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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...