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Lafarge Surma Cement and Holcim Bangladesh in merger talks

14 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Surma Cement Ltd (LSC) has reportedly started talks with Lafarge Holcim Group to merge with Holcim Bangladesh Ltd (HBL). Lafarge Surma Cement, in a notice to Dhaka Stock Exchange last week, informed that the company is exploring the opportunity of combining LSC's business with HBL. A merger has the potential to create significant synergies as well as further position both HBL and LSC brands for future growth in Bangladesh. However, at this stage the Board of Directors of LSC emphas...

BCIC and Al Rajhi Co to build 1.5Mta cement plant in Bangladesh

24 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh state-owned Corporation, Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) and Saudi enterprise Al Rajhi Company for Industry and Trade have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to set up a cement plant with 1.5Mta capacity and 330MW power plant near Chhatak cement plant in northeastern Bangladesh. BCIC's Secretary, Hasnath Ahmed Choudhury, and Al Rajhi's Managing Director, Yousif Al Rajhi, signed the MoU at a function witnessed by Industries Minister, Amir Hossen Amu. ...

Vietnam cement exports fall 17.2% YoY in 9M16

20 October 2016, Published under Cement News

In September Vietnam’s clinker and cement exports fell 0.3 per cent to 1.15Mt when compared with August but climbed 3.5 per cent to US$48.16m, according the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade. Vietnam exported 11.28Mt of cement and clinker in the first nine months of 2016, which represents a 6.6 per cent fall when compared with the same period the previous year. Total value of the exports was down 17.2 per cent YoY to US$429.3m. The Philippines, Bangladesh, Taiwan and Mozambique...

Vietnam exports to Bangladesh rise

30 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Cement and clinker exports from Vietnam to Bangladesh market in the first eight months of 2016 reached US$94.20m worth, accounting for 26 per cent of total export value. Cement and clinker exports to Bangladesh market fell 39.18 per cent while over the same period last year but is found to have the largest export value, accounting for 26 per cent share of exports. Demand for cement in Bangladesh is mainly focussed on government infrastructure projects – approximately 40 per cent of ceme...

Bangladesh: BCIC plans new Chhatak mill as cement demand rises

08 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corp (BCIC), a unit of Bangladesh Ministry of Industries, is implementing a new cement mill project as the company converts its wet-process line at Chhatak Cement Company Ltd (CCCL) to dry-process. The project is estimated to take three years to complete through international tender. The factory is located in the district of Sunamgonj in northeastern Bangladesh and uses imported limestone from Megalaya, India. The plant currently has clinker and cement...

Bangladesh: river vessel worker strike affects imports

26 August 2016, Published under Cement News

The import of clinker in Bangladesh has been affected as a result of the indefinite nationwide strike by Bangladesh River Vessel Workers' Federation (BRVWF), who demand a fixed minimum wage, improved compensation in case of accidental death and improved security.  Five vessels carrying around 200,000t of clinker and a ship loaded with limestone have been waiting at outer anchorage of Chittagong Port to offload their cargo through lighter vessels, which are currently part of the strike. Th...

Bangladesh to double capacity in the next two years

23 August 2016, Published under Cement News

As the demand for additional housing and rural development projects in Bangladesh been strong, capacity utilisation rates are relatively high in most cement plants and the industry is currently expanding its production base. Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers Association (BCMA) Senior Vice-President, Abdul Khaliq, said per capita consumption is now 115kg, but this is expected to increase substantially. There are currently 34 active cement factories in the country and the production capacity ...

Bangladesh: FLSmidth supplies world’s largest VRM

19 August 2016, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has signed a contract with Bangladesh company, Shah Cement Industries Ltd, for the supply of an FLSmidth OK TM 62-6 vertical mill to its Mukhtarpur plant, Munshiganj, Bangladesh. Scope of supply will include the main equipment, process and layout engineering, civil engineering and site advisory. Product companies will also participate in the deal, with FLSmidth MAAG Gear installing a MAAG ® MAX Drive at the plant and FLSmidth Automation contributing to the full systems scope of...

New BOPP film for extra bag protection

17 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Cosmo Films, a speciality films manufacturer, has launched a special biaxially oriented polypropylene film (BOPP) to provide extra protection for cement bags. The BOPP film has a 100 per cent polyolefin structure which is designed to protect the bag's content by adding a moisture barrier. It can also be used to laminate block bottom cement bags. CEO of Cosmo Films, Pankaj Poddar said, "With only 15 per cent of the cement being packed in block bottom bags, there is a huge potential in conv...

Vietnam sees export value rise 19% in Jan-Jul 2016

16 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Vietnam earned US$335.12m as it exported 8.97Mt of cement and clinker in the Jan-Jul 2016 period, up 18.8 per cent YoY in value, but down 6.2 per cent in terms of volume. The Philippines, Bangladesh, Taiwan and Mozambique were key importers of Vietnamese clinker and cement in the first seven months of this year, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade. The Philippines surpassed Bangladesh to become the largest importer of cement and clinker from Vietnam in terms of v...