Paraguay’s National Cement Industry (INC) resumed clinker production, last Sunday. The kiln, located in the state factory Vallemí was paralysed for a week because of an overheating of the kiln shell.
Until yesterday afternoon, the kiln had not yet reached the capacity of 2000tpd, but had reached 1800tpd. This was reported to our newspaper by plant technician Jose Benitez. He explained that the temperature of the shell was in normal condition "so far." But he warned that the operation of the kiln is not assured, since no maintenance was performed accordingly.
Cement demand in the market is currently between 70,000 and 80,000 bags per day, which means that according to the average delivery of the INC in recent days, the state is taking less than 50 per cent of domestic consumption.