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Heidelberg Materials acquires RWG Holding GmbH

25 November 2022, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has acquired Germany-based RWG Holding GmbH, an integrated provider in the demolition and construction materials recycling sector and market leader in the greater Berlin area. According to Heidelberg Materials, the acquisition will strengthen its circular materials offering to meet the growing demand for sustainable building materials. The processing of concrete demolition waste will allow Heidelberg Materials to increasingly prioritise recycled aggregates over primar...

WCA welcomes CHASM Advanced Materials as Associate Corp member

08 November 2022, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has announced that it is welcoming US-based carbon nanotube materials innovation company CHASM Advanced Materials (CHASM™) as an Associate Corporate Member. CHASM, with its proprietary NTeC-C™, a pioneering nanotube hybrid material, claims to have the potential to produce a greener, smarter, scalable, cost-effective concrete. CHASM’s NTeC-C aims to overcome one of the main challenges to decarbonising concrete by decreasing the quantity of cement in concr...

GCCA and ACI join forces to promote concrete sustainability

25 October 2022, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) and the American Concrete Institute (ACI) have signed an International Partnership Agreement (IPA) to develop and disseminate information on concrete, concrete structures, and concrete sustainability. GCCA is the key driver of sustainability in the cement and concrete industry, working towards the goal of carbon neutral concrete. Representing 80 per cent of global production outside of China, as well as key Chinese producers such as CNBM, t...

Study aids decarbonisation plans in emerging markets

20 October 2022, Published under Cement News

A recent study into how cement is used in emerging markets has revealed a number of trends with key implications for the decarbonisation of the cement industry. The study, titled ‘Paving the way for a better future’, was carried out by the Concrete Action for Climate initiative of the Mission Possible Partnership, co-led by the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), the World Economic Forum, in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and centred on four emerging markets ...

Lehigh Hanson acquires concrete and asphalt recycling company

05 October 2022, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Hanson, Inc has acquired JEV Recycling Inc a key recycler of concrete and asphalt with a large facility in Woodinville, Washington, USA. With the addition of the JEV business, Lehigh Hanson continues to strengthen its portfolio of recycled materials in the Greater Seattle area to better meet the increasing need for more sustainable construction materials.  “The acquisition of JEV Recycling represents an important step for Lehigh Hanson as we grow our business beyond cement and ag...

Ibstock and Earth Friendly Concrete form partnership

28 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Ibstock, a UK leading manufacturer of clay and concrete building products, and Earth Friendly Concrete (EFC) have entered into a new partnership to create ultra-low carbon concrete products. This partnership supports Ibstock’s ambitious ESG targets. Having recently launched its ESG Strategy to 2030, Ibstock is committed to ‘Manufacture Materials for Life’ and improving the environmental performance of its products. Its milestone 2030 target is to achieve 20 per cent of sales turnover reve...

Denmark installs cement-free pipes

06 September 2022, Published under Cement News

Danish utility company, Aarhus Vand A/S, has become the first customer to install IBF’s Geoprime ® , cement-free pipes. IBF, Denmark’s leading concrete manufacturer, has reduced the CO 2 emissions of its concrete pipes by replacing cement in their manufacture with Betolar’s Geoprime binder. The binder, which is based on blastfurnace slag, more than halves the CO 2 footprint of the pipes compared to ordinary concrete pipes, without compromising on strength, dimensions or resistance to w...

Argos launches Super UHPC

12 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Argos ( Argos group ) has launched an innovative and highly-specialised product called Super UHPC. This ultra-high performance concrete is already being used to rehabilitate two bridges over one of the most important roads in the state of Florida in the USA.   This product is composed of specially-selected cementitious materials and fibres that give it outstanding mechanical and durable properties, making it an excellent alternative for building new bridges, roads and facades, as well ...

CRH subsidiary adopts graphene technology additives

11 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Beton Catalan SA ( CRH group ), has implemented graphene technology in its high performance concretes to reduce CO 2 after an agreement with Graphenano Smart Materials. The application of a graphene-based additive improves both mechanical performance and durability as well as giving "clear environmental advantages by reducing the concrete's carbon footprint," explained Beton Catalan Quality Director, Alberto Arenillas.   The company has already incorporated these technologically adva...

The growing need to recycle concrete safely and responsibly

24 June 2022, Published under Cement News

This week Holcim announced that it has successfully created the first clinker made entirely of recycled minerals and concrete. The circular economy can be truly closed in a circle if concrete can be reused to make clinker and in turn cement. Holcim believes the process will improve decarbonisation of the industry and help to reach net-zero emissions. However, there are many arguments against the recycling concrete for new buildings and cement manufacture. Holcim's breakthrough research a...