Articles published in International Cement Review Magazine


Manufacturing Technology - 18 October 2017

The preference for plastic

When using plastic packaging choosing the right bag and the corresponding technology is not easy. By Frank Goris, Arodo BVBA, Belgium. Arodo produces machines for perforated, labyrinth or sealed bags While various studies have been undertaken comparing the impact of paper and plastic bags on the environment, most of this research focusses on grocery packaging. However, the body of...

Event Reports - 18 September 2017

The future of cement

In the first of two reports from the recent international symposium, “The Future of Cement” that took place in Paris, we look at the role played by Louis Vicat in the industrialisation of modern c...

Market Reports - 02 October 2017

Germany's wave of success

With the German economy continuing its growth trend, these are good times for the country’s many cement producers. Housebuilding dominates demand as the population rises and construction investmen...

Corporate Analysis - 25 September 2017

Consolidation is the key

Recent acquisition activity in the Italian cement industry is being seen as a welcome step towards improved utilisation rates, higher pricing and better company earnings. But with the industry sti...

Tech Forum - 14 August 2017

Benchmarking revisited

Recent years have seen growth in the take-up of benchmarking services provided by Whitehopleman. Some cement plants have participated every year since the service was launched 19 years ago. Benchm...

Manufacturing Technology - 04 October 2017

Coming into port

While cement represents only a small part of the dry bulk shipping market, it has its own requirements in terms of port facilities and market dynamics. With seaborne trade continuing to grow, it i...

Case Studies - 05 October 2017

Geometrica’s jubilee showcase

This year marks a milestone anniversary for architectural, industrial and bulk storage specialists Geometrica. Providing structures for the cement industry for 25 years, the company reflects on so...

Environment - 20 September 2017

The restoration revolution

While current environmental legislation expects the extractive industry to restore its abandoned mining areas back to their former use, it often falls short of detailed steps to achieve this goal....

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...