Articles published in International Cement Review Magazine


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 it launched its first dry-process plant. More recent investments have focussed on Vicat structuring its business around the circular economy, the regeneration of the Ragland plant in USA, the acquisit...

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 - 02 September 2020

Spain: drivers for development

In 2019 Spanish cement consumption registered its third consecutive year of recovery but the impact of COVID-19 has now brought fresh uncertainty. Despite the demand situation, Spanish cement asso...

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 - 13 July 2020

The dangers of debt

In this month’s Technical Forum, Dr Michael Clark considers how the history of the Kenyan cement industry can serve as a case study for some of the dos and don’ts of the sector. Going forward, imp...

Manufacturing Technology - 18 August 2020

VRM to Crown operations

When Crown Cement identified the need to increase the cement capacity of its plant in Bangladesh it opted for vertical roller mill (VRM) technology from Loesche. With a range of VRM benefits, tota...

Case Studies - 12 August 2020

Taking Loma Negra to the next level

InterCement subsidiary Loma Negra has been in the process of expanding its L’Amalí cement plant in Argentina, including a new 5800tpd state-of-the-art kiln, two vertical roller mills as well as a ...

Environment - 24 August 2020

Solar power to Piedras Azules

As part of its drive to include renewable and flexible energy sources in its cement production, Argos recently opened a 10.6MW solar farm to supply power to its Piedras Azules cement plant in Coma...

Interviews - 02 September 2020

Green Deal for Europe’s cement?

With the coronavirus pandemic rapidly changing forecasts in cement markets worldwide, ICR speaks with Raoul de Parisot, president of the European cement association, CEMBUREAU, about the impact o...