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thyssenkrupp announces new CEO

19 April 2024, Published under Cement News

thyssenkrupp has announced the appointment of Christian Myland as the new chief executive officer of thyssenkrupp Polysius, effective 1 June 2024. He succeeds Pablo Hofelich, who has decided to take on a new professional challenge outside thyssenkrupp.  Mr Myland brings more than 16 years of corporate experience to his new position. In addition to various roles and management functions in Germany and abroad, including at thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG and thyssenkrupp Steel Americas as w...

First Graphene announces third trial at Breedon

18 April 2024, Published under Cement News

First Graphene will start the third trial of its PureGRAPH-CEM ® under full-scale production conditions at the UK’s largest cement producer, Breedon Cement . Following the start of the trial in the 1QFY24-25, the company expects to produce up to 1000t of graphene-enhanced cement at Breedon’s Hope Cement Works in Derbyshire, UK. The new product is based on a PureGRAPH ® grade with a particle size distribution and morphology optimised for use in cement grinding mills, which will enable ...

Almost 100 start-ups apply for CCUS Innovandi Open Challenge

18 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Nearly 100 tech start-ups from across the globe have applied for a pioneering international programme that offers the chance to work with leading cement and concrete manufacturers on decarbonising the world’s most-used man-made materials. The Innovandi Open Challenge is run by the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), which is working with leading manufacturers on the industry’s net zero mission. The development of new technologies is a key part of the industry’s net zero road...

CEMEX UK supports Port of Tilbury dredging campaign

18 April 2024, Published under Cement News

CEMEX UK has used the dredging expertise of its UK Marine team to support the Port of Tilbury, with essential dredging to the working berths along the River Thames. The work carried out by the CEMEX team has helped to ensure that the berths are maintained to their designated depths to ensure that vessels from barges to 100,000t ships can access the quayside. The Port of Tilbury is one of the UK’s largest ports and is located just 22 nautical miles east of central London with 56 operatio...

Heidelberg Materials Hellas in partnership with Sympower

12 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Greece-based Heidelberg Materials Hellas is working with energy specialist Sympower to “unlock and monetise” the cement producer’s energy-intensive equipment. According to Sympower, the partnership marks a significant step in accelerating Greece’s energy transition and strengthening its electricity grid.  By utilising three of Heidelberg Materials Hellas’ cement mills and one of its raw mills, Sympower will optimise their energy flexibility and provide their capacity to Greece’s balanci...

Betolar scoops Finnish innovation award

12 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Betolar has won the Finnish Chemical Society’s Circular Economy Innovation Award in recognition of its chemistry business idea that offers both environmental and economic benefits.  Betolar's method, industrial waste and side streams can be converted into low-carbon building materials for the needs of mining and construction. This geopolymer-based building material can reduce the carbon footprint by using standardised industrial side streams, such as fly ash and blastfurnace slag. Produc...

RHI Magnesita to acquire Resco Group

11 April 2024, Published under Cement News

RHI Magnesita has announced plans to acquire US-based Resco Group, a manufacturer of alumina and refractories. The deal is reported to be worth up to US$430m, says Reuters. According to RHI Magnesita, the move will accelerate its growth in alumina-based refractories and enable it to offer its US customer base an improved range of products.  “The acquisition advances our 'local for local' production strategy and will shorten supply chains, improve our speed of reaction, and increase the se...

Aggregate Industries announces Port of Liverpool Super Shed

11 April 2024, Published under Cement News

As part of a long-term plan to support increased demand for cementitious products across the UK construction market, Aggregate Industries (AIUK) has announced a significant investment into a new ‘super shed’ at the Port of Liverpool. Owned by the UK’s second-largest port operator, Peel Ports Group, the substantial new import facility will facilitate the storage of more than 40,000t of cementitious products at any one time. AIUK ( Holcim Group ) has made a long-term commitment to the ...

Local authority spending underpinning Italian cement demand

10 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Italian cement output started the year strongly, expanding 14 per cent YoY in January 2024, according to the Italian concrete association, Federbeton. This follows a seven per cent expansion in December 2023.   Import and export data, which lag production data by one month, show grey cement imports increased by 10 per cent YoY to 126,803t in December 2023, with a total CIF value of EUR11.9m or EUR94/t as value per tonne, up from EUR87/t in November. For 2023 as a whole, import volumes were u...

Saint-Gobain acquires Canada-based Bailey Group

09 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Saint-Gobain has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of The Bailey Group Companies, consisting of Bailey-Hunt Ltd and its subsidiaries, a privately owned manufacturer of metal building solutions for light construction in Canada, for CAD880m (US$651.8m) in cash. Bailey is a leading player in metal framing in Canada, posting sales of CAD532m in 2023. With a 75-year history, it operates 12 manufacturing plants across Canada and has been a long-standing partner of Saint...