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Cemex increases cement exports from its Mexican plants

26 June 2019, Published under Cement News

In 2018 Cemex advanced its share of cement exports from its Mexican plants to six per cent. In terms of destination of these shipments, around 63 per cent of Cemex’s total cement exports from Mexico were delivered to the USA, a further one per cent to Costa Rica and the balance to the rest of the Latin American region, including the Caribbean. The company sold 10.2Mt of cement and clinker in 2018 with 5.7Mt exported from its operations in Spain, Croatia, Mexico, Germany, Lithuania, Domin...

Cinvestav produce cement using volcanic ash

06 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Scientists at Mexico’s Centre for Research and Advanced Studies (Cinvestav) are using volcanic ash to make environmentally-friendly cement. First tests have shown that cement formulations that work contain up to 80 per cent of volcanic material, without the need for high-temperature kilns. Cinvestav reported that the group has developed some 15 alternatives in the past four year and have applied for a national patent.

US import tax on Mexican products to have little effect on Mexican cement

04 June 2019, Published under Cement News

The five per cent import tariff on all Mexican products, imposed by US President, Donald Trump, would not impact the cement industry as shipments to the US represent only 3.4 per cent of the total domestic output, assured Yanina Navarro, general director of Mexico’s chamber of cement, Canacem. In 2018 Mexico produced 44Mt of cement but only exported 1.416Mt. "Cement is a very local product, even moving it within the country implies a lot of logistics, which is why it represents very little...

GCCA welcomes new member companies

09 April 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has added cement companies from India, China, Peru and Mexico to its growing global membership base which now totals 36 member companies and 15 affiliates. The new members are Corporacion Moctezuma (Mexico), Unión Andina de Cementos SAA (Peru), JSW Cement (India) and West China Cement (China). Benjamin Sporton, chief executive officer of GCCA said: "The continuing and rapid growth of the Association’s membership is very encouraging. With a ...

Building a stronger Cemex

26 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Fernando A González, Cemex's CEO, opened Cemex Capital Market Day on Wednesday, 20 March 2019 and stated that 'A Stronger Cemex' had been formed through a programme of accelerated deleveraging, bringing with it an improved credit rating and increased shareholder returns. The group achieved a top-line growth of six per cent in 2018 and generated US$1bn of free cash flow, which was used to reduce total debt by approximately eight per cent. This also enabled a dividend payment of US$150m, th...

Cemex to sell white cement plant to Çimsa

21 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex has announced that it has reached a binding agreement with Çimsa Çimento to divest its white cement business, including its Buñol plant in Spain, for approximately US$180m. The final agreement is expected to be signed in April 2019, with the closure of the sale forecast for 2H19. The divestment does not include the company's white cement business in Mexico or the investment in USA-based Lehigh Cement. The deal is part of Cemex's ongoing restructure, with the potential proceeds to be m...

Cruz Azul commences construction of new Hidalgo line

27 February 2019, Published under Cement News

Mexico's Cruz Azul has begun construction of its No 10 production line at the Hidalgo cement plant. thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, Fives and Loesche GmbH are the suppliers of equipment and engineering development for this project, which will be completed in 22 months. "Cooperativa La Cruz Azul has taken the initiative to modernise its cement production plants to optimise production processes, increase their competitiveness and, in addition, provide their workers with better working cond...

FCB Horomill® turns 25

25 February 2019, Published under Cement News

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the FCB Horomill ® , a breakthrough technology for raw meal, cement, slag and minerals grinding. Having actively participated in the development of the mill, Buzzi Unicem reflects on the evolution of the technology in terms of mechanical, wear protection, process and layout developments. By Giovanni Battista Auxilia &  Luigi Buzzi, Buzzi Unicem, Italy. Buzzi Unicem’s Mexican associate Cementos Moctezuma employs the FCB Horomill to grind raw meal...

Holcim Mexico expects to invest up to US$50m in 2019

21 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Holcim Mexico announced its plans to invest US$30-50m in improving its operating efficiency and distribution network of its cement and concrete plants. "We have a network of over a thousand points of sale in Latin America and in Mexico we are also developing that part of a very long-term plan and a plan for Holcim's vision in Latin America," said Rodolfo Montero, CEO of Holcim. Mexico, in the event. "We also want to improve the efficiency of production, we are very concerned about the envi...

The ‘magic’ of magnesium

17 January 2019, Published under Cement News

While petcoke is a less expensive fuel option, its use can lead to operational challenges for the cement plant, such as the formation of kiln rings and build-ups in the lower cyclones of the preheater. To optimise combustion and avoid these issues, Nuh Çimento has trialled a magnesium-based chemical additive that helps control the impact of high-sulphur fuels. By Seyda Arikan, Nuh Çimento, Turkey, and Jose Hernandez, EES Services, Mexico. Figure 1: vanadium oxide complexes and their ...