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The finishing lime

18 February 2019, Published under Cement News

In this month’s Technical Forum, Dr Clark examines the conditions and complications under which raw materials compete for the available lime during the production of clinker. During the production of clinker, raw materials join a competition for available lime In the Technical Forum, Cemtech Workshops and CemNet Online Training we are always trying to improve understanding of the technology of the cement manufacturing process. At the heart of that process is the combination o...

BLA releases fifth sustainable development report

14 January 2016, Published under Cement News

The British Lime Association (BLA) has released its fifth sustainable development report which presents the industry's progress in 2014. The report features case studies from member companies detailing a range of innovative projects implemented by lime producers to improve their environmental and safety performance. Commenting on the industry's recent achievements, Richard Stansfield, BLA chairman, said: "Lime producers have made some significant and beneficial changes to the lime manufac...

Investment agreed for Khokh Tsav Cement-Lime

13 October 2015, Published under Cement News

The Mongolian cabinet has approved the draft agreement on investment for Khokh Tsav cement-lime plant and authorised the Minister of Industry, D Erdenebat, to sign the agreement. The plant was originally conceived in 2012, but had insufficient finances to go beyond the planning stages. The project consists of building a dry-process plant for cement-lime and clinker production, based at the Khokh Tsav lime deposit in Dalanjargalan soum of Dornogovi aimag. Mongolyn Alt Corporation (MAK) is t...

HeidelbergCement strengthens finances for Italcementi deal

03 September 2015, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement has strengthened its financing to prepare itself for the acquisition of Italcementi. On 31 August, the cement producer completed the disposal of its lime business in Germany to the Belgian Lhoist Group. Both companies agreed not to disclose any details about the transaction. In addition, HeidelbergCement successfully syndicated the bridge financing for the acquisition of Italcementi. All core banks of HeidelbergCement participated in equal shares in the syndication of the c...

Slakers and movers

08 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Poorly-slaked lime can have a major negative impact on lime consumption and the operating cost at an end-user’s site. The amount of lime used in the process is determined by a combination of slaking parameters. The optimisation of the slaking process will help drive operating costs down and also reduce CO 2 emissions. By Roman Stoiber, STT Enviro Corp Systems & Solutions, Canada. Lime production, conversion and what slaking efficiency really means to the end user When the slaki...

Graymont finalises Holcim NZ lime acquisitions

07 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Graymont has finalised the previously-announced acquisition of two New Zealand-based producers, McDonald’s Lime and Taylor’s Lime from Holcim. “Completion of this acquisition represents a milestone in terms of extending Graymont’s reach beyond North America to serve new customers in select global markets,” stated Graymont President and Chief Executive Officer, Stéphane Godin. “We have great confidence in the long-term growth prospects of the New Zealand economy and the region.” Gl...

Graymont to acquire lime assets from Holcim New Zealand

16 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Graymont, the Canadian lime business, has agreed to buy McDonalds Lime from Holcim New Zealand and New Zealand Steel for an undisclosed sum. An agreement has also been reached for Graymont to acquire Taylor's Lime assets from Holcim. McDonalds Lime is 72 per cent owned by Holcim NZ, with the remainder owned by NZ Steel, and has the country’s largest lime quarry at Oparure, north of Te Kuiti.  Holcim has been trying to sell its lime business, which it no longer considers a core business...