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Pakistan's April dispatches hit by COVID-19

07 May 2020, Published under Cement News

All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers' Association (APCMA) released dispatch figures for April 2020 and cumulative 10MFY19-20, showing mixed impact of COVID-19. Cement dispatches in the country have declined in April 2020 by 23.7 per cent to 3.52Mt from 4.61Mt in April 2019 as both exports and domestic markets crashed, owing to the considerable impact of COVID-19. However, total dispatches inched up by 3.5 per cent to 40.55Mt in the first 10 months of the current financial year when compared t...

Cemex makes organisational changes

27 March 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that Sergio Mauricio Menéndez Medina, current president of Cemex Europe, has been appointed as president of Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Therefore, Mr Menéndez Medina will oversee the business in the Philippines, Israel, Egypt and the UAE, in addition to his current responsibilities, with effect from 27 March 2020. "I would like to thank our current president of our Asia, Middle East and Africa region, Joaquin Estrada, for his contribution and commitment t...

HASLE installs wide range of castables in Asian cement plant

10 March 2020, Published under Cement News

A wide range of HASLE's castables again has been chosen for all the critical areas in one of the leading, large cement plants in Asia. HASLE castables has installed 400t of refractories in a 8500tpd cement plant in Asia. In total, HASLE materials covered almost 1100m 2 of the production process. All materials are manufactured by HASLE in its state-of-the-art plant in Denmark. In cooperation with the customer, HASLE chose HASLE D39A-ht for the vertical bullnose of cyclone stages 1-3, HASLE ...

Asia’s plastic potential

09 March 2020, Published under Cement News

With the highest consumption of plastic in the world and representing two-thirds of global cement production, five Asian countries provide the opportunity to address the worldwide issue of non-recyclable plastic waste. By Dr Kåre Helge Karstensen, Palash Kumar Saha, Eirik Vigerust, Anneli Alatalo Paulsen, Dr Christian John Engelsen and Dr Mehdi Ahmadi, SINTEF, Norway. Collection of plastic in Binh Duong, Vietnam, January 2020 A total of 6.3bnt of plastic waste was created global...

LafargeHolcim reports positive 9M19 results

25 October 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has reported net sales of CHF20.2bn (US$20.36bn) in the 9M19, representing a 2.1 per cent fall YoY, or a four per cent increase on a like-for-like (LfL) basis. Recurring EBITDA (pre-IFRS16) rose to CHF4.543bn from CHF4.351bn in the year-ago period. Cement sales reached 156.4Mt in the first nine months of 2019, a modest climb of 0.7 per cent on a LfL basis. Net sales for the segment finished at CHF13.294bn from CHF13.573bn in the 9M18, while recurring EBITDA (pre-IFRS16) advan...

Cemtech travels to Thailand

05 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Over 200 delegates converged on the Avani+ Riverside hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, to participate in this year’s Cemtech Asia conference and exhibition. At a time when global regulations on emissions are tightening, the conference programme considered pathways to a low-carbon future for the Asian cement sector. The presentation programme featured an extensive range of regional cement market reports Thomas Armstrong, managing editor of International Cement Review, began the Cemtech...

Southeast Asia: tough times – consolidation ahead?

17 June 2019, Published under Cement News

As Western giants are exiting the southeast Asian cement market, a new wave of consolidation, this time by local companies, is taking place. By Manas Tamotia, LEK Consulting, Singapore China’s Sinoma International Engineering Co Ltd is adding 10,000tpd of cement capacity to PT Cemindo Gemilang’s production base at the Bayah plant in Banten province, Indonesia As inflexible Western giants continue to withdraw from their positions in southeast Asia, the region’s cement market i...

Asia's need to embrace co-processing

17 June 2019, Published under Cement News

As the Cemtech Asia 2019 Conference and Exhibition prepares to open in Bangkok next week, our weekly newsletter focusses on the opportunity for co-processing in Asia's cement sector, where general, post-consumer, plastic waste is being imported on an unprecedented scale, since China banned these foreign imports in 2017. Malaysia alone, for example, imported more than 754,000t of plastic waste from January to June 2018, according to Greenpeace. While public campaigns against imported waste ...

Asia's need to embrace co-processing

14 June 2019, Published under Cement News

As the Cemtech Asia 2019 Conference and Exhibition prepares to open in Bangkok next week, our weekly newsletter focusses on the opportunity for co-processing in Asia's cement sector, where general, post-consumer, plastic waste is being imported on an unprecedented scale, since China banned these foreign imports in 2017. Malaysia alone, for example, imported more than 754,000t of plastic waste from January to June 2018, according to Greenpeace. While public campaigns against imported waste ...

Aggregates in growth mode

04 June 2019, Published under Cement News

The scale and dynamics of the aggregates industry are often poorly understood. Now, thanks to the Global Aggregates Information Network (GAIN™), better macro-data is available, which points to a maturing global industry, poised for significant growth in the coming decade. Consequently, aggregates may provide an attractive and complementary new investment horizon for players in the cement industry. By Jim O’Brien, GAIN, Ireland. Participants from six continents at the most recent GAIN ...