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Saint-Gobain acquires GCP Applied Technologies

29 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain has acquired all of the outstanding shares of GCP Applied Technologies for US$32/share, in cash, in a transaction valued at approximately US$2.3bn. GCP will delist from the New York stock exchange.  The business combination has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of Saint-Gobain and GCP Applied Technologies respectively. “Saint-Gobain is an ideal strategic partner with a worldwide presence in the construction chemicals market,” said GCP Applied Technologies. ...

CRH subsidiary adopts graphene technology additives

11 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Beton Catalan SA ( CRH group ), has implemented graphene technology in its high performance concretes to reduce CO 2 after an agreement with Graphenano Smart Materials. The application of a graphene-based additive improves both mechanical performance and durability as well as giving "clear environmental advantages by reducing the concrete's carbon footprint," explained Beton Catalan Quality Director, Alberto Arenillas.   The company has already incorporated these technologically adva...

First Graphene receives UK grant to develop graphene-enhanced cement

21 February 2022, Published under Cement News

First Graphene-led   consortium of partners has been awarded a UK government grant to develop high-performance graphene-enhanced cement.  The GBP190,034 grant was awarded by the UK government’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, to the consortium, which includes construction materials group Breedon Cement Ltd , construction and regeneration group Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure Ltd, and the University of Manchester’s Department of Mechanical, Civil and Aerospace Engineerin...

First Graphene signs cement carbon reduction agreement with Fosroc International

25 January 2022, Published under Cement News

First Graphene Ltd has formed a collaboration agreement with global construction chemicals manufacturer Fosroc International Ltd for the development of PureGRAPH ® graphene-enhanced cement additives or grinding aids. First Graphene managing director and CEO, Michael Bell, said: “The agreement with Fosroc is a significant further step for First Graphene as we implement our go-to-market plan to become the world’s leading supplier of graphene-enhanced cement and concrete solutions.   ...

Saint-Gobain completes Chryso acquisition

04 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain has confirmed that it has closed the acquisition of Chryso. The acquisition will see Saint-Gobain enter the concrete formulation market and chemical additives for the reduction of CO 2 emissions in the cement and construction sectors. Chryso has achieved revenues of EUR400m and EBITDA of around EUR85m. Benoit Bazin, CEO of Saint-Gobain, commented: "The acquisition of Chryso is fully in line with our strategic vision of Saint-Gobain as a world leader in sustainable construct...

MBCC Group acquires BASF Construction Chemicals

06 November 2020, Published under Cement News

MBCC Group has emerged from the former BASF Construction Chemicals business after its acquisition by an affiliate of global private equity firm Lone Star (Lone Star) and started operations as of 1 October 2020. The transaction between BASF and Lone Star was closed on 30 September 2020.   Lone Star is now the new owner of the business. MBCC Group has been carved out from BASF Group over the past 18 months and is now a fully-standalone organisation. MBCC Group is one of the leading s...

GCP Applied Technologies releases 2020 sustainability vision

24 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Additive producer GCP Applied Technologies has released its vision on a sustainable future. As a leading manufacturer of construction technology products, GCP Applied Technologies states that it has a responsibility to make the building process more sustainable. In response to this the company has detailed three core sections for its 2020 sustainability vision. • Products: GCP product development, using technology and chemistry to develop solutions to reduce waste and increase efficiency • ...

Where will LafargeHolcim reinvest?

05 July 2019, Published under Cement News

In the last year LafargeHolcim has been disposing of assets in the cement market in which it no longer sees long-term value. This has meant the US$917m sale of its 80.6 per cent share holding in PT Holcim Indonesia to PT Semen Indonesia as well as its 51 per cent stake in Lafarge Malaysia for US$365m and the disposal of its 91 per cent holding in Holcim Singapore to YTL Cement. Closure of the sale of Holcim Philippines Inc to San Miguel Corp for US$2.5bn is expected to be completed in ...

Wacker opens competence centre for cement and concrete in Shanghai

19 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Chemical company Wacker has opened a new competence centre for cement and concrete applications in Shanghai. The laboratory will develop silicone products that improve the properties of and longevity of cement and concrete in a sustainable way, with a particular focus on performance-enhancing silicone additives. "The new centre of excellence in Shanghai will help our clients face these challenges and capitalise on the opportunities they bring," said Paul Lindblad, president of Wacker Great...

Charah Solutions opens factory for fly ash and SCMs

18 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Charah ® Solutions, a leading provider of environmental and maintenance services to the power generation industry, has opened its first facility using new patented technologies for grinding granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) to create supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs). Charah Solutions aims to serve customers in markets where the supply of fly ash or other SCMs is limited. The new plant is located at the Port of Coeymans,10 miles south of Albany, 100 miles north of New York, on ...