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Roof collapse at Lafarge Zimbabwe may impact performance

28 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe has announced that a roof collapse at one of its cement mills is expected to have a negative impact on the group’s overall business performance in the final quarter of 2021. "The necessary measures to restore the structures and restart the mills have commenced and are well under way," Faithful Sithole, the company’s secretary said in a statement following the incident earlier this month. Elsewhere, work on the installation of a new VRM at the facility is underway an...

Advanced grinding technology to reduce CO2

08 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Dr Michael Clark considers the role of grinding technology in reducing clinker content but retaining the cement strength class. The first industrial installation of a polysius® booster mill was at Bursa Cimento, Turkey In the last two Technical Forum articles, we have seen the imperative and challenge to reduce emissions associated with cement manufacture and that the major cement companies recognise this imperative and intend to rise to the challenge. To date the most effect...

Benchmarks for the finish line

12 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Following Hans-Jorgen Nielsen’s “Ceramic Strengths” article in ICR’s June issue, Dr Michael Clark examines the potential energy-saving differences between milling systems used for cement finish grinding. Using ceramic grinding media in ball mills results in overall energy savings ICR June had an interesting article on “Ceramic strengths” by Hans-Jorgen Nielsen of LNV Technology PvT Ltd (Sinoma). The article  looked at how unit electricity consumption in cement finish grinding wi...

Boosting Bolivian output

02 September 2014, Published under Cement News

With Bolivia’s cement market growing by double digits in recent years, cement producers have invested in extending their production capacities. One such company is Coboce which has added a second production line to its Irpa Irpa cement works in Cochabamba, Bolivia, reflecting the cement maker’s continued drive for growth. By Javier Ramallo Rocha, Coboce, Bolivia. Coboce increases output at its Irpa Irpa cement plant in Bolivia with the installation of a 1.6Mta line and increased mi...