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Argos recycled more than 1m bags in Colombia

10 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Colombia-based cement producer Argos recycled more than one million bags of cement last year, thanks to the Green Sacks Programme, which sees a more sustainable production line. “Between 2013, the start date of the programme, and 2019, we have recycled 808t of paper thanks to the return of more than five million bags, thus avoiding the cutting down of more than 8000 trees and saving about 64,000m3 of water, equivalent to 26 Olympic swimming pools,” said David Restrepo, the company’s supply...

Asia Cement launches 25kg bags

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Asia Cement has started the production of cement in 25kg bags, according to Esmerk Russian News. The smaller pack size is suitable for small construction works and minor repairs. Bags are made from multilayer microcreped paper with a density of 80gm/m 2 .

Ohorongo signs local packaging deal

11 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Namibia’s Ohorongo Cement has awarded the contract for the supply of 1.2m bags by the end of August to Kaptau Packaging. Kaptau Packaging is reported to be the first Namibian company to produce cement bags. Previously, Ohorongo Cement imported its bags from neighbouring South Africa. The packaging company currently produces the bags in Oshakati, where it employs 25 permanent staff.

Brazil bans 50kg bags for domestic use

21 June 2018, Published under Cement News

The Brazilian cement sector has been given a decade to phase out 50kg bags of cement and replace them with 25kg sacks following an agreement between the country’s cement producers and the government. The step is to protect the health of workers that deliver the bags to work sites and according to the Department of Work “has the aim to bring the Brazilian industry in line with constitutional and international references to protect the health of the worker”. Some 33 companies in the sector,...

Lipetskcement brings new logistics facility online

20 December 2017, Published under Cement News

Lipetskcement, part of the Eurocement Group, has launched a new RUB600m (US$10.4m) production and logistics facility for packing, palletising and shipping of cement. The investment enables Lipetskcement to ship up to 10,000tpd of cement. The company has increased its loading rate of bulk cement trucks by more than five times. In the packing section, the bagging rate has more than doubled to 2400bags/h.

The preference for plastic

18 October 2017, Published under Cement News

When using plastic packaging choosing the right bag and the corresponding technology is not easy. By Frank Goris, Arodo BVBA, Belgium. Arodo produces machines for perforated, labyrinth or sealed bags While various studies have been undertaken comparing the impact of paper and plastic bags on the environment, most of this research focusses on grocery packaging. However, the body of research was expanded when Belgian manufacturer of bag filling equipment Arodo received a request f...

Cemex

05 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Cemex is raising a further US$400m through the sale of cement assets in Ohio to Eagle Materials. The deal primarily concerns a 0.9Mta integrated cement works at Fairborn, but also covers a cement terminal at Columbus and a cement bagging operation. These assets are expected to generate a turnover in the region of US$79m and an EBITDA of some US$33m in 2016. The deal is expected to be completed at the turn of the year.

The new normal

11 May 2015, Published under Cement News

The shift to polythene cement bags by some cement producers has helped them improve brand differentiation as well as offering benefits in terms of maintaining a quality product throughout the packing and distribution process. To achieve this bagging success, key product and packaging process parameters have been improved. By David Khanna, BPI Visqueen, UK. BPI Visqueen explains why advances in polythene cement bags are giving rise to a significant shift in packaging material and...

Meeting bagging targets

29 October 2014, Published under Cement News

With Indonesia’s forecast to maintain healthy cement demand growth rates and a high population growth to support future market expansion, the country’s cement producers are gearing up to bring their product to customers as efficiently and swiftly as possible. For Indocement, this meant increasing its packing capacity, adding a new cement sack line at its flagship Citeureup plant near Jakarta. By Windmöller & Hölscher, Germany. Indocement recently inaugurated its new cement bagging lin...

Future-proofed packaging

14 October 2014, Published under Cement News

With US cement demand back on an upward trend, domestic producers are keen to capture a larger share of the expanding market. In anticipation of growing demand, associated rises in production costs and changing production mix requirements, Ash Grove Cement’s packaging arm has invested in new automated bagging and palletising solutions at two of its packing plants, positioning the US producer for future growth. By Premier Tech Chronos, USA. Neatly-palletised bags produced by the Premie...