International

01 July 2005

Lafarge Romcim installs waste processor

Romanian cement producer Lafarge Romcim has installed a Euro 1.0m waste processor at its plant in Medgidia, southeastern Romania, it was reported on June 29, 2005. The system

01 July 2005

Producers press government to raise prices

Thai cement producers the Commerce Ministry for permission to raise prices yesterday. But the ministry responded by noting that product prices could be adjusted only after it thoroughly screens their

01 July 2005

Cementos Yguazúo seek approval for new mill

Paraguayan cement company Cementos Yguazúill seek approval from the country’s industry and commerce ministry (MIC) for a planned US$17m cement mill, newspaper Útima Hora quoted Concret-Mix presi

30 June 2005

TPI to auction cement unit stake

Thai Petrochemical Industry (TPI) will sell its 30 per cent stake in cement maker TPI Polene PCL in an electronic auction on Aug. 9, TPI’s debt administrator said on Thursday. Interested bidder

30 June 2005

Morocco Asment Temara boosts production capacity

Moroccan cement maker Asment Temara, a subsidiary of Portuguese sector group Cimpor, has recently completed one of the stages of a project to increase production capacity ahead

30 June 2005

Asia Cement invests in new Hubei plant

The Asia Cement Co., the second largest cement producer in Taiwan, has invested US$200m in its second plant in Wuhan Yangluo Economic Technical Development Zone, named Hubei Yadong Cement Co. The ne

30 June 2005

ACC buoyant about eastern region

Associated Cement Companies (ACC) is looking at acquisitions to expand its presence in the eastern region with the entry of Holcim as promoter-shareholder. It will work closely with

30 June 2005

Siam City Cement sees good sales growth

Siam City Cement PCL (SCCC), Thailand’s second largest cement maker, said on Wednesday it expects sales to grow more than 10 per cent this year due to strong domestic demand. Domestic cement co

29 June 2005

Quarry Supply Companies Under Threat

The British Aggregates Association is calling for the five multi-national mineral companies who now control almost 80 per cent of the quarrying industry to review their policy on buying in plant, equi

29 June 2005

Construction sector up in May

Argentina’s construction sector grew 8.9 per cent in May compared to the same month last year, according to a report by national statistics institute Indec. With the growth in May, the sector is

29 June 2005

Moroccan cement sector shows continued growth

According to local reports, Morocco’s cement sector had witnessed an average 5.95 per cent growth last year compared with the previous year, supported by major housing and road projects in the K

29 June 2005

Cauldon Works opts for plastic

Lafarge Cement UK’s Cauldon Works is making preparations for the launch of the company’s latest innovation - the first mainstream cement to be packed in plastic. Lafarge has adopted new t

29 June 2005

Dalmia cement expansion objections

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday admitted a batch of public interest litigations moved against expansion of the Dalmia Cement factory and establishment of a captive thermal power

29 June 2005

Camargo Correa completes acquisition of Loma Negra

Loma Negra and Camargo Correa have informed the Argentine government that both companies completed all the stages of the negotiation process for the transfer of the Argentine cement manufacturing comp

29 June 2005

NAFTA re-opens the debate

The NAFTA Panel reviewing the ITC’s 2000 Sunset Review Decision today remanded the case to the ITC ordering the ITC to re-evaluate its decision under the correct legal standards, and with furthe

28 June 2005

Dalmia Cement factory officials get bail

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has granted bail to the four officials arrested in connection with the collapse of the ’belt conveyor gallery’ at Dalmia Cement factory at Dalm