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Holcim to acquire building solutions provider Cantillana

06 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has entered into an agreement to acquire Cantillana, a key Belgium-based specialty building solutions provider based in Belgium with 2022 estimated net sales of EUR 80 million. With estimated net sales of EUR80m in 2022, Cantillana’s extensive experience in façade construction systems and external thermal insulation composite systems will further strengthen Holcim’s position in building renovation and energy efficiency solutions. It follows  recent acquisitions of PRB Group in France,...

ConcreteZero launch signals net zero markets are ready for cement producers

06 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Helen Clarkson, Climate Group CEO, launches ConcreteZero in Canary Wharf, London, UK Helen Clarkson, CEO of Climate Group, launched the ConcreteZero initiative in London, UK, yesterday with the aim to drive climate action fast and net zero carbon emissions for the cement and concrete sectors. “ConcreteZero will create prosperity for all, by forming networks of businesses and governments together to really unlock the power of collective action,” said Ms Clarkson, “This is to m...

Italy’s cement output expands 3% in April

04 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Cement production in Italy advanced by three per cent in April 2022 when compared with the 2015 baseline index of 100, according to Federbeton, the country’s concrete association. On a YoY basis April and year to date (YtD) output declined by two and three per cent, respectively. Cement prices increased seven percentage point when compared with March 2022 but when compared with the 2015 index, they were up 64 per cent. Cement trade Grey cement imports advanced 11 per cent YoY to 136,125...

Titan Group donates to fire prevention programme

04 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Titan Group and the Pavlou and Alexandra Kanellopoulou Foundation (PAKF) are donating EUR1m towards the prevention and response to forest fires, the reconstruction programme of northern Evia, the elaboration of climate risk studies and the implementation of an education and awareness programmes for fire prevention. The contribution to the Reconstruction Programme of Northern Evia includes the allocation of two special vehicles of firefighting and civil protection for the region...

Spain’s cement industry raises local social investments to EUR5.2m in 2021-22

01 July 2022, Published under Cement News

The cement industry in Spain has increased its social investments in the communities where it operates its 32 plants by 79 per cent to EUR5.2m in the last two years, reports the Spanish cement association, OFICEMEN. The findings were published in the latest Study on corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the cement sector, which has been carried out on alternate years since 2014 by the Cement Labour Foundation and the Environment (CEMA Foundation), in collaboration with Forética. Given t...

CPI EuroMix supports forestry initiative

01 July 2022, Published under Cement News

UK-based dry silo mortar producer CPI EuroMix is participating in a carbon-friendly forestry initiative as part of its sustainability commitment. The company is supporting the planting and maintenance of around 30ha of woodland with 80,000 trees at Corwar foresty, Dumfries, Scotland. The scheme, which is operated in conjunction with Potanow Forestry and Tilhill Forestry, is expected to sequester an estimated 5000t of carbon over the next 40 years – equivalent to more than one year's deliveri...

La Malle plant to use biomass to reduce sulphur emissions

30 June 2022, Published under Cement News

After investing EUR10m over the past two years to improve its environmental performance, Lafarge France ’s La Malle plant, located in Bouc Bel Air, is continuing its emissions reduction strategy by investing nearly EUR1m additional in its equipment. The objective is to welcome a new sulphur-free fuel from the circular economy as well as wood fines, and to reduce sulphur emissions by 10 per cent through the use of alternative fuels. La Malle plant ( Holcim group ) agreed on 29 April to ...

Enva opens new fly ash recycling plant in Scotland

30 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Enva has opened its new GBP1.5m (US$1.8m) ash recyling plant in Paisley, Scotland, UK. The new works will treat up to 20,000tpa of fly ash from biomass and energy from waste (EfW) facilities. The ash, which would previously have been destined for disposal in hazardous landfill sites, is washed to remove contaminants and then combined with other materials to create a sustainble, concrete product. Enva worked on the project with Anglo Scottish Concrete Holdings (ASCH), a long-established concr...

Ecocem welcomes new national sales manager UK

29 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Ecocem has appointed Mark Till as national sales manager for the UK. Mr Till, an employee of Ecocem GB for the past three years, brings over 20 years of construction experience to his new role. Prior to joining Ecocem, he worked in the admixture industry and has an in-depth knowledge of the UK concrete and cement markets. Commenting on Mr Till's appointment, Micheál McKittrick, managing director of Ecocem Northern Europe, said, "Mark has been instrumental in our success in the UK market o...

The growing need to recycle concrete safely and responsibly

24 June 2022, Published under Cement News

This week Holcim announced that it has successfully created the first clinker made entirely of recycled minerals and concrete. The circular economy can be truly closed in a circle if concrete can be reused to make clinker and in turn cement. Holcim believes the process will improve decarbonisation of the industry and help to reach net-zero emissions. However, there are many arguments against the recycling concrete for new buildings and cement manufacture. Holcim's breakthrough research a...