Elemix concrete additive consists of innovative polymeric spheres specially formulated for use in concrete. Distributed uniformly, it provides lighter weight, improves energy efficiency by decreasing thermal conductivity, and enhances durability in structural and nonstructural applications. Syntheon Inc. 412-490-4789.

The 2009 Most Innovative Products (MIP) contest, held in concert with World of Concrete, showcases innovation in the concrete and masonry construction industry. A total of 100 entries in 14 categories were submitted. Each entry was reviewed for their unique attributes and contributions to the concrete industry by the readers of Concrete Construction, Concrete & Masonry Construction Products, Masonry Construction, and The Concrete Producer; World of Concrete attendees; and a panel of industry experts.

Combining the results from text messaging and online ballots as well as expert feedback, this is one of the 2009 MIP winners relevant to Concrete Construction.