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Republic Cement teams up with fast food giant to tackle plastic waste

06 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Republic Cement is working alongside fast food giant Jollibee Foods Corp (JFC) to reduce plastic packaging waste. Under the agreement, JFC will recover its post-consumer plastic packaging waste and rather than sending it to landfill, it will be sent to Republic Cement where it will be used as an alternative fuel. According to Philstar, the deal includes JFC’s wholly-owned brands in the Philippines as well as its franchised brands, including Burger King.  “Republic Cement provides a ver...

Republic Cement to use plastic waste as fuel

12 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Republic Cement & Building Materials Inc , a member of the Aboitiz Group, has partnered with household and personal care products manufacturer ACS Manufacturing Corp in a bid to reduce plastic pollution. The cement maker said in a statement that, under this partnership, ACS will be disposing of their qualified residual waste through ecoloop, Republic Cement’s official co-processing and resource recovery group.    “ACS is proud to enter into this partnership with Republic Cement and ecol...

Republic Cement works with landfill company to divert waste

19 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Pilotage, a sanitary landfill located in San Pedro, Laguna, Philippines, is adopting innovative segregation and diversion techniques to recover valuable materials, including recyclable plastics, metal and tin cans, glass bottles, and residual plastic waste, from the waste stream. This waste is then diverted to the appropriate recycling facilities or for co-processing at cement plants. In early April Pilotage resident Dan Miranda visited Republic Cement ’s Teresa plant to further und...

Vietnam continues to dominate imports in the Philippines

07 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Vietnam’s dominance of cement imports in the Philippines continues to cause concern for local producers. With local demand expected to reach 66Mt in 2025, the Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) has revealed data showing that Vietnamese cement accounts for the bulk of cement imports while deliveries from the rest of the world continue to shrink, according to the Manila Bulletin.   In 2021 the Philippines imported 7.107Mt of cement, of which Vietnam accounted for 6....

Republic Cement aims to double plastic co-processing by 2021

04 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Republic Cement’s resource recovery arm, ecoloop, plans to co-process a minimum of 10m plastic sachets or bags per day at its plant in the Philippines by the beginning of next year. "It's going to be double what we are currently doing, and it's just the beginning," said Angela Edralin-Valencia, ecoloop director.

Republic Cement forecasts recovery for next year

06 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Nabil Francis, president and chief executive officer of Philippine-based Republic Cement, expects the country’s cement market to decline by 15 per cent YoY this year, before bouncing back in 2021. "In 2021, we will get back to 35Mt for the total market, which is more or less the level that we reached in 2019," said the CEO at an Aboitiz virtual media briefing. "Definitely, it's going to be boosted by the ambitious infrastructure programme – the 'Build, Build, Build' programme of the go...

Republic Cement to increase capacity by up to 25%

11 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Philippines-based Republic Cement has announced plans to expand capacity by up to 25 per cent next year on the back of increased demand for cement products. "Our capacity is hovering around 7.5Mta. We will increase it by close to 25 per cent by next year," said Nabil Francis, president, Republic Cement. The president of the company added that the plans were a reaction to the government’s call to reduce dependence on imports. "The local industry needs to continue to invest and to modernis...

Republic Cement to co-process Nestlé Philippines' plastic waste

17 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Nestlé Philippines and Republic Cement (CRH-Aboitiz) have entered into an agreement to co-process post-consumer plastic waste in the company’s cement kilns.  "We are happy to partner with Nestlé Philippines and to help address pollution from residual plastics and sachets. This is a win-win situation for us and the environment. Together, we can build a greener, stronger Republic," said Nabil Francis, director of Republic Cement. In April 2018 Nestlé globally announced a commitment that 100...

Republic Cement launches Kapit-Balay masonry cement

08 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Philippine cement producer Republic Cement introduced its Kapit-Balay masonry cement to the market at its Partners’ Night at the Maayo Hotel, Mandaue City, Cebu. Kapit-Balay cement is a Type S high-strength masonry cement optimised for ease of application and adhesion. It is suitable for plastering, brick or block laying and filling. With a lower clinker-to-cement ratio due to its light micro-materials, its production delivers a cement with a lower carbon footprint. 

Republic Cement CEO elected head of ECCP

30 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The President of Republic Cement, Nabil Francis, has been elected as the new head of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP). "At Republic Cement, we recognise the hard work and the many good things that the Chamber has done over the past years and I look forward to continuing this during my term," said Mr Francis. Mr Francis will be replacing Guenter Taus, who will be leaving the chamber after three years since he is no longer part of any ECCP member company. "We a...