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San Miguel Corp to use biodegradable cement packaging

18 November 2019, Published under Cement News

San Miguel Corp is set to become the first company to use fully-certified biodegradable plastic packaging in the Philippines. It will be initially used for both food and non-food products, such as cement and feed sacks, grocery bags and other single-use plastic packaging. "Initially, we will use it for cement packaging," said Ramon Ang. "What we will use is a biodegradable plastic woven packaging, or sack. This is proudly developed by Filipino inventors, using local materials, and made by l...

Asian Fine Cements launches new packaging

16 September 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Asian Fine Cements Pvt Ltd has introduced the country’s first vacuum-tight packaging to the market for its Duraton7X cement. The packaging is expected to reduce water seepage and dust emissions, alongside increasing shelf-life. "We set up a big cement manufacturing facility at Rajpura in Punjab about one-and-a-half years ago with installed capacity of 1.5Mta. As of now we have launched our cement products in the Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir states and Union Terr...

Argos opens packaging plant in Dominica

31 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Argos, a cement company of Grupo Argos, has opened a new packing plant on the island of Dominica in the Caribbean to allow a more reliable and timely supply of cement. The plant's packer has three nozzles and a capacity of more than 1000 bags per hour. The scope of the project includes structural and ergonomic improvements and the replacement of the system's dust collector, which will allow for cleaner and more environmentally-friendly processes, says Argos. Argos has been present in the i...

Antarctic mission for Hanson packed products

13 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Bagged cement from Hanson UK's Ketton cement works has been shipped more than 9600 miles for use in the upgrade of Rothera Wharf in Antarctica. The work is part of a long-term programme to modernise infrastructure at British Antarctic Survey’s Rothera Research Station to ensure its facilities continue to enable world-leading research. Together with the commissioning of the RRS Sir David Attenborough, one of the most advanced polar research vessels in the world which is due to come into s...

New Director General at Arodo

11 April 2019, Published under Cement News

After five years at the helm, Marianne Fiers is handing over the reins of Arodo to the new General Director, Joost Van Aaken. Marianne will be taking early retirement on 19 April 2019. Looking to the future, Joost Van Aaken said: “I want to give our people space to work on innovative solutions”, he continues. “Then we can together be proud of each Arodo machine and each customer. Creating added value for everyone, that’s my aim.”

Powtech 2019 : Bagging & packaging

07 March 2019, Published under Cement News

RETURN TO MAIN MENU Aventus GmbH & Co KG ( inc Windmoller & Holscher and Newtec brands ) Hall 1, Stand 518  Web: www.aventus.global Web: www.wuh-group.com Product: FFS technology, Argon, Topas In addition, the joint venture A VENTUS founded last year together with W INDMÖLLER + H ÖLSCHER , the specialist for systems for the packaging of free-flowing bulk materials to the finished pallet, will also be represented at Powtech with its own stan...

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.