Articles published in International Cement Review Magazine


Market Reports - 21 August 2017

Cemex leads the Caribbean

With varying levels of economic growth across the region and reliant on overseas investment and trade with the UK and USA, these are uncertain times for the Caribbean. As a new player emerges in the regional cement market and prices fall, existing producers such as Cemex and Argos are strengthening their hand.  The Dominican Republic is the hub of Caribbean cement production with over 7...

Event Reports - 03 July 2017

Calgary welcomes the IEEE-IAS/PCA

The IEEE-IAS/PCA 59th Cement Industry Technical Conference and Exhibition, held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on 21-25 May 2017 attracted 833 delegates from 27 countries and was supported by an int...

Market Reports - 18 July 2017

After the perfect storm

Sluggish cement demand and oversupply have led to slow sales and low prices in South Africa. The cement sector’s low profit margins have not deterred new entrants with state-of-the-art plants prov...

Corporate Analysis - 09 August 2017

Cementos Lemona’s centennial

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Cementos Lemona, a company that has evolved from its humble beginnings as an independent producer in a small town in the Basque Country, northern Spain, to...

Tech Forum - 10 July 2017

The blending menu

Blended cement is the focus of this month’s Technical Forum, namely the complexities of understanding its classification and labelling under the European EN 197 system. The moderator also takes a ...

Manufacturing Technology - 07 August 2017

Establishing a Latin fan base

Latin America is a key market for the Boldrocchi Group. Recent projects include the supply of a range of fans for the Cementos Fortaleza plant in Tula, Mexico, and for the Oruro plant of Empresa P...

Case Studies - 02 August 2017

Curbing downtime

As part of the cooler conversion at its Ste Genevieve cement plant, USA, LafargeHolcim opted for a modular precast cooler curb system to help reduce downtime during the project. This enabled the c...

Environment - 21 June 2017

Cooling down refrigerants...in the kiln

The safe disposal of hydrofluorocarbons, present in end-of-service refrigerants, is key in helping to prevent excessive levels of global warming in the future. Cement kilns provide one way of deal...

Interviews - 12 July 2017

Modernising Slurry

PPC is currently undertaking a major capital investment and modernisation effort at its Slurry cement works in South Africa to create an energy-efficient production facility. Group CEO, Darryll Ca...