composition.

Pozzotive Chemical Composition

This truly amazing product was created 10 years ago by Empire Resource Recovery, LLC. with the hopes of making seemingly conventional products truly sustainable. This hope has become a reality. Products that utilize Pozzotive® reduce CO2 emissions, reduce the need for virgin mined materials, and save valuable landfill space.

Environmental Benefit Chart


Pozzotive® not only has tremendous environmental benefits, but it also affords the opportunity for once conventional products to become effective tools in sustainable construction. This means that Products containing Pozzotive® can be instrumental in achieving valuable LEED points.

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In many ways, the name Pozzotive® is very fitting for this revolutionary product because it does so much REAL good. Pozzotive® is really positive!

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Pozzotive® Supplementary Cementitious Material (SCM)


When Pozzotive® is used as a white SCM, it can be used to replace a percentage of the white or grey portland cement in a concrete design mix. Furthermore, Pozzotive® can be used as an additive to existing concrete and mortar mixes for increased strengths. Basically, this means that any product made from cement can integrate postconsumer content into its design matrix. Some products that Pozzotive® can benefit include: concrete block, pre-stressed concrete plank, precast concrete, ready mix, pavers, countertops, etc.

Scientifically speaking, Pozzotive® is an amorphous silicate. For application as an SCM, Pozzotive® 15 is used. This indicates that the mean particle size is 15 micron. Additionally, Pozzotive® is consistent in chemical composition and color, and contains no contaminants that are harmful to concrete quality, such as carbon and other mineral discolorants. Pozzotive® is nontoxic, and contains no crystalline silica or heavy metals.

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Pozzotive® meets and exceeds all of the ASTM requirements for each end use.

Benefits of using Pozzotive®

Concrete made with Pozzotive®:

  • Is more environmentally conscience
  • Contributes more heavily to sustainable construction
  • Is stronger, denser, and durable, with lower permeability and diffusivity
  • Normally requires less water and admixtures
  • Has improved flowability, pumpability, and workability

Pozzotive®’s whiteness allows it to be used in colored cementitious products.

Pozzotive® dramatically reduces Alkali Silica Reaction and efflorescence.

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Pozzotive® Supplementary Cementitious Material: Brochure

Pozzotive® Supplementary Cementitious Material: Technical Data Sheet

Pozzotive® Supplementary Cementitious Material: Material Safety Data Sheet

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Pozzotive® Functional Industrial Filler


When used as a functional industrial filler, Pozzotive® is a drop in replacement for many virgin mined minerals. Pozzotive®’s controlled particle size gives this micronized functional filler performance enhancing properties in a wide variety of products. Some types of products that Pozzotive® can benefit include: paints, coating, adhesives, polymers, and elastomers.

Scientifically speaking, Pozzotive® is an amorphous silicate. For application as a functional industrial filler, Pozzotive® 10 or Pozzotive® 4 is used. Pozzotive® 10 has a mean particle size of 10 micron, and Pozzotive® 4 has a mean particle size of 4 micron. Depending on the end use, the appropriate particle size is chosen. Additionally, Pozzotive® is chemically inert, and contains no crystalline silica or heavy metals.

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Benefits of Using Pozzotive®


Paints and Coatings made with Pozzotive®:

  • Are more environmentally conscience
  • Contribute more heavily to sustainable construction
  • Have overall equal or better properties compared to Paints and Coatings made with Feldspar
  • Better stain removal qualities
  • Smoother film with similar sheen
  • An identical color index

Polymers and Elastomers made with Pozzotive®:

  • Are more environmentally conscience
  • Contribute more heavily to sustainable construction
  • Have overall equal or better properties when compared to Polymers and Elastomers made with traditional industrial fillers

Benefits of Pozzotive® in other functional filler applications:

  • Pozzotive® meets and exceeds all ASTM testing requirements for each end use

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Pozzotive® Functional Industrial Filler: Technical Data Sheet

Pozzotive® Functional Industrial Filler: Material Safety Data Sheet

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Urban Mining Northeast (UMNE) is an authorized regional producer of Pozzotive®, a high performance postconsumer pozzolan and functional industrial filler. Pozzotive® is used in a multitude of applications including: concrete products, paints, coatings, adhesives, polymers, elastomers and many others.