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Eagle Materials achieves record revenue

27 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Eagle Materials has reported record revenue of US$511m in the third quarter of fiscal 2023 ended 31 December 2022, marking a YoY increase of 10 per cent. Record net earnings were also seen over the quarter, coming in at US$117m, up 14 per cent YoY, while net earnings per share (EPS) advanced by 26 per cent to US$3.20. Adjusted EBITDA saw growth of 14 per cent YoY to US$199m.  Commenting on the results, Michael Haack, president and CEO of Eagle Materials, said, “We are pleased to announc...

MPA calls for electrification push by UK government

12 January 2023, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has welcomed the UK government’s announcement of the new Energy Bill Discount Scheme (EBDS), extending the Energy Bill Relief Scheme. The broad support available through the EBDS encompasses most of the products manufactured by MPA members, including aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete and industrial minerals. However, the MPA says the proposed support may not be sufficient to maintain the competitiveness of UK manufacturing should prices return to th...

India to implement quality control measures for cement and concrete

21 December 2022, Published under Cement News

India plans to introduce quality control measures for the cement and concrete building materials industries by 2023, according to Reuters. The government reportedly believes that better standards will help the industries comply with international standards, which, in turn, will improve exporting opportunities.

PNG’s new plant prospects

14 June 2022, Published under Cement News

When Australia-based development company Mayur Resources discovered 382Mt of high-grade limestone resources adjacent to the ocean just 25km from Papua New Guinea’s capital Port Moresby in 2016, it was a moment of excitement. Since then, the company has been developing the Central Cement & Lime Manufacturing facility at Port Kido and, despite COVID-19 impacts, advances are being made and the prospects are promising. By Mayur Resources, Australia. Mayur Resources’ Central Cement & Lime ...

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...