In mid-2003, Cognoscible Technologies SA received – along with Ulmen S.A- the challenge of developing a product that would replace the contaminating effects of the microsilica; That would have the same results, or even improve them, besides being a reasonable price that merited its use.
The objective: a silica that allowed to comply with environmental regulations: ISO-14001. Using both physics and chemistry tools and recent advances in nanotechnology, both companies were able to meet that challenge. Some of the striking applications of nanotechnology in the field of materials are, for example, the development of a paint with self-cleaning properties and Antigrafiti protection.
There are also nanometric thickness coatings that protect corrosion reinforcing steel, or ceramic bathroom furniture (WC) that has a completely smooth surface at nanometer scale, which means that it stays clean and shiny every time you press The lever of the water tank, without the need for subsequent cleaning by the user.
In high strength concretes (H-70), Gaia has 88% more performance than microsilica, additional cement and superplasticizers (on average, 9.43 kg of Gaia Nanosilice versus 73 kg of all the above together). In addition, its cost per use is cheaper than resorting to any combination of the above.