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Lafarge Canada begins low-carbon concrete project

11 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada and TransAlta Corp have entered into an agreement to advance low-carbon concrete projects in Alberta with a project to repurpose landfilled fly ash. Landfilled fly ash must first go through a beneficiation process to be used in concrete. This project will utilise the Ash-TEK Ponded Ash Beneficiation System (PABS) technology, which consistently produced high quality ash during trials and has proven to have a low carbon footprint and an economical operating cost. Lafarge pl...

Holcim extends French footprint with acquisition

06 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Designed to broaden its footprint across France, Holcim has acquired Chrono Chape, one of France’s leading independent providers of on-site self-levelling screeds. Operating an innovative fleet of batching trucks that can mix and apply screeds directly at the customer’s job site, Chrono Chape controls the quantities of materials required for each operation with meticulous precision, delivering zero-waste service, according to the company, which has reported double-digit growth in recent ye...

India to implement quality control measures for cement and concrete

21 December 2022, Published under Cement News

India plans to introduce quality control measures for the cement and concrete building materials industries by 2023, according to Reuters. The government reportedly believes that better standards will help the industries comply with international standards, which, in turn, will improve exporting opportunities.

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...