Articles published in International Cement Review Magazine


Tech Forum - 23 February 2021

Financial ratio analysis

Cement producers should use financial ratio analysis to compare their performance with others around the world. However, this must be combined with peer group analysis to account for differing operational circumstances. Figure 1: EBITDA profit margin Financial ratio analysis is used to assess the condition and performance of cement companies based on the performance published in t...

Event Reports - 02 November 2020

Decarbonising the industry

Over 2500 delegates from 110 countries registered for Cemtech’s first virtual conference, which brought together more than 25 speakers from leading international cement manufacturers and technolog...

Market Reports - 19 January 2021

Nigeria: search for new markets

While Nigerian cement volumes rose sharply in the 3Q20 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there is limited room for strong volume and price growth. For the oligopolistic domestic cement industry, competi...

Corporate Analysis - 15 September 2020

C’est la Vicat

Since Louis Vicat discovered artificial cement in 1817, the France-based Vicat group has expanded to be a major cement producer in 12 countries. The family-owned business was founded in 1853 when ...

Tech Forum - 18 January 2021

Fly ash and pozzolanas

The drive for alternative raw materials has put the spotlight on fly ash and pozzolanas. However, their use in cement has been around for some time. This month Arthur Harrisson looks at their orig...

Manufacturing Technology - 02 February 2021

Boosting mill performance

Reducing the clinker factor without compromising quality and the rising demand for high-performance cements are great challenges for the fine grinding technology used in cement plants. As part of ...

Case Studies - 09 February 2021

Building Biskria Cement

CBMI Construction Co Ltd was awarded the contract for a 2 x 6000tpd cement plant project by Biskria Cement Co of Algeria. Employing efficient construction management and innovative processes, the ...

Environment - 09 February 2021

VICEM’s shift to sustainability

Vietnam’s cement industry has expanded significantly over the years, leading to considerable overcapacity – a particularly challenging issue given the COVID-19 pandemic which resulted in sales fal...

Interviews - 01 February 2021

Egyptian promise

Lafarge Egypt is among the leading companies in the domestic building materials sector with a long-standing history in the country. Despite current market headwinds and the impact of COVID-19, Sol...