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Ethiopia: Dangote to establish production line for cement bags

01 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Aliko Dangote has used his meeting with the Prime Minister of Ethiopia to outline his conglomerate’s plans to increase investment in the country, the Ethiopian Herald reports. In a press conference following the meeting, Dangote told reporters that he planned to manufacture cement bags in Ethiopia. The bags currently used by the Dangote Cement operations in the country had to be imported, costing the firm millions of dollars. "We are also opening a very big factory to produce cement ba...

EUROSAC Grand Prix Award is won by dy-pack

07 July 2016, Published under Cement News

This year’s EUROSAC Grand Prix Award went to dy-pack for the Self-dy sack a pasted paper valve bag with a dustproof, self-closing internal valve. A plastic lip in the valve area secures the closing of the valve after filling to prevent the bag from leaking. The award was handed out at the EUROSAC Congress in Marseille, France,that was held from 26-28 May. At this event the paper sack industry met to showcase its latest innovatons under the  motto “Present and future needs.” At the even...

Brazil: Votorantim Cimentos launches new portfolio of bagged cement

19 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos is launching in the Brazilian market the biggest innovation of its retailing cement portfolio in 83 years of history, the company said in a statement. The launch is the result of extensive research that involved over 400 construction professionals, focussed on understanding the challenges, difficulties and needs of the various stakeholders of the construction industry, the Brazilian cement market leader explained. The survey iden...

Hope to launch bagged cement product, UK

11 February 2016, Published under Cement News

Hope Construction Materials has announced the launch of its new bagged cement product. Its Professional Grade Cement, the newest entrant into a UK bagged cement market worth GBP180m annually, will be available to customers across the southern half of England later this year. The newly-revealed product pack design, developed in association with Cognition Agency, features a large ram – a nod to the firm’s rich Derbyshire roots and the source of the raw materials used to make the cement. Ho...

American Starlinger-Sahm hosts grand opening of US HQ

01 October 2015, Published under Cement News

American Starlinger-Sahm Inc celebrated the official opening of the new US headquarters in Fountain Inn, in the Greenville Metropolitan area, South Carolina, with a two-day Open House. The inauguration ceremony of the new 23,000ft 2 facility was held on the evening of 23 September 2015 and attended by the mayor of Fountain Inn, Gary Long, as well as the Director of Fountain Inn Administration, Eddie Case, Gary Smith, member of the South Carolina State House of Representatives, and importan...

Cemex Dominicana increases packing and palletising capacity

14 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Cemex Dominicana recently announced a US$6m investment to increase the packing and palletizing capacity of its cement plant at San Pedro de Macoris (east). It said the investment in a new cement packing unit forms part of the company’s strategic plan in the Dominican Republic in response to local market requirements, Dominican Today reports. The new unit will boost Cemex's capacity by more than 1.5m additional bags monthly, or 800,000tpa.

India: Malabar Cements gets state gov't nod for Cochin Port unit

30 October 2014, Published under Cement News

The state government of Kerala, India, has given Malabar Cements Ltd the green light to set up a bulk cement handling unit at the Port of Cochin. Malabar Cements has shown an interest in establishing a cement handling and bagging unit following the decision by Cochin Port to allow cement companies to bring in raw materials via sea using the port facilities. The new unit is expected to have a capacity of 0.6Mta and be completed within two years. Cochin Port is a major port on the Arabian S...

BillerudKorsnäs wins Product Development award at Lafarge Global Supplier Awards 2014

03 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has recognised the work carried out in close partnership between its Lafarge Research Centre in Lyon and the BillerudKorsnäs Sack Lab Sweden for the development of a new packaging solution. Lafarge awarded seven suppliers under different categories after an evaluation of 75 global suppliers. Carlos Espina, Senior Vice President, Research and Development at Lafarge praised the Product Development award winner, stating: "The development is an exciting and enriching joint development ...

Semen Indonesia looks to serve growing Papua market

05 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Semen Indonesia is looking to further cater the Papua area of Indonesia, one of the fastest-growing markets in the country. Company President Director, Dwi Soetjipto, told the Jakarta Post that Papua and Maluku have been recording strong levels of growth, rising from 1.22Mt in 2012 from 760,000t in 2011.  Dwi said that most cement demand in Papua was for the construction of various buildings, including housing and offices, and was in line with the area's surging economic growth. To cater t...

Limak Cimento in Côte d'Ivoire joint venture

06 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Limak Cimento, part of the Turkish conglomerate Limak Holding, is to enter the Côte d'Ivoire market through a new grinding and packaging plant venture with local partner Afrikbat. The two parties held a signing ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, to establish the joint venture companies named Limak Afrika SA, news agency Anadolu Ajansi reported. Limak will hold a 51 per cent stake. Construction of the 1Mta plant, to be built in Abidjan, will start this year and is expected to launch in the thi...