In addition to research projects funded from public funds, VDZ Technology gGmbH also carries out research projects on behalf of the private sector. Research fields include concrete technology, chemistry and mineralogy, cement production and industry-specific issues in the field of environmental protection, knowledge transfer and digitisation. Topics addressed include resource, material and energy efficiency, decarbonisation, sustainable construction and product quality.
VDZ Technology gGmbH is dedicated to the promotion of science and technology as well as research and development in the field of manufacture and use of hydraulic binders. VDZ Technology gGmbH builds on more than 140 years of research tradition, collecting and developing new knowledge, e.g. to ensure the performance of cement and concrete, especially with regard to durability, the use of alternative ingredients for the production of cement and concrete, and the reduction of CO2 emissions. Other research topics include the ecological assessment of cement-bound building materials and digital process support.