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TCMA signs an MoU on clinker substitution with government ministries and 16 organisations

17 September 2020, Published under Cement News

The Thai Cement Manufacturers Association (TCMA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with several ministries and 16 organisations to reduce carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emission by at least 300,000t CO 2 by 2022 through clinker substitution. The MoU is for "The Integrating Collaboration on Climate Change Management for Thailand Achieving Target of Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction-Industrial Processes and Product Use (IPPU) Sector: Substitution of Clinker Substance." Mr Chana Poomee...

Siam Cement Group releases results for Philippine operations

20 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s Siam Cement Group has reported a 39 per cent YoY decline in revenue to PHP5.34bn (US$109.7m) from its Philippine operations for the first half of the year, on the back of a weak performance in its building materials business, reports The Philippine Star. In the 2Q20, the company’s local operations posted a 53 per cent decrease in revenue to PHP2bn. The news follows the release of SCG’s overall results last week, which saw a 33 per cent YoY rise in profit for the second quarter...

SCG sees dip in Vietnam's revenue from sales

06 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s Siam Cement Group (SCG) has seen its revenue from sales in Vietnam drop five per cent YoY to VND13.1trn (US$564.6m) in the first half of 2020, according to Vietnam News. The figure accounted for 8.8 per cent of SCG’s total revenue during the six-month period. In the 2Q20, its revenue from sales in the country reached VND7trn, equivalent to 40 per cent of the total revenue from ASEAN markets, excluding Thailand, compared to 30 per cent in 2019.

Refractories for AF-fired kilns

22 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The use of alternative fuels (AFs) has seen increasing demand being placed upon refractories. The Siam Refractory Industry Co Ltd has developed a third-generation refractory brick especially for the coating zone of the cement kiln where coating build-ups are unstable or coating areas shift. By Pannawit Ngaochai, The Siam Refractory Industry Co Ltd, Thailand. Figure 1: MultiMag performance after 704 days of continuous operation in an 4500tpd cement kiln in Thailand (photo taken in N...

Saraburi’s smart grinding

15 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Siam City Cement Public Co Ltd (SCCC) has upgraded the raw material grinding unit at its Saraburi plant, Thailand, with a COMFLEX® system, engineered and supplied by KHD. The project has enabled the cement producer to reduce its power consumption and improve the flexibility of its grinding operations. By Weera Ploypai and Prapan Sindhurattavej, Siam City Cement Public Co, Thailand, and Kai Weider and Carsten Eckert, KHD Humboldt Wedag, Germany. Siam City Cement Public Co Ltd modernise...

Siam Cement receives approval to set up IPO for packaging unit

29 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand has given Siam Cement PCL approval to go ahead with its plans for an initial public offer of its packaging unit. SCG Packaging Public Co along with its financial advisor is assessing the current situation, including that of the equity capital markets, and confidence level of both Thai and international investors, said Siam Cement. "Once the overall situation becomes clearer and more conducive, SCGP will proceed with its IPO and the listi...

Siam Cement Plc cement sales down 4% in 1Q20

14 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Thailand's Siam Cement Plc reported profits of THB6971m (US$217.1m), down two per cent QoQ and EBITDA slipped to THB15,424m down 126 per cent. Revenue from sales was steady at THB105,741m, with increased revenues from cement-building materials and the packaging business offsetting decreases from the chemicals division. First-quarter revenue from sales in the cement-building materials business registered THB46,245m, decreasing four per cent YoY, due to lower sales in domestic market. However...

SCG reports 6% fall in revenue in the 1Q20

30 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s Siam Cement Group (SCG) has seen a six per cent YoY drop in revenue to THB105bn in the first quarter of 2020. Profit decreased 40 per cent YoY to THB6.97bn, due to the declining performance of its chemicals business on the back of decreased product margins. The company’s cement building materials segment reported a four per cent YoY decline in revenue to THB46.2bn, attributed to lower sales in the domestic market. Profit was also down two per cent YoY to THB2.7bn, but improved ...

Siam City to wind down production at Saraburi

17 April 2020, Published under Cement News

Thailand’s Siam City Cement will begin to close its Saraburi plant from 1 May as cement demand falls due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to The Nation: Thailand. The company has reportedly seen a reduced amount of orders and therefore will wind down production and labour at Factory 1 from 1 May. However, it is expected to move employees to other plants or allow them to leave by mutual consent.

Asia’s plastic potential

09 March 2020, Published under Cement News

With the highest consumption of plastic in the world and representing two-thirds of global cement production, five Asian countries provide the opportunity to address the worldwide issue of non-recyclable plastic waste. By Dr Kåre Helge Karstensen, Palash Kumar Saha, Eirik Vigerust, Anneli Alatalo Paulsen, Dr Christian John Engelsen and Dr Mehdi Ahmadi, SINTEF, Norway. Collection of plastic in Binh Duong, Vietnam, January 2020 A total of 6.3bnt of plastic waste was created global...