Holcim has just announced a second series of price increases for 2005, scheduled to take effect in July, or in some cases on the 1st of August, following an earlier round of price increases from Janua
To study the inside of cement structures as they solidify and age, a researcher from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania has turned to time domain reflectrometry. "We use a capacitive sensor where t
HeidelbergCement has agreed to buy a stake in Teutonia Zementwerk and is offering to buy all outstanding shares, HeidelbergCement said on Friday. HeidelbergCement will offer owners of Teutonia’s
The Indian Aditya Birla group aims to ensure 100 percent utilisation of its existing cement capacity before planning further capacity addition. The group’s total installed cement capacity, follo
Firming up of cement prices post-monsoon, usually considered natural, is delayed this time by about a month. A 5-10 per cent growth in cement prices is expected in the next two months. Associated Ceme
The Government has offered incentives such as soft credits for projects specialising in clinker production in remote mountainous communities. The offers were recently announced by the Government Offic
Ras al-Khaimah cement manufacturer Union Cement signed on December 12, 2004 an agreement, worth over 500 mln UAE dirhams ($136.1m), with China National Building Materials Equipment Corporation (CBMEC)
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dzung has officially required the State-run Vietnam Cement Corporation to turn into a holding company, and compile a roadmap to privatize its affiliated companies to s
Malaysia’s YTL Cement expects its net profit to double this fiscal year after it raised its stake in Perak Hanjoong Simen Sdn Bhd to 64.8% from 32.1%, YTL’s managing director said.
The antitrust body fined certain companies operating in cement and ready-mixed concrete sectors, as a result of the investigation opened on the grounds that the companies acted jointly in determining
The East Java council is asking the government to retain its 51 per cent ownership in cement producer PT Semen Gresik in what is seen as a gesture of support for the anti-privatization protest by the
Argentina’s domestic cement sales, including imports, rose to 573,706t, up 3.4 per cent month-on-month in November 2004, and 23.2 per cent YoY, the national association of Portland cement produc
Egypt’s ASEC Cement Co, part of the Egyptian-Swiss industrial group Arab Swiss Engineering Company (ASEC), reported a net profit of 1.79 mln Egyptian pounds (US$288,000) for the first nine month
Bacnotan Consolidated Industries Inc said its board of directors has approved the purchase of additional shares in majority-owned unit Atlas Cement Corp.
Egypt’s General Authority for Investment & Free Zones (GAFI) has reportedly approved the setting up of a new cement company in the New Valley governorate, southwestern Egypt.
Between January and October Bolivia’s cement output went up 12.73% compared to the same months last year