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Republic Cement launches Kapit-Balay masonry cement

08 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Philippine cement producer Republic Cement introduced its Kapit-Balay masonry cement to the market at its Partners’ Night at the Maayo Hotel, Mandaue City, Cebu. Kapit-Balay cement is a Type S high-strength masonry cement optimised for ease of application and adhesion. It is suitable for plastering, brick or block laying and filling. With a lower clinker-to-cement ratio due to its light micro-materials, its production delivers a cement with a lower carbon footprint. 

SCG launches SCG Super Cement in Vietnam

02 May 2019, Published under Cement News

Thai cement producer, Siam Cement Group (SCG) has recently launched its SCG Super Cement brand to customers in central Vietnam. The new product applies SCG Nano Tech, which “develops molecules of cement on the nano-scale to create extremely tight bonding ability, which in turns reduces the quantity of pores during concrete making. This advancement is important for construction works, as pores created during concrete mixing are the major causes of cracks and leaks, especially under the impa...

Republic Cement launch Kapit-Balay masonry cement

18 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Republic Cement has developed a new cement called Kapit-Balay masonry cement at its Danao City plant, Philippines. The product is designed to meet demand from Cebu's construction industry for a more economical and environmentally-friendly masonry cement. Kapit-Balay masonry cement has a Type S high-strength optimised for ease of application and adhesion, where mortar masonry is required. This hydraulic cement is designed to be used for plastering, brick or block laying, and block filling wi...

Ambuja Cement launches 'Ambuja Plus Cool Walls'

02 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements Ltd (LafargeHolcim group) has launched 'Ambuja Plus Cool Walls' for Individual Home Builders (IHB) in Thane district, India. The product ensures maintenance of a 5°C temperature difference indoors, no matter how hot or cold the external temperature is. Developed by Ambuja’s in-house team, the product embeds 'Heat Barrier' technology to keep indoors warm during the winter and cool during the summer. Deepak Mehra, chief marketing officer of Ambuja Cement, said: "Since our ince...

Mayotte expects the arrival of CEM II/AM42.5 cement

15 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The Indian Ocean island of Mayotte will see the introduction of CEM II/AM42.5 cement, according to Le Journal De Mayotte.  “Because of its composition based on pozzolan and limestone fillers (16 per cent), this product offers a better resistance over time,” said Mr Safdar Ballou, director at Ballou.

Aalborg launches Extreme Light120

07 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Aalborg Extreme™ Light 120, ia a new generation of premixed ultra high-performance concrete (UHPC) based on Aalborg White ® cement. The product is being released in Europe and will reach the US and China during January 2019. Aalborg Extreme™ Light 120 is the first commercialised product under the Aalborg White Solution™ and is based on  Cementir Holding's recently patented sustainable binder technology, Futurecem™ which offers pozzolanic reactions without being constrained by the availabil...

Lafarge Cement UK adds Rapid Cement to its product range

04 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement UK (Aggregate Industries group part of LafargeHolcim) has introduced Rapid Cement to its packaged range of cements. The Portland cement product contains calcium aluminate for rapid hardening to enable fast-setting and low shrinkage which is ideal for screeds and renders for wall and floor surface preparation, prior to installing tiles. The product is suitable for dry and wet installations, including swimming pools, and has a setting time of one hour. It is available in 25kg b...

Qatar National Cement to produce white cement

04 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Qatar National Cement Co (QNCC) has announced it will produce white cement following its acquisition of the necessary licences for the product. QNCC white cement will be available in 50kg bags priced at QAR25 (US$6.87) and in bulk, at a price of QAR500/t.

Dalmia produces new modified cement in Tamil Nadu

03 December 2018, Published under Cement News

India-based Dalmia Bharat Cement has developed a new, chemically-modified cement for infrastructure projects. “We have come out with engineered cement, chemically modified and targeted at high performance infra projects that would require only three days of curing instead of three-four weeks,” Dalmia Cement’s Executive Director, Sujit Ghosh, said.  “We have already filed for patent for this variant of cement. It will benefit infrastructural as well as large-scale housing construction in ...

Quinn Cement launches product range in Ireland

07 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Quinn Cement has launched a new range of bagged cement in Ireland following its success in Britain. The range represents an investment of EUR3m and includes three new cement products. Upon release in Britain, the products resulted in a significant increase in bagged cement sales. "We’re delighted to bring the new range to Ireland, particularly given the success we’ve witnessed in the British market where bagged cement sales have seen a huge increase since the range was launched earlier thi...