Articles published in International Cement Review Magazine


Market Reports - 17 September 2019

Turbulent times for Africa?

For the cement sector, turmoil has probably come to a head in many parts of Africa. Cement demand has slowed or fallen back into the red in many African countries, while overcapacity and low utilisation rates are characteristic of many markets. However, much of this turmoil is self-inflicted. Tony Hadley provides an uncompromising assessment of the industry on the continent and examines the ro...

Event Reports - 05 August 2019

Cemtech travels to Thailand

Over 200 delegates converged on the Avani+ Riverside hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, to participate in this year’s Cemtech Asia conference and exhibition. At a time when global regulations on emission...

Market Reports - 27 August 2019

DR’s roadmap to the future

Supported by sustained economic development, the construction sector of the Dominican Republic has provided a solid base for growth for the country’s cement industry. With an 8Mta production capac...

Corporate Analysis - 15 July 2019

HeidelbergCement: strong builder of carbon neutrality

HeidelbergCement recently announced its intent to become a carbon-neutral cement producer by 2050. To achieve this ambitious objective, the company has not only developed its Vision 2050 programme...

Tech Forum - 19 August 2019

New supplementary cementitious materials

The search for new supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) is ongoing. A recent review of existing SCMs and the potential for new ones caught the eye of Arthur Harrisson and provided further p...

Manufacturing Technology - 12 August 2019

Efficient grinding meets reduced CO2 emissions

While cement plants have made sound progress in terms of reducing CO 2 emissions from fuel consumption, progress relating to such emissions from electricity consumption has been slower. VDZ looks...

Case Studies - 03 September 2019

Safety leadership – all aboard

When USA-based Thomas Concrete appointed a new president and CEO, the company gained an ambitious safety programme. With the support of DEKRA Organisational Safety and Reliability (OSR) the concre...

Environment - 08 July 2019

Decarbonisation quick wins

Different world regions present different challenges to the cement industry. While in the fast-growing economies of Asia and Africa building capacity and security of supply are key, cement plant o...

Interviews - 28 August 2019

Votorantim: solid but flexible

Brazil’s largest cement producer and a key international player, Votorantim Cimentos embraces the concept of being a solid company that is responsive to change. New global CEO Marcelo Castelli spe...