Articles published in International Cement Review Magazine


Market Reports - 07 July 2020

Japan: towards higher profits

With an ageing population and requirement for more construction investment, the Japanese cement industry faces many challenges. There is a need for the sector to return to profitable pricing levels and modernise its production facilities, particularly as energy conservation and emissions reduction requirements shift from a domestic to a global focus. By Hajime Inoue, Japan Credit Rating Agency...

Event Reports - 02 April 2020

Celebrating industry excellence

Cemtech Middle East and Africa 2020 welcomed delegates from over 35 nations to the Grand Hyatt Dubai, UAE, on 16-19 February. The conference and exhibition offered a comprehensive overview of the ...

Market Reports - 16 June 2020

East African prospects

The east African cement markets of Uganda, Rwanda, Malawi and Burundi have continued to experience rising levels of cement consumption over recent years with investments in infrastructure and affo...

Corporate Analysis - 26 May 2020

Buzzi Unicem: Italy and beyond

The growth of Buzzi Unicem into a major multinational has taken more than a century. While its operations span the Atlantic and stretch to the Russian Urals in the east and the Mediterranean Sea a...

Tech Forum - 24 March 2020

Cement plant and company readiness for the COVID-19 pandemic

The cement industry must now prepare for the global COVID-19 pandemic As this extraordinary Technical Forum is being written, the world is reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemi...

Manufacturing Technology - 29 June 2020

Selecting the right SCR system

Heavy dust loads and high temperatures are two of the most-challenging factors for DeNO x systems in the cement industry. In this article thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions with its CemCat brand f...

Case Studies - 15 June 2020

Saraburi’s smart grinding

Siam City Cement Public Co Ltd (SCCC) has upgraded the raw material grinding unit at its Saraburi plant, Thailand, with a COMFLEX® system, engineered and supplied by KHD. The project has enabled t...

Environment - 14 April 2020

Introducing the carbon border

As governments have put in place and tightened measures to reduce the emission of carbon and other greenhouse gases, the cement industry has expressed concerns over carbon leakage. To prevent this...

Interviews - 08 June 2020

Looking to the West

Following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Dr Weiping Ma, CEO of West China Cement, provides an update on the company’s operations and the virus’ impact on the Chinese cement industry. Ia...