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LC3: a promising alternative

16 July 2018, Published under Cement News

The drive for a sustainable construction industry has triggered the development of a range of building materials that serve as sustainable alternatives to Portland cement. The development of limestone calcined clay cements (LC 3 ) offers a glimpse into the future of building materials. By Karen Scrivener, Franco Zunino, François Avet and Wilasinee Hangpongpun, EPFL STI IMX LMC, Switzerland, and Anne Dekeukelaere and Laurent Grimmeissen, Cementis Consulting, Switzerland. Figure 1: SE m...

Germany: a positive outlook?

31 October 2016, Published under Cement News

As the German economy continues to expand, investment in construction is rising. However, the recovery of the key market appears to be slowing and cement demand in 2015 slipped when compared to the previous year’s volumes. But with imports declining and exports recovering, the outlook for domestic cement producers is improving. Will Germany's cement producers be able to look forward to a continued recovery in the domestic construction market? The German economy expanded 1.7 per ...

Cement to light roads

13 May 2016, Published under Cement News

Dr José Carlos Rubio, researcher at Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo in Morelia, Mexico, has found a creative solution to light streets and highways in the evening without using power: cement. By modifying the fine structure of cement, Dr Rubio has produced a variety that appears to glow in the dark. His cement without crystal flakes can absorb sun-powered energy and radiate it as light during the evening for up to 12 hours, reducing the use of electricity.

Pakistani cement industry weak due to lack of innovation

24 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Pakistan is lagging behind in introducing different types of cement for use in different projects. Most construction requirements are met by ordinary Portland cement (OPC). This puts the industry at a disadvantage in the international market, says Pakistan’s Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Company (Tusdec). “The construction sector is expanding and there is dire need to introduce new cement qualities in Pakistan for better efficiency and cost reduction,” said Nabeel Asghar, Tu...