Terra Bella Minerals, California announces a new product line: MetaCrete ®. Determined to sustainably innovate, TBM announces the launch of a new product line of micronized ground alumino- silicates for the American Pacific Rim. Engineered at the Terra Bella development lab, it not only promises a valuable offer to ordinary Portland cement customers using fly ash in their mix, but also a significant potential for reduction of Carbon Dioxide air emissions in the most widely contributing segments within California’s manufacturing industries.
The product portfolio for MetaCrete ® boasts white cement properties and a clean, alternative energy low cost method to beneficiate naturally occurring California foothill clays into indispensable green products for market segments such as concrete supplemental cementitious materials (SCM’s), plastics (PVC,), adhesives and sealants (Water Glass), rubber, thermoplastics and inorganic geopolymers.
MetaCrete ® manufacturing methods are derived from scaling up demonstration powder in the cosmetics market to a range of medium particle size mineral powders from 2 to 6 microns to meet the various needs of targeted customers. In conjunction with its industrial joint venture partner Rezcast ®, Fresno, California, a December 2017 submittal through the National Science Foundation is anticipated to raise further development funding for a product line of nano sized functional alumino-silicate powders for water based inorganic alternatives to conventional epoxy, urethane and polyester resins.
Since 2000 Rio Blanco Development has been actively prospecting the California eastern Sierra-Nevada foothills in search of amenable and readily available deposits of specific natural mineral soft rock clay and sand resources capable of being alloyed into new synthetic inorganic polymer composites. Two specific sites have been identified with sufficient quantity and quality of mineral resources to support anticipated demand for at least the next 50 years.