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The benefits of paper

12 February 2019, Published under Cement News

A comparative study by the Swedish research institute RISE on behalf of the European Paper Sack Research Group (ESG) has found that the carbon footprint of paper cement sacks is 2.5 times lower than the footprint of form-fill-seal polyethylene bags. By CEPI Eurokraft, Sweden, & Eurosac, France. Paper sacks have a significantly-smaller carbon footprint The study by RISE Innventia, commissioned by the European Paper Sack Research Group (a collaboration between CEPI Eurokraft and E...

Mozambican producers must now include expiry on packaging

20 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement producers, both domestic and foreign, must now put an expiry date on products sold in Mozambique. Virginia Muianga, spokesperson for the National Inspectorate of Economic Activities (INAE), announced that the decision was the result of work undertaken on the production, labelling, sale and transport of cement. "From the work done on the ground, we found that essential elements were not clear – such as the expiry date and the quality of the cement", said Ms Muianga. "We are obliging...

Thinking outside the bag

24 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Tailoring its products around its bagging and packaging is just one of the ways in which Cementos Argos is driving innovation in the cement industry, while also focussing on efficiency and the environment. By Cementos Argos, Colombia. The introduction of the 5kg bag was in response to the growing do-it-yourself trend At Cementos Argos 20.7 per cent of its total revenue comes from innovation. One of the company’s strategic goals is to be a leader through innovation, which means g...

Packaging costs rise 117% in Iran

22 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The price of cement packaging in Iran has increased by 117 per cent from late-2017, according to Mohammad Ali Bod, member of the Iranian Cement Industry Employers' Association. The cost of packaging for a 50kg cement bag has risen from IRR8500 (US$0.2) to IRR18,500, with the surge negatively impacting producers. “Some plants will have to stop operating if the country doesn’t take necessary steps to resolve this problem,” said Mr Bod.

Longleaf Packaging begins constructing its first plant

01 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Longleaf Packaging has broken ground on its first cement packaging and distribution facility at Orangeburg, South Carolina, USA. The company is investing around US$6m and is projected to create 28 new jobs at the 28-acre site over the next five years. The plant will package and distribute bagged, pre-blended and dry-mix products, with production expected to commence in the 4Q18. Alongside Portland cement, the product line will include mortar mix, concrete mix and sand mix. "We feel very ...

Packing in the clouds

23 May 2018, Published under Cement News

When Empresa Pública Productiva Cementos de Bolivia (ECEBOL) awarded Claudius Peters the contract for a packing and palletising facility at its cement works in Oruro, Bolivia, the project sent the German equipment supplier into the clouds. By Claudius Peters Projects GmbH, Germany. ECEBOL’s new Oruro cement plant will benefit from the latest packing and palletising technology The new Oruro cement plant of Empresa Pública Productiva Cementos de Bolivia (ECEBOL) is located in the ...

Quinn Cement releases new bagged cement range

30 April 2018, Published under Cement News

Quinn Cement has launched a new range of bagged cement products following an investment of over EUR3m.The range includes three new cement products: Master Grade Cement, Premium Grade Cement and General Purpose Cement. Quinn Cement factory has installed a new bagging line for the weatherproof plastic bags. The new packaging is ideal for merchants' and builders' yards. Premium Grade Cement offers superior strength at 42.5N. Premium Grade is likely to be a popular choice for screeders and tra...

Automation for India

21 March 2018, Published under Cement News

India is the second largest producer of cement in the world and its cement producers are constantly looking for possibilities to increase efficiencies of their cement manufacturing operations. BEUMER Group supports customers with automated solutions to remain competitive within in a progressively-challenging market environment. By BEUMER Group, India. A calibrated electronic weighing unit within the BEUMER fillpac® R ensures exact degrees of filling BEUMER Group India began effo...

Pulau Baai packaging plant will increase PT Semen Padang's cement sales

19 February 2018, Published under Cement News

A new packaging plant in the port of Pulau Baai, due to come on-stream later this year, has led PT Semen Padang to target cement sales of 442,100t in 2018. The new packing plant in the provincial city of Bengkulu "will guarantee good quality and availability of supply throughout the year of 2018,"  said Nur Anita Rahmawati, public relation head of PT Semen Padang. "In 2017, Semen Padang dominated the cement market in Bengkulu, and we believe the market share could still be increased in ...

Foreign currency shortage leaves Sino Zimbabwe short of cement bags

01 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Sino Zimbabwe Cement company has a foreign currency shortage problem that has left it short of funds to pay for cement packaging material, reports the Zimbabwe chronicle. The Gweri-based cement producer has been pledged foreign currency allocations as a priority by the central bank to enable it to buy raw materials for cement production, but with demand for cement rising so quickly that there has been an increase in the need for bagging material as well for which Sino Zimbabwe needs foreig...