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Ecocem and Taylor Woodrow pour first ultra-low carbon concrete in the UK

11 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Ecocem and Taylor Woodrow have conducted their first pour of Exegy® ultra-low carbon concrete in the UK. Developed over four years by Ecocem and VINCI Construction, Ecocem Ultra forms part of VINCI Construction’s Exegy ® ultra-low carbon concrete range, and is already being used on a pilot site of the Grand Paris Express and in the construction of the Athletes’ Village in Paris for summer 2024. Significantly reducing the CO 2 footprint of any project on which it is used, E...

Argos USA ready-mix to settle alleged price-fixing case

06 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Argos group's ready-mix concrete subsidiary, Argos USA, is to settle a US$20m payment over an alleged price-fixing cartel involving several members of staff in the state of Georgia, USA. According to the US Department of Justice, Argos USA "admitted to participating in the charged conspiracy, and agreed to cooperate fully with the Antitrust Division's ongoing criminal investigation and prosecution of others involved in this conspiracy." Argos USA's management stated that the alleged pric...

Cemex launches carbon-free Virtua® concrete

28 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex SAB de CV has announced that its first net-zero carbon concrete called Vertua ® will soon be available worldwide. Vertua ® is a family of low-carbon products and the first net-zero CO 2 concrete will be used in several European countries in flagship infrastructure projects. Virtua ® has been developed with an innovative geoploymer binder solution created by Cemex's Research and Development Centre in Switzerland. This solution has a reduced carbon footprint of   70 per cent with...

European building materials sector shows resilience

17 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Following the downturn in activity for the French construction materials sector in April, the following month saw the beginnings of a sequential recovery and even more impressive results were noted in June, according to a CIC Market Solutions (France) report. The country’s ready-mix sector saw activity return from -62 per cent YoY in April to +14-20 per cent in June, while distribution activity recovered to +12-14 per cent in the same month. The positive boost for the sector has stimulate...

MPA UK Concrete releases framework for net negative emissions roadmap

16 June 2020, Published under Cement News

MPA UK Concrete, the group representing the UK concrete industry, has developed a framework to help inform the delivery of an ambitious roadmap for the UK concrete and cement sector to achieve net negative emissions by 2050. The roadmap will also be used to inform net zero strategies for other mineral products, including aggregates, asphalt, dimension stone, lime, mortar and silica sand, says the Mineral Products Association (MPA). UK Concrete is exploring the use of existing and emerging t...

Al Tasnim Cement opens ready-mix plant in Oman

14 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Al Tasnim Cement Products Division has launched its new ready-mix plant in Duqm, Al-Wusta, Oman. The plant is situated in the industrial Special Economic Zone and will produce durable concrete. This new ready-mix factory has an installed capacity of 425m 3 /h, and is suported by three batching plants in Duqm and one onsite batching plant in RaMakaz. Pankaj Zaveri, director at Al Tasnim Cements Products, said, "Al Tasnim Group the leading supplier of Ready Mixed Concrete in the Sultanate of...

Ambuja Cement to support cement activities with RMC and aggregate acquisitions

15 July 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim-owned Ambuja Cement is looking to acquire capacity in ready-mix concrete (RMC) and aggregates business to fuel growth, according to The Business Standard, citing a company official. Analysts see the move as a step towards being a building materials company and not solely a cement maker. “Globally, cement giants have looked at developing a building materials image and not just as a cement manufacturer and the focus of Ambuja (Holcim Group) appears to be on similar lines. The fo...

GCCA teams up with Concrete Sustainability Council

12 April 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has announced that it is formally joining the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC) – adding its support to the certification system for the sustainability performance of concrete plants and their supply chain across the globe. The CSC is the industry-recognised authentication system, with more than 160 plants certified to its standards across eight different countries. Commenting on GCCA's new membership, CSC Chairman, Dr Christian Artelt...

Votorantim acquires New York ready-mix and aggregates business

21 March 2019, Published under Cement News

US-based ready-mix concrete, aggregates and building materials supplier United Materials has been acquired by Votorantim  Cimentos North America. Located in Depew, New York, United Materials has 140 employees and operates four ready-mix plants, one aggregate quarry and two building supply retail outlets in the region. Peter J Romano Jr, executive general manager of United Materials, said the new ownership "brings a wealth of experience in our business and a long history in North America. T...

LafargeHolcim acquires Colorado River Concrete

13 March 2019, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has completed its second US acquisition of 2019, adding Texas-based Colorado River Concrete to its list of ready-mix producers. The company serves customers in the southwestern Dallas/Fort Worth area and parts of west Texas. The new deal follows the acquisition of Transit Mix Concrete Co on 1 February this year.