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03 October 2013, Published under Cement News

Cimpor is expanding in South America in all three countries that it serves. The new works in Paraguay, in which Cimpor has a 35 per cent interest share with Votorantim holding a similar stake, will come on-stream during October, possibly replacing imports from Cimpor's Argentine subsidiary. Cimpor is planning a new cement works in Argentina's western province San Juan, to strengthen its position as market leader in Argentina. Cimpor is also planning to enter the northern parts of Br...

Helping the UAE to thrive

19 March 2013, Published under Cement News

With a raft of new development projects recently announced in the United Arab Emirates on the back of renewed investor confidence, the future for the local construction industry looks promising over the next few years. With a new 4.5Mta works at Al Ain, the UAE’s Arkan Building Material Company is poised to play a significant role. Arkan Building Material Co explains. Arkan Building Materials Co's new Al Ain cement works is part of an integrated building materials portfolio that wi...

African transformations

28 January 2013, Published under Cement News

South Africa-based cement producer PPC embarked on an extensive modernisation and expansion programme to meet future demand with competitive and energy-efficient plants which comply with future changes to the country’s environmental legislation. However, the company’s drive for transformation touches beyond the purely technological. By Pretoria Portland Cement, South Africa. The upgraded kiln line 6 at PPC’s De Hoek plant boasts a new grate cooler and indirect firing system with mu...

China: ready for a new era?

23 March 2012, Published under Cement News

The 13th China International Cement Industry Exhibition and Cement Conference 2012, which takes place between 28-30 March, is an opportunity for a full gathering of Chinese government officials and industry experts to discuss the state of the country’s cement sector. ICR will be in attendance and is keen to hear what might be expected in the next phase of China’s development. Although construction continues to grow, cement producers are expected to see competition for markets intensif...