Glass-based cement for soil stabilization

Esportec, a French company, has developed a glass-based cement suitable as a stabilizing binder for soil. Waste from glass containers and flat glass is ground, chemically activated and processed into a binder which can be mixed with crushed sand to stabilize soil in park pathways, bicycle lanes, footpaths, game areas, sports grounds and car parks. The new Eco’Stabil® binder can be used to produce reinforced stabilized soil that retains the natural texture and color of sand. Other advantages include the self-repair of micro-cracks; weather resistance; insensitivity to weather and flooding; loadbearing capacity and durability of at least 10 years. In addition to the reinforced stabilization of natural soils, glass-based cements can be used in foundations for road building, mortars, concrete and stabilized sports grounds.

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