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Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies signs low-carbon house contract

30 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies, a pioneer in low-carbon cement, has announced the signing of a pilot contract for the use of its low-carbon cement with Immobilière 3F and Groupe GCC. Immobilière 3F, the leading player in social housing in France, has teamed up with Hoffmann Green partner GCC for a pilot contract to experiment with the use of low-carbon cements in the construction of 85 social housing units in Saint-Leu-la-Forêt, on the northern edge of the Paris suburbs. The goal o...

Holcim’s ‘ready to use’ belt

29 September 2020, Published under Cement News

When Holcim’s Herrlisheim-près-Colmar site in France was looking to replace its sand extraction conveyor belt, it turned to MLT for its ‘ready-to-use’ belt with ISC ® (Integrated Screw Connection), following the successful installation of a previous project. By MLT, France. Figure 1: Holcim’s Herrlisheim-près-Colmar plant in France installs an MLT belt conveyor with ISC ® (Integrated Screw Connection) MLT (Minet Lacing Technology), based in the Loire region of France, is a ...

Total Lubrifiants acquires Lubrilog SAS

23 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Total Lubrifiants, the world's fourth-largest international lubricants company, has acquired Lubrilog SAS.  Lubrilog SAS is a French company, based in Romans-sur-Isère, specialised in the formulation and production of very high-performance synthetic lubricants many of which are used in the cement industry. The high-quality products of Lubrilog are tailored to specific customer needs and able to meet a wide range of extreme technical constraints. "This acquisition will create value for...

C’est la Vicat

15 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Since Louis Vicat discovered artificial cement in 1817, the France-based Vicat group has expanded to be a major cement producer in 12 countries. The family-owned business was founded in 1853 when it launched its first dry-process plant. More recent investments have focussed on Vicat structuring its business around the circular economy, the regeneration of the Ragland plant in USA, the acquisition of Ciplan in Brazil, and greenfield expansion in India and Africa. Supporting revenues also cont...

Creating France’s post-COVID-19 landscape

14 September 2020, Published under Cement News

While the coronavirus pandemic has affected France’s construction sector, going forward there are new opportunities for domestic cement producers as they support a shift in focus, creating a different landscape to address climate change. By Syndicat Français de l’Industrie Cimentière (SFIC), France. Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19 in France, domestic cement output had increased by 4.4 per cent in January and market growth accelerated to 5.2 per cent in February, according to I...

CRH sees EBITDA rise 2% in the 1H20

21 August 2020, Published under Cement News

CRH has released its unaudited results for the first half of 2020, showing a 4.9 per cent YoY decline in revenue to US$12.2bn from US$12.85bn in the 1H19. However, EBITDA edged up two per cent on a like-for-like (LfL) basis to US$1.59bn. Profit before tax for the 1H20 reached US$518m against US$717m last year, primarily reflecting a lower profit on divestments. "As a Group we took swift and comprehensive action in response to the COVID-19 crisis, and our ability to flex our cost base and ...

Imerys set to acquire 60% stake in refractory supplier

19 August 2020, Published under Cement News

France-based Imerys has signed an agreement for the acquisition of a 60 per cent stake in Turkey’s Haznedar Group, a high-grade monolithic refractories and refractory brick manufacturer. The industrial minerals company will also have the option to purchase the remainder of Haznedar. "With this deal, Imerys will complement its current offer with basic and acidic refractory bricks and extend its industrial footprint with a competitive production base in Turkey, strategically located between...

Vicat's 1H20 results see consolidated sales of EUR1.3bn

31 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Vicat has announced 1H20 results with consolidated sales of EUR1.304bn, down 2.7 per cent from EUR1.340bn in 1H19. EBITDA reached EUR213m, representing a decline of 6.7 per cent on EUR228m earned in 1H19. The EBITDA margin stood at 16.3 per cent in the 1H20 compared with 17 per cent in 1H19. First-half operational sales of the cement business rose 0.9 per cent on a reported basis, and 1.9 per cent at constant scope and exchange rates. The concrete and aggregates business recorded a...

FCT Combustion to install Turbo-Flex™ burner at Couvrot plant

31 July 2020, Published under Cement News

FCT Combustion has just delivered a new Turbu-Flex™ burner to a client in France! The Turbu-Flex™ will be installed at Ciments Calcia's Couvrot plant in France, after the installation of its new calciner. The targets of the project are maximised use of alternative fuel, as well as improved control of the combustion. Commissioning is expected for 2021.

Will Turkish cement exports come under pressure?

17 July 2020, Published under Cement News

As the second-largest cement exporter after Vietnam, Turkey's cement industry has for many years exported its surplus around the world. However, analysts anticipate Turkish trade to contract due to COVID-19 as the pandemic affects trans-Atlantic exports to the US, as well as other countries where anti-dumping measures increase in response to local surpluses - most recently Georgia . However, this week's news indicates that Turkish cement exporters have found ways to boost their sales, at le...