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UltraTech Cement celebrates 15 five-star mine ratings

03 December 2021, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has received a five-star rating in the field of sustainable mine management for 15 of its limestone mines , awarded by the Ministry of Mines and Indian Bureau of Mines.   This was awarded for the last three years (2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20), with a total of 30 such five-star rating awards. This is the highest number of five-star ratings awarded to any company in India for all the major minerals such as bauxite, copper, iron ore, manganese, lead, zinc and limesto...

MaxTech Industries wins orders for Indian cement plants

30 November 2021, Published under Cement News

MaxTech Industries has won orders to supply filters for baghouse projects from UltraTech Cement and ACC Ltd in India. UltraTech Cement is building three new brownfield cement plants in Hirmi, Pali, and Dhar, India.  MaxTech Industries will be supplying more than 15,000 Donaldson USA fibreglass filter bags for the raw mill baghouse to the OEM, Intensiv-Filter Himenviro.  MaxTech Industries will also supply Thermax Ltd with more than 21,000 Homopolymer acrylic filter bags manufactured b...

Ambuja and ACC to develop new calcined clay cements

29 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements and ACC have announced a partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) to develop calcined clay cements. It will be implemented through a research project funded by the Holcim Innovation Centre in Lyon, France, and comprise of an in-depth scientific study into the influence of clinker, calcined clay and limestone on the performance of calcined clay cements. It aims to create next-generation cement with more than 50 per cent lower carbon emissions for India...

Ramco Cements commissions WHR system

25 November 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Ramco Cements has commissioned a new waste heat recovery system for the third line of its Jayanthipuram plant in Andhra Pradesh. Out of the two boilers in the WHR system of the third line, the air-quenched boiler at the cooler has been commissioned, according to a company release. It is expected to increase total available power from waste heat to 24MW from 21MW. The preheater boiler at the third line will be commissioned in June 2022.

Pakistani cement exporters face several challenges

24 November 2021, Published under Cement News

The exports of cement and clinker from Pakistan have been affected by several factors, including a change in political set-up in Afghanistan, the persistent deadlock in trade between Islamabad and Delhi, anti-dumping duties, and the financial crunch in Sri Lanka, according to Inayat Ullah Niazi, CFO of DG Khan Cement. DG Khan exports its products to Afghanistan, Kenya, Madagascar, Maldives, Mozambique, Seychelles, Sri Lanka and Tanzania. As a result total cement exports declined by 40.4 p...

Sagar Cements set to increase capacity to 8.25Mta

17 November 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Sagar Cements is reportedly increasing capacity to 8.25Mta by the end of December, according to BusinessLine. The company opened a 1Mta integrated plant in Madhya Pradesh in October, which took capacity from 5.75Mta to 6.75Mta, while the commissioning of another plant in Odisha next month should take it to 8.25Mta. Sagar Cements has invested INR6bn (US$80.72m) and INR3.05bn in the plants in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, respectively.

VRM audits and optimisation

16 November 2021, Published under Cement News

The increasing use of vertical roller mills (VRMs) in the production of cement to reduce power consumption and CO 2 emissions has resulted in an increasing need for VRM  optimisation. As cement producers look to protect profits as well as their environmental reputation, a process audit can identify the root causes of issues to help plan for improvements in power consumption and performance. By Anil Kumar Popuri, National Council for Cement and Building Materials, India. Figure 1: mea...

Mangalam Cement sees 17% revenue increase

16 November 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s Mangalam Cement has reported a standalone net profit of INR110.7m (US$1.49m) in the 2QFY21-22, falling 48.1 per cent YoY from INR213.3m in the year-ago period. However, net revenue advanced 17.2 per cent YoY to INR3.76bn from INR3.21bn in the 2QFY20-21.

UltraTech Cement Ltd wins global marketing award

16 November 2021, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd has been recognised with a Silver award at the Mobile Marketing Association’s (MMA) Smarties X awards 2021. MMA Smarties X is the first global marketing award recognising Innovation in mobile marketing. UltraTech won the award in the ‘Cross Mobile Integration’ category, which primarily recognises campaigns that integrate a minimum of three mobile applications or mediums (such as apps, mobile web, video, display, search etc). UltraTech’s winning entry, ‘How UltraTec...

Mangalam sees 1H net profit up 82%

15 November 2021, Published under Cement News

India-based Mangalam Cement announced its unaudited financial results for the quarter and half year ended 30 September 2021. In the quarter ended 30 September 2021 (2Q21) the company saw revenues from operations advance 15.7 per cent to INR3.757bn (US$50.5m) from INR3.246bn in the 2Q20. Total revenues were up 5.9 per cent to INR3.84bn from INR3.625bn. However, profit before tax decreased 43.5 per cent to INR134m in 2Q21 from INR237m in the year-ago period due to significantly higher power ...