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LafargeHolcim launch water-resistant cement in Bangladesh

30 November 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Bangladesh has launched its Holcim Water project, a customised solution of water-resistant cement for the local cement market. The specially-designed cement reduces capillary action by resisting the permeation of water to make the product damp and seepage resistant. "This product has been developed through continuous consumer engagement, research and understanding of the damaging impact of water on houses," said Rajesh Surana, CEO of LafargeHolcim Bangladesh.

LafargeHolcim enhances green solutions in Latin America

25 November 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim is launching its ECOPact green concrete in Latin America, starting in Ecuador, Colombia and Mexico, with all key markets due to follow in the first half of 2021. The roll-out of ECOPact, which enables carbon-neutral construction, builds on its successful market adoption across Europe, the US and Canada, according to the company.   Accelerating its green building solutions in Latin America, the company also plans to introduce an EcoLabel to transparently communicate the environm...

Lafarge Zementwerke orders A TEC Flash Dryer for Mannersdorf

24 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Zementwerke GmbH awarded A TEC the contract for the implementation of the Flash Dryer to be installed at its 1.1Mta Mannersdorf plant in Austria. The dryer will help the plant to reduce the moisture content of RDF for the kiln burner. The A TEC Flash Dryer enables the use of various waste heat sources (including clinker cooler flue gas, bypass gas, preheater gas). The material is dosed to the hot gas flow in the flash dryer and transported with this gas flow, while the moisture is e...

LafargeHolcim launches first sustainability-linked bond for EUR850m

18 November 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim priced a EUR850m sustainability-linked bond on 17 November, with a coupon of 0.5 per cent maturing in 2031. This is the first bond of its kind in the building materials industry.    Géraldine Picaud, CFO, said, "We are proud to be the first in our industry to launch a sustainability-linked bond. The order book of EUR2.6bn demonstrates the confidence of investors in the company’s financial strength, strategy and ability to deliver on its sustainability targets." In addi...

Lafarge Zimbabwe records improvement in 3Q20

18 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe has stated that the gradual easing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and a general improvement in the business environment has supported a rebound for the company in the third quarter of 2020. Sales volumes were seven per cent higher YoY in the 3Q20, driven by recovery in the individual home builder market. Record sales were also seen in July, which was the best result for the month since 2003. Demand for cement in the construction sector surged 34 per cent ahea...

MoU signed for biosolids transport to LafargeHolcim’s Richmond plant

16 November 2020, Published under Cement News

A memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between K ENES Transportation and the Capital Regional District for the transportation of biosolids by truck between the sewage plant at the Hartland Landfill facility and LafargeHolcim's Richmond cement plant, Canada. The contract is for five years for the transportation of one truck load every two days, while smaller trucking contracts  for liquid waste residuals have been included as part of the service agreement. The Richmond cem...

Holcim contracts YPF as fuel supplier

11 November 2020, Published under Cement News

YPF signed an agreement to supply natural gas and petcoke to Holcim’s plants in Malagueño (Córdoba), Campana (Buenos Aires province), Capdeville (Mendoza) and Puesto Viejo (Jujuy), Argentina. The duration of the agreement is two years and will supply all of Holcim Argentina’s natural gas and petcoke supplies, according to CE Noticias Financieras. In 2019 Holcim signed an agreement with YPF Luz with the latter supplying wind power from the Los Teros facility in Azul, Buenos Aires province. ...

LafargeHolcim Tanzania launches new pozzolana product

10 November 2020, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Tanzania has launched Lafarge Tembo Pozzi, a new product to substitute fly ash, according to the Tanzania Standard. The country reportedly imports about 40,000tpa of fly ash on average. "This would help the country reduce costs on importing the fly ash. By doing this the company lives up to its promise of being a construction solution in Tanzania," said Evance Bernard, head of Dar es Salaam's sub-treasury of the Ministry of Finance and Planning. The company, also known as...

LafargeHolcim restarts Pedro Leopoldo kiln lines

09 November 2020, Published under Cement News

After four years, LafargeHolcim has restarted the two kiln lines at its Pedro Leopoldo plant in Brazil. The work to resume the kiln Line 1 involved more than 100 professionals from various areas and were completed within the goals of time, quality, financial resource.   The Pedro Leopoldo cement plant has a cement capacity of 2.2Mta and is situated in Minas Gerais, Brazil.  

Lafarge Canada introduces ECOPact to the Canadian market

09 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Following its launch in Europe and the US, Lafarge Canada introduces ECOPact, an essential component of the company's strategy to advance the transition towards low-carbon and circular construction. ECOPact is sold at a range of low-carbon levels, with 30-70 per cent less carbon emissions compared to standard concrete. Future product expansion in the coming months will allow up to 100 per cent reduction in carbon emissions compared to standard concrete. Where regulatory conditions allo...