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New cement type from olive stone ash and blastfurnace slag

14 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Researchers in Spain and Brazil have developed a new type of cement manufactured from olive stone ash and blastfurnace slag as a more sustainable alternative to currently-produced cements. The new cement has been created by researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) of Brazil, according to UPV sources. Dr Jordi Payá, researcher at the Institute of Science and Technology of Concrete (ICITECH) of the UPV, says that this n...

Bestway Cement signs MoU with NUST Institute of Civil Engineering, Pakistan

07 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Bestway Cement signed an MoU with NUST Institute of Civil Engineering on 27 July to promote the research and development of cutting-edge, innovative construction materials and building solutions in Pakistan. Present at the MoU signing were Irfan Sheikh, director of finance & CFO of Bestway Cement & Pakcem Ltd and Asif Shah, director of Administration and Marketing. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Sheikh expressed his delight at the collaboration and stressed the need for construction mater...

Cemex Dominican Republic unveils EvolutionEco concrete

01 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Cemex Dominican Republic has pledged lower costs, shorter construction time and higher quality during the launch of its new "EvolutionEco" concrete last week. Cemex Dominican Republic President, Carlos Emilio Gonzalez, headed the unveiling of the new product, accompanied by David Zampini, head of Cemex  R&D for products and construction trends, headquartered in Switzerland. Gonzalez said the self-compacting EvolutionEco concrete joins Cemex ’s family of global brands. "Today we heral...

Lafarge launches its first southeast Asia Construction Development Lab

24 June 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Malaysia yesterday launched its Construction Development Laboratory (CDL) – the sixth facility of its type to be opened by the group worldwide and the first in southeast Asia.   Bradley Mulroney, president and CEO of Lafarge Malaysia said that the company is committed to contributing towards sustainable construction by providing the construction industry in Malaysia with solutions that can help promote construction efficiency. "The CDL will enable us to test, adapt and tailor innovat...

Lafarge Malaysia to open R&D laboratory

14 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Malaysia Bhd plans to set up a research and development laboratory to provide solutions to Malaysia’s construction industry and anticipated housing requirements. Bradley Mulroney, President and CEO of the company said Malaysia faced its biggest challenge in offering an affordable prices for housing units, especially in the urban areas. "With most population dominating the urban areas and cost of living tremendously high, we do not want the people, especially the younger generation,...

Lafarge opens Sagunto laboratory

29 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has inaugurated its first R&D laboratory in Europe at Sagunto, Spain. The centre, which is the company’s second in the world after its US facility in Houston, will research the use of cement in oil and gas wells. The laboratory will enable the company to carry out research under conditions of higher pressure, temperature and chemical agents that cement is subjected to at depths of 3000-5000m. Apart from developing new cements, the laboratory will also play a part in meeting cli...