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Nepal introduces higher cement standard certification

11 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Nepal's government has extended domestic cement grades to three grades by the Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM). Grades 43 and 53 have been added to the 33-grade cement, overturning the previous law that prohibited domestic manufacturers from labelling their cement products higher than grade 33. Nepal's domestic cement producers had been claiming that their cement met international quality standards for grades 43 and 53 and the change in regulations should lessen the dependence...

Georgian Cement Association: 15 of 29 cements tested meet EU standards

21 February 2019, Published under Cement News

A total of 15 out of 29 cement types in Georgia checked for quality meet the European EN197-1 standard, according to the Georgian Cement Association. The remainder use cheap and inappropriate materials, says the association, who coordinates quality control of cement on the Georgian market since 2017.  "We checked 36 samples of cement in November 2018 and only 13 of them met European standards," the association added. The association supports domestic producers in manufacturing a product th...

Ukrcement carries out cement quality study

19 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Ukraine’s cement association, Ukrcement, has carried out a new study into the quality of cement on the consumer market. The research found that over 80 per cent of cement with incorrect labelling was counterfeit. "According to the new quality study of 50 cement bags with wrong labeling, 82 per cent of cement proved to be counterfeit, more than 50 per cent of samples had less weight than declared, 56 per cent with weaker strength were not cement at all, because they did not comply with reg...

Bhutan: Dungsam Cement resumes cement supplies to dam projects

03 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Dungsam Cement Corporation (DCCL) has resumed the supply of cement to two major hydropower projects in Bhutan after deliveries were halted for 10 days, Kuensel Online reports. Contractors working on the Mangdechhu and Punatsangchhu hydropower projects had complained about the quality of cement being supplied by Dungsam and rejected deliveries totalling around 300-450t. Another customer in India also returned 15 truckloads of cement. DCCL’s Deputy Managing Director, Karma Gayleg, explai...

China: consolidation on production capacity by 2020

10 October 2016, Published under Cement News

The China Cement Association (CCA) has advised that the merger of leading cement companies will likely concentrate the industry’s capacity, informing that government that by year end 2020 more than 60 per cent of production capacity would be controlled by the top 10 companies. President of the CCA, Qiao Longde, said, “there are too many cement enterprises, which makes it very hard to utilise resources effectively." The industry is experiencing low efficiency and fragmentation as most plan...

Nigerian cement industry backs 42.5 grade cement

07 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Major cement producers in Nigeria have pledged their commitment to the House of Representatives’ position that 42.5MPa grade cement is to become the minimum standard of cement quality produced in the country. All products that do not meet this benchmark are expected to be withdrawn from the market. The step follows government acceptance of report findings and stakeholder consultation by the Committee on Cement Composition and Pigmentation, which had recommended the 42.5 grade option being...