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INSEE Cement starts production of Portland composite cement

13 July 2022, Published under Cement News

INSEE Cement (Lanka) Ltd has extended production of its Portland composite cement (PCC) to its Ruhunu cement plant , increasing production of the new SLS 1697 product to meet the growing demand of the local market. Engineered with INSEE’s trademarked SmartAct Technology, PCC's unique composition of multiple minerals addition undergoes a triple reaction consisting of hydration, pozzolanic and nucleation that increases strength build-up at each level of maturity. The triple reaction also...

India champions blended cements

06 May 2022, Published under Cement News

India's production of ordinary Portland cement (OPC) continues to fall as the manufacture of blended cements, such as Portland pozzolana cement (PPC), Portland slag cement (PSC) and composite cements based on granulated blastfurnace slag and fly ash, increase on the back of strong demand. Blended cements currently account for 73 per cent of total cement production in India, compared to 27 per cent for OPC, according to the recent GCCA India report, ‘Blended cement - green, durable & sustain...

Holcim transitions leading US plants to blended cement production

20 January 2022, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim US (Holcim group) has announced that its cement plants in Ste Genevieve and Alpena, Michigan, have transitioned to OneCem ® Portland limestone cement (PLC) production, following  the successful transition of the company's cement plant in Midlothian, Texas, last year. Portland limestone cement is a blended cement with a higher limestone content, which results in a product that works the same, measures the same, and performs the same, but with a reduction in carbon footprint...

Canada’s low-carbon transition

14 January 2021, Published under Cement News

While the coronavirus pandemic has impacted cement demand in Canada, the country’s cement industry continues to work towards a low-carbon cement sector. ICR speaks with Adam Auer, environment and sustainability vice president of the Cement Association of Canada, about the industry’s drive towards decarbonisation. Adam Auer, Cement Association of Canada, highlights the steps taken by the industry towards a low-carbon cement sector Canada’s cement market started 2020 ...

Kesoram Industries plans geographical expansion

31 July 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Kesoram Industries (Birla Group) has announced that it will look to increase the geographical spread of its cement business across India. Currently, the company has 7.5Mta of capacity focussed in the southern region. "We shall now explore high-margin markets in the country to improve bottom-line. Now, we are in south and a small part of west, we shall spread further," said P Radhakrishnan, CFO. The company will also look to concentrate more on blended cement than OPC, according to ...

Lafarge Cement UK increase concrete longevity with Lafarge Endure SR

06 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement UK (part of Aggregate Industries and LafargeHocim group) has launched a new high-performance, low-carbon, blended cement called Lafarge Endure SR. The new CEM II cement is a blend of clinker and Portland fly ash to produce a cement with a lower embodied CO 2 and improved plastic and hardened properties when used in concrete.  Endure SR is also resistant to sulphates, making it suitable for a wider variety of ground projects than CEM I blends. It has DC-4 durability standard ...

The blending menu

10 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Blended cement is the focus of this month’s Technical Forum, namely the complexities of understanding its classification and labelling under the European EN 197 system. The moderator also takes a look at the reasons for the high level of blending activities in inland South Africa and why tensions in the domestic market have led to consolidation with cement producers acquiring cement blenders or setting up their own operations. The inland market of South Africa is one where the product...

Philippines: CeMap President calls for greater use of blended cement

09 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) has requested that the government to change its policies relating to the use of ordinary Portland cement (OPC) in public infrastructure projects so that the country can achieve its goal of cutting carbon emissions by 70 per cent by 2030. With the support of scientific data signed by respected experts,CeMAP president, Ernesto Ordoñez, said CeMAP is calling for the backing of the Climate Change Commission to further boost its pu...

Chile: Cementos BioBio to use fly ash

20 March 2014, Published under Cement News

Cementos BioBio’s Antofagasta works in the north of Chile and E-CL have signed a contract to use fly ash in the production of cement. After a long development and testing process, ash from the Central Térmica Andina and Central Térmica Hornitos thermal power stations in Mejillones will replace natural pozzolans use in the cement production process. The project will bring considerable environmental benefits as the cement works will use around 70 per cent of the ash produced by the powe...

ACC inaugurates blended cement facility, India

11 February 2014, Published under Cement News

ACC has inaugurated a blended cement plant at Padubidri in Udupi district in the Karnataka state of India. The unit will use fly ash from Udupi Power Corporation’s thermal power plant in Udupi, PN Iyer, chief executive (South) of ACC Ltd, told those in attendance. Clinker from ACC’s plant at Wadi in Gulbarga district will be used for the production of blended cement. The new facility has a capacity of 30,000t per month and will cater for the cement requirements in coastal Karnataka and Ke...