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Kazakhstan develops new cement regulations

30 April 2021, Published under Cement News

Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Trade and Integration has met with the country’s cement and concrete association, QazCem, to discuss the illegal circulation of counterfeit cement. "Today, Kazakh cement is of high quality and is competitive both in the domestic and foreign markets," said the Minister of Trade and Integration, Bakhyt Sultanov. "We have the second-generation plants. But, unfortunately, there is counterfeit, cheap cement on the market." The meetings were held to develop adjustments ...

Philippine government's first testing facility set to open in 3Q21

11 January 2021, Published under Cement News

The Philippines could see its first government facility to evaluate cement quality begin operations by the 3Q21. Once operational, the unit would allow producers to have their products tested by the government. "Our procurement of equipment is now ongoing, so we can conduct testing by third quarter," said Neil P Catajay, director of the Bureau of Philippine Standards (BPS). Currently, producers have to dispatch their product to private firms, who in turn send the results to the BPS for...

PhilCement responds to standards compliance claim

01 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers of the Philippines (CeMAP) has reported a potential standards compliance issue against PhilCement Corp to the country’s Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), according to the Manila Bulletin. CeMAP Executive Director, Cirilo Pestaño, raised the "possible non-compliance of PhilCement Corp’s Union V Super Strength 40 Type 1P cement to Philippine National Standards (PNS) and Department Administrative Order (DAO) 17-06, or the new rules covering cement in the countr...

Mangala Cement Udyog told to withdraw product from market

14 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) has barred Mangala Cement Udyog from selling certain products after they failed to meet the quality standard. During a market inspection, NBSM found Mangala Cement Udyog's PPC Ohm Mangala cement defective. According to NBSM officials, the collected specimen of cement had a compressive strength of 14MPa for three days and 19MPa for seven days. The NBSM-prescribed standards for the products are 16MPa and 22MPa, respectively. According to the NB...

Bureau of Indian Standards issues first licence for microfine OPC production

09 July 2020, Published under Cement News

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has granted the country’s first licence for the manufacture of microfine ordinary Portland cement and ultrafine ground granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) to Counto Microfine Products. The company is a joint venture between Ambuja Cements and Alcon group and has one of the largest manufacturing facilities for microfine materials in Goa. The Goan firm will now be able to produce and sell the products with an assurance on the quality and reliability of th...

Panama improves cement quality requirements and standards

30 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Panama’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Ramón Martínez, signed two ministerial resolutions aimed at improving the requirements and standards of cement quality, both for domestic and imported cement. The new technical standard DGNTI-COPANIT 5-2019 of building, building materials, hydraulic cement sets out the chemical, physical and performance requirements of general and specialised cements, as well as the packaging, transportation, storage and use requirements. The Technical Regulation...

Aliénor Ciments awarded first NF Hydraulic Binder certification

25 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Less than a year after commissioning its cement plant at Tonneins, Aliénor Ciments has been awarded its first NF Hydraulic Binder certification. The certification relates to its CEM I 52.5 R CE CP2 NF product. The certification attests that the cement complies with the standards and additional requirements by Afnor Certification and allows the Cem’In’Eu subsidiary to display the NF mark on the packaging of the company’s relevant products and transport vehicles.

A batch of Nepalese cement licences are suspended

04 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) has suspended licences to produce cement for several companies in Nepal after they failed to meet manufacturing standards. Among the companies facing action are Dang-based Ghorahi Cement, Mega Cement of Jhapa, Narayani Cement Industry of Bara, International Cement in Birgunj, Gorakhkali Cement Industries of Jhapa, Annapurna Cement in Morang, MJP Cement and Ganapati Cement of Kapilvastu, Hongsi Cement Industry of Nawalparasi, Arghakhanchi Ce...

Ghana building code is launched

02 November 2018, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers Association of Ghana (CMAG) has made a comprehensive 'Ghana Building Code' to ensure cement sold in the country is within the standards specified in the code. CMAG's Executive Secretary, Rev Dr George Dawson-Ahmoah believes the code will serve as a check to flush out sib-standard cement on the market. The code was launched by by Vice  President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia. It consists of 38 parts and 1700 pages covering the essential areas of safe operation of the buildin...

30 years of industry

02 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Ahead of ICR celebrating the 30th anniversary of its first publication in July, this month’s Technical Forum reflects on what has changed in the industry over the past 30 years. By Dr Michael Clark, UK. Falling oil prices helped shape the 1988-98 period For the moderator of the Technical Forum, Dr Michael Clark, an appropriate way to begin such a review of the industry is to remember where he was at the time. In July 1988 Mr Clark was an employee of Blue Circle (UK) on secondmen...