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Case Studies - 20 February 2019

Arabian Cement’s 20 by 2020

To diversify its fuel use and ensure stable plant operation, Arabian Cement Co introduced alternative fuels (AFs) on Line 2 at its plant in Suez, Egypt. Following its initial success, the company decided to lift its thermal substitution rate (TSR) by installing a hotdisc AF system on Line 1 as it aims to raise its TSR to 20 per cent by 2020. By Saeed Abou Hussein, Arabian Cement Co, Egypt. ...

Event Reports - 14 January 2019

Indian cement industry commits to a low-carbon future

A summit for the Indian cement industry, “Concreatech 2018 – Sustain to Gain”, was held at the ITC Maurya, New Delhi, on 29 November 2018. Organised by the Cement Manufacturers’ Association (CMA),...

Market Reports - 18 February 2019

GCC demand to edge up?

The last few years have been challenging for the cement industry in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. However, as GCC governments move towards expansionary budgets and the implementati...

Corporate Analysis - 04 February 2019

AI boost to core assets

Artificial intelligence (AI) can boost the performance of cement companies’ heavy assets, such as cement mills and kilns, and increase the profit per hour. McKinsey highlights how these improvemen...

Tech Forum - 30 January 2019

Evaluating an EPC project

In this month’s Technical Forum, Dr Michael Clark looks at the essential factors that cement producers must take into account when choosing the right contractor for a potential EPC project. ...

Manufacturing Technology - 06 February 2019

Aluminium and iron in clinker

Aluminium and iron are two of the key components in Portland cement clinker. Varying their presence in clinker can have significant effects on the final clinker. Arthur Harrisson looks at some of ...

Case Studies - 12 February 2019

Improving fuel security

Germany-based Gebr Pfeiffer has successfully completed an EPC turnkey project to build a complete solution for fuel conversion and coal/petcoke grinding in the existing plant of Building Materials...

Environment - 12 February 2019

The benefits of paper

A comparative study by the Swedish research institute RISE on behalf of the European Paper Sack Research Group (ESG) has found that the carbon footprint of paper cement sacks is 2.5 times lower th...

Interviews - 21 January 2019

Building for a boom

As ICR looks at the Bangladeshi cement market, it speaks with Masud Khan, CEO of MI Cement, about the status of the domestic market, the company’s achievements to date and plans for the future. ...