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Bangladesh sees imports of raw materials rise

07 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The import of raw materials used in cement production has increased in recent months despite raw material prices increasing. In the July-August 2022 period a total of 5.12Mt of clinker, granulated slag, limestone, gypsum and fly ash were imported. The imports represent a value of BDT23.038bn (US$242.4m), up 34 per cent YoY. Clinker prices have increased 17.5 per cent YoY to US$62.14 on average. To safeguard profit margins cement producers have increased the price per bag on the back of a U...

PT Cemindo Gemilang barge breaks and spills clinker

15 July 2022, Published under Cement News

A barge loaded with clinker has been severely damaged in the middle at the wharf of a cement factory owned by PT Cemindo Gemilang located in Bayah district, Lebak regency, Banten, Indonesia. The barge was loaded with about 8000m 3 of clinker and suffered a fracture in the middle of the hull after loading on 11 July 2022. As a result of the broken barge, thousands of tonnes of clinker spilled onto the Bayah coast. The barge was evacuated for rescue by the TB Johan Jaya 130 assist t...

Holcim launches world-first 100% recycled clinker

21 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has produced the world’s first clinker made entirely of recycled minerals at its plant in Altkirch, France. Making clinker from recycled material is a key breakthrough in driving circular construction. The recycled clinker is fully compliant with European standards and will be used to produce 100 per cent recycled cement. By mixing the 100 per cent recycled cement with recycled water, recycled rebar and other recycled components, 100 per cent recycled concrete is scheduled for deliv...

Algerian port exports record clinker levels in 4M22

26 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The port company of Skikda in Algeria has exceeded its annual clinker export target set at 274,907t, by exporting more than 325,000t in the first four months of the year, according to Abdelmalek Hamidecha, the company's communication and information officer. The increase in clinker exports at the port has been enabled through facilitation measures taken to encourage and support economic operators and promote exports. The clinker was exported from the port to Germany, France, Great Britain...

Cementos del Tajo starts rail transport for clinker imports

24 May 2022, Published under Cement News

The Toledo company Cementos del Tajo (G2 Hormigón group) will transport clinker by train from the port of Cartagena in southern Spain to Noblejas (Toledo), central Spain. The company has needed a special authorisation from network rail company Adif to take the first load of this product by train from Escombreras.  The railway service foresees a frequency of two weekly trains travel over 400km with approximately 3000t of clinker to reach a total figure between 75,000-150,000t of clinker mo...

Birla's Mukutban plant begins clinker dispatch

31 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Birla Corp ’s newest cement plant, Reliance Cement Co ’s Mukutban integrated plant, has started dispatching clinker. The clinker is being delivered to the company’s nearest grinding unit at Butibori, Maharashtra. Shri Arvind Pathak, MD and CEO of Birla Cement Corp, flagged off the maiden consignment of the clinker-laden truck. The Mukutban plant near Nagpur has a clinker capacity of 2.68Mta and a cement capacity of 3.9Mta. Its captive thermal power plant has a generation capacity of 40MW...

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.  

COCMAG calls on Ghana's government to cancel imported clinker Fumigation Levy

21 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The Chamber of Cement Manufacturers, Ghana (COCMAG) said the Fumigation Levy charged on imported clinker is having serious financial toll on cement production companies in the country and pushing cement production costs up. The Executive Secretary of COCMAG, Reverend Dr George Dawson-Ahmoah, who expressed the concern in an interaction with the media, said the local cement manufacturers were working frantically to avert the high cost of production to help reduce or maintain the price of ...

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....