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Holcim launches new concrete product

26 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim has launched a new high-performance concrete, DYNAMax, which is expected to deliver high strength, durability and rigidity alongside design freedom and sustainability, according to a press release. It will be launched in close to ten markets across Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia Pacific in 2022. Jan Jenisch, CEO Holcim, said: “I’m excited by the launch of our DYNAMax high-performance concrete, advancing our global range of innovative and sustainable building solut...

Institute of Concrete Technology joins the WCA

28 September 2021, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) announced today it has further expanded its international network of members by welcoming the Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT) as an affiliate member. The ICT was established in 1972 and is the concrete sector’s professional development body, operating internationally to provide qualifications in concrete technology to people with a professional interest in the industry. "We look forward to collaborating with WCA and its members, to explore and ...

Nuvoco Vistas Corp launch CorroSafe

15 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd has launched Concreto CorroSafe, which is a corrosion-resistant concrete that extends the life of buildings. The advanced concrete mix design is reinforced with corrosion-resistant admixtures that act as inhibitors towards water seepage and rusting, protecting the lifespan of the structures, says Nuvoco Vistas. It is specially designed to increase the density and durability of the concrete mix.   Speaking on the product, Prashant Jha, who leads the Ready-Mix busine...

The Concrete Initiative becomes an official partner of the New European Bauhaus vision

09 June 2021, Published under Cement News

The Concrete Initiative (TCI) has been approved as an Official Partner of the New European Bauhaus, an EU initiative and vision for a sustainable built environment based on the Green Deal objectives, reports C EMBUREAU . As a key contributor of construction materials and solution provider for the construction sector, the TCI will commit to the New European Bauhaus Initiative notably by drafting a manifesto of the concrete sector outlining the sector’s contribution to the Initiative and by...

Vicat’s SeRaMCo contribution

27 April 2021, Published under Cement News

France-based multinational Vicat group has been contributing to the European SeRaMCo (Secondary Raw Materials for Concrete Precast Products) project, aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of the construction sector by finding beneficial uses for inert waste from demolition sites. The company has been undertaking industrial trials to incorporate fines derived from demolition concrete as a raw material for cement production – an initiative that forms one aspect of Vicat’s circular economy dri...

Cemex UK to supply Thames Tideway Tunnel

22 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK is supplying more than 40,000t of a lining sprayed concrete for the Thames Tideway Tunnel project. The 25km tunnel is the biggest undertaken by UK water.  The new tunnel will intercept, store and transfer sewage water away from the Rover Thames. the tunnel will start from Acton and Cemex is supplying its lining spray concrete for the shafts and launch tunnels in the 12.5km, central part of the tunnel. This section is being constructed by Ferrovial Construction and Laing O'Rourke....

Nuvoco Vistas Corp launch InstaMix Xpress in Bhutan

21 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd of India has released its InstaMix Xpress product in Bhutan. InstaMix Xpress is   a pre-mixed, ready-to-use, bagged, dry concrete supply. The premium-quality bagged concrete is easy to use and can be supplied anytime anywhere regardless of the desired quantity, claims Nuvoco Vistas Corp Ltd.    Nuvoco Vistas Ltd has supplied Instamix Xpress to Kolkata Telecom Support & Service for the casting of mobile phone tower foundations in Jaigaon, Bhutan. Altogether more th...

UK Concrete appoints new Chair

13 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Jeremy Greenwood has been appointed Chair of UK Concrete to work with Director Chris Leese to marshall the collective resources within MPA in The Concrete Centre, MPA Cement, BRMCA and British Precast as part of the roadmap the sector is implementing to go 'Beyond Net Zero by 2050'. MPA CEO, Nigel Jackson, said: "I am delighted that Jeremy is joining the MPA team as Chair of UK Concrete. Whilst at Tarmac he played a major role in developing the thinking within the sector on the promotio...

HeidelbergCement produces Europe's largest printed residential building

18 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Europe’s largest printed residential building is currently being built in Bavaria at a rate of 18m per minute. For this purpose, HeidelbergCement has delivered about 170t of printing material specially developed for concrete 3D printing. The innovative material 'i.tech 3D' was already used about eight weeks ago to print the first residential building in Beckum, Germany. "With this second project in Germany, we are taking the next step and showing that our material is also suitable fo...

Cembureau welcomes European Commission's Renovation Wave

16 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Cembureau, the European Cement Association, welcomes the publication of the European Commission's Renovation Wave. "The renovation wave provides the EU with a unique opportunity to make a difference in citizens' lives, and the cement industry is fully ready to play its role" said Koen Coppenholle, CEO of Cembureau.  "By focussing on life-cycle approaches, circularity and ambitious building energy targets, the European Commission offers a convincing view of a decarbonised building ...