Boral Material Technologies actively pursues the advancement of coal combustions products (CCPs) through research and development and practical innovation. BMT's technology and marketing departments coupled with a state-of- the-art laboratory provide a platform that ensures that BMT maintains its position at the forefront of CCP development. Staffed with a multi-disciplinary collection of advanced - degreed engineers, chemists, and material scientists, BMT's technical departments are appropriately trained and experienced to conduct both long-term, mechanistic R&D projects as well as to provide effective solutions for everyday real-world problems in real time.
Technological developments have lead to the filing of six patents by BMT over the last four years in areas ranging from concrete mix designs, to functional fillers in polymeric systems, to a means for beneficiating fly ash with respect to air entrainment in concrete. Most importantly many of these technologies have been translated into real commercial activities.
BMT's technical staff contributes to the utilization of CCPs in a broad sense by filling leadership roles in industry associations and technical specifying agencies such as the American Coal Ash Association, the American Concrete Institute and the American Society of Testing and Materials.
Recent developmental activities including both fundamental and practical applications including: