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Dynamis begins Ta Lung calcinced clay project

21 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Dymanis has won an order to convert the the existing clinker kiln line at Siam Cement ’s Ta Luang plant into a calcined clay production line. Last week, Dynamis calcined clay expert, Julio Zeppone, worked with Ta Luang plant in Thailand to start this C/CLAY project. The project will unite Brazil, Germany, India and Thailand with the single goal, achieving the CO reducing targets with the C/Clay technology from Dynamis and Loesche. Working on the project are Basu Pandey of Loesche, P...

Thailand’s low-carbon transition

22 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s plan to accelerate state investment despite high debt levels is expected to result in favourable construction growth. Meanwhile, the country’s cement industry is in the midst of transforming itself into low-carbon production base using decarbonisation tools already available to the sector as well as exploring emerging solutions. Public investment is projected to remain a key driver, increasing over the next few years in line with the government’s infrastructure plans (© ...

First Graphene successfully completes Phase 2 Trial at Breedon Cement

29 November 2023, Published under Cement News

First Graphene has successfully completed the second phase of graphene-enhanced cement trials in collaboration with Breedon Cement Ltd at the cement producer’s Hope Cement Works. The Phase Two trials used 4t of grinding aid containing PureGRAPH ® to produce an additional 600t of graphene-enhanced cement at the production scale. The focus was on the optimisation of dosing methods at an increased graphene loading level, with the resulting formulation change in the grinding aid. The stage bu...

Thailand pins hopes on Land Bridge Project

21 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s economy grew much slower than expected in the third quarter of 2023. According to the country’s National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC), GDP expanded by just 1.5 per cent over the three-month period, significantly lower than the 2.4 per cent growth estimated by Reuters. The disappointing result, which marks the slowest quarterly expansion this year, is being attributed to poor exports and government spending. TPI Polene also cited Thailand’s manufacturing ...

TPI Polene reports 10% sales drop in 9M23

17 November 2023, Published under Cement News

TPI Polene ’s sales performance in the 9M23 was 10 per cent lower YoY to THB33,528m (US$945.5m), while EBITDA generated was down 27 per cent YoY to THB8127m. The main factor for the lower performance this year was the 44 per cent YoY decline in the sales of the Specialty Polymer/Chemical division to THB6488m because of lower product prices and volume disruption early this year due to major maintenance shutdown. The achieved EBITDA was also lower primarily due to the lower spread in specialt...

TPI Polene Plc achieves 5-star corporate governance rating

07 November 2023, Published under Cement News

Both TPI Polene Plc (TPIPL) and TPI Polene Power Plc (TPIPP) have achieved the five-star “Excellent” rating of its Corporate Governance Practices for the year 2023 as assessed by both the Institute of Directors (IOD) and the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) and as published in their “Report of Thai Listed Companies for the Year 2023” (CGR 2023). This marks the first time that both TPIPL and TPIPP achieved the highest Corporate Governance rating in Thailand. In a statement TPIPL and TPIP...

Siam Cement puts chemicals IPO on hold

30 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Thailand-based Siam Cement has announced that it is postponing the initial public offering (IPO) of its SCG Chemicals business. According to Reuters News, the decision is due to unfavourable market conditions but the company plans to proceed with the IPO once conditions improve. The IPO approval date has been extended until 4 October 2023 but cannot be extended any further after that date. The company has reported a seven per cent YoY decline in its shares this year. Thailand has als...

Unlocking opportunities

07 August 2023, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s dumpsites contain close to 190Mt of low-quality plastic waste, comprising mainly degraded and aged materials that pose challenges in terms of economically viable recycling methods. SINTEF looks at the potential opportunities offered by co-processing in the cement industry. By Anneli Alatalo Paulsen, Dr Kåre Helge Karstensen and Palash Kumar Saha, Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF), Norway. Figure 1: the Bor Ngern dumpsite in Thailand Plastic’s ...

Siam Cement receives world's largest battery production facility

28 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Rondo Energy, in partnership with Siam Cement Group (SCG),has announced plans for the world's largest battery production facility of any kind at 90GWh/year, with 2.4GWh/year already online. This is a game-changer in the world of decarbonisation technologies, resulting in carbon savings equivalent to removing 4m cars from the road each year (or adding 2m EVs), claims Rondo Energy. "Rondo Energy, developer of the Rondo Heat Battery, announced it has partnered with Siam Cement Group to ...

SCG reports domestic cement sales of THB50,800m in 1Q23

10 May 2023, Published under Cement News

SCG reported its operating results for the 1Q23, showing a recovery across all business units, with increased sales and profits boosted by the revival of tourism and China’s border reopening. SCG’s total assets as of 31 March 2023, amounted to THB923,725m (US$27,414m), of which 44 per cent represented assets in ASEAN (excluding Thailand). The Cement-Building Materials segment recorded sales revenue of THB50,800m. The result was  “increasing by three per cent QoQ and similar to the sa...