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Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe diversifies product range

15 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe (LafargeHolcim group) has completed crucial test runs on a multi-million-dollar dry mortar plant as it aims to turn into a multi-product operation. Lafarge has also entered the tile adhesives range and several allied products to complement the cement operation, which faces stiff competition from imports and stronger domestic peers. The firm has mostly relied on cement production at its decades-old operation in Harare. However, Lafarge said its dry mortar factory...

Holcim Philippines releases a new dry mortar

08 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippines Inc has developed a new multipurpose mortar product that is a dry-mix solution for high-quality   walls, floors and tile building projects.  Called Holcim Multifix, the product combines sand and cement enhanced with polymer that can be activated by adding water. Multifix is produced in the company's dry-mix plant, removing the need for masons to combine materials on site. Being factory-produced also significantly reduces wastage of building materials such as sand, thus m...

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe to open dry mortar mix plant in 2H20

02 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement Zimbabwe is set to complete the installation of a US$2.2m dry mortar mix (DMX) plant during the second half of this year. The project is part of LafargeHolcim Group's US$25m recapitalisation of its Zimbabwean subsidiary, which was announced last year. "Currently, the DMX plant is being installed and is set to be completed in the 2H20, while the vertical cement mill supply contract was signed in August 2020," said the group's chairman, Kumbirai Kat. Lafarge has ...

SIka establishes Senegal subsidiary

27 April 2017, Published under Cement News

Sika is expanding its presence in west Africa by establishing a new subsidiary in Senegal – following those in Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire and Cameroon. A local production facility for concrete ad-mixtures is already being planned, which will subsequently be expanded to include mortar products. The company has a strong presence in Africa with 19 national subsidiaries and 17 factories. Paul Schuler, Sika Regional Manager EMEA, commented: “We are positioning ourselves early in emerging market...

Achieving the target

23 November 2016, Published under Cement News

While achieving targets is commonplace in the cement industry, when it comes to quality, there are a few key parameters that determine the final product in the cement production process. Figure 1: some of the large amounts of data that are routinely collected in a modern cement plant Maintaining quality in the cement industry involves meeting a wide range of targets for raw material composition, raw meal fineness, kiln feed composition, clinker composition and mineralogy, cement...

Sika opens new mortar plant in Philadelphia, UK

16 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Sika has opened a state-of-the-art new mortar products plant in North America. The new facility is an extension of Sika's existing concrete admixture plant, the capacity of which has also been increased. Christoph Ganz, Regional Manager North America: "We are continuing the expansion that has taken place in the past two years by investing in Sika’s growth drivers such as mortars. This means that we are expanding our supply chain, and in parallel our sales force and marketing efforts. The st...

What cement users want

01 July 2015, Published under Cement News

Dr Clark returns to the topic of cement product development looking at how the properties of cement can be modified to suit different concrete and mortar applications. Cement producers need to develop products that are most required by construction companies to gain an advantage over their rivals In December 2014 while participating in a workshop on “innovation products for strategic growth” organised by Považská Cementáren in Slovakia, the Technical Forum focussed on the top...