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Iran's annual cement consumption falls by 5.4 per cent in FY2021

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Annual cement consumption in Iran reached 59.87Mt in FY2021, reflecting a YoY contraction of 5.4 per cent, according to the Iran Cement Association.   Consumption in December 2021 was reported at 5.03Mt, marginally ahead on a YoY basis by 0.6 per cent.   Domestic clinker and cement production volumes reached 5.67Mt and 5.38Mt in December, respectively. Meanwhile, the country's clinker and cement export volumes were recorded at 0.99Mt and 0.415Mt, respectively.  

Changing colour

30 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Brown or yellow colours in the clinker core are indicative of unfavourable burning conditions such as reducing conditions in the kiln, according to specialists. At Tehran Cement Co, researchers have carried out a laboratory study into the effect of colour changes in the clinker core on the technical characteristics of cement. By Ali Akbar Kafash Bazari, Tehran Cement R&D Center, Iran, and Mohsen Tadayon, Iran Concrete Association, Iran. Figure 1: microscopic image of clinker with redu...

Limestone specifications

23 November 2021, Published under Cement News

When asked to review the suitability of limestone deposits for cement manufacture, Dr Michael Clark makes a range of important assessments such as what other materials would need to be added to produce a clinker with the required mineral content. The lime content of a limestone deposit is one assessment that needs to be made during an evaluation This author has been asked twice during the pandemic to review data on limestone deposits and their suitability for cement manufacture....

Indonesian clinker exports up but cement exports contract

14 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Indonesian cement producers have seen a 4.7 per cent uptick in clinker exports to 568,819t in April 2020 when compared with clinker export sales of 543,441t reported in April 2019, according to the country’s cement association, ASI. However, cement exports plummeted to 19,300t in April 2020, representing an 83.2 per cent drop when compared with April 2019, when 115,052t of cement was exported from Indonesia. As a result, total cement and clinker exports in April 2020 were down by 10.7 ...

Government urged to use online platform for cement purchases

15 April 2020, Published under Cement News

The Andhra Pradesh government has been urged to use ‘YSR Nirman’, a new online platform designed to help various state departments procure cement for important government infrastructure works. Thumma Vijaya Kumar Reddy, commissioner, said the government proposed to supply cement at a reduced price to the departments in need. The system reportedly helps to reduce the waiting time of buyers and increases accountability and transparency in the process. It will also help producers produce ce...

Overcapacity challenges in Pakistan

11 February 2020, Published under Cement News

At the end of 2019, Pakistan cement production capacity reached to its highest level to meet the local demand and export the surplus production. According to All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), as of December 2019, Pakistan's total cement production capacity exceeded the total production – 59.202Mta of clinker and 62.162Mta of cement. This represents the total production capacity from 17 cement producers, operating 25 plants across the country. Of this total, 12 plants a...

Driving sustainable change

15 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Recent press reports have scrutinised the role of the cement industry in reducing global CO 2 emissions. ICR speaks with Claude Lorea, cement director, and Dr Andrew Minson, concrete and sustainable construction director, of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) about the organisation’s role in reducing CO 2 emissions and driving the sector’s participation in the circular economy. Claude Lorea, cement director, GCCA ICR: We know that cement is a CO 2 -intensive pr...

Creating a voice

04 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) met for its first AGM and symposium at the Corinthia Hotel, London, UK, on Friday, 23 November 2018. With leading CEOs, sustainability, logistics, strategists and co-processing managers, as well as cement and concrete associations in attendance, delegates were informed of an agreed work programme for the GCCA going forward. In addition, the GCCA explained how it will create a voice for the cement and concrete industry, promoting cement as 'th...

M&A in Italy: a step in the right direction

23 June 2017, Published under Cement News

News that Buzzi Unicem is acquiring fellow Italian cement producer Cementizillo SpA is seen as a small but welcome step in the right direction for the fragmented Italian cement industry. Last Friday Buzzi announced it had acquired 47.9 per cent of the share capital of Cementizillo and the remaining 52.1 per cent will be purchased from Mr AG Zillo, the sole director, in early July. The acquisition includes two integrated cement plants at Moncelice and at Fanna and will make Buzzi the clea...

Spain: Port of Seville quadruples cement shipments in 2016

20 January 2017, Published under Cement News

The Port of Seville, Spain, increased its throughput of cement by 481 per cent to 74,200t in 2016. In addition, the port has expanded its business lines and diversified goods accepted by the port. This includes since the start of this year the shipment of clinker, which was previously shipped by other ports in Andalucia. The port’s location close to Portland Valderrivas’ Alcalá de Guadaíra plant has also proved beneficial for such shipments.