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INC deliveries impacted by bag shortage

04 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Paraguay’s state-owned cement producer INC is still not delivering cement from its Villeta plant due to a shortage of bags, reports ABC Color. The company has received bids for a contract to deliver bags but they were too high for its allocated budget of PYG31.79bn (US$4.6m). The bids from Bolpar and Kuatiapo were PYG52.2bn and PYG45.2bn, respectively.

Kolos Cement launches 'Retourn to Plastik' campaign

23 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Kolos Cement in Mauritius  has launched its   'Retourn to Plastik' campaign in the presence of officers from the Ministry of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change. Kolos has launched the palletless system, a first in the Indian Ocean region in terms of packaging technology that will rethink its modes of operations and measure the impact of the company’s actions for sustainable change.   FLSmidth supported Kolos in the implementation and deployment of this innovat...

Holcim Costa Rica wins Positive Packaging Certification

14 January 2022, Published under Cement News

As part of its efforts aimed at operating as a responsible company with the environment and with people, Holcim Costa Rica became the first subsidiary of Holcim in the world to obtain the Positive Packaging distinction, by recovering 14,000t of paper from various classes to co-process them as energy and compensate for the 1500t emitted in their packaging. "Costa Rica is a benchmark in sustainability, globally recognised for its policies in favour of the environment and society. We are ...

Argos recycles 180t of bags in 2021

23 November 2021, Published under Cement News

Through its Sacos Verdes (Green Bags) programme, Colombia-based cement producer Argos has recycled around 180t of cement packaging in 2021, the equivalent to stop cutting more than 1770 trees and saving more than 14,000m3 of water, or the daily supply of 83,000 people. Vehicles that supply materials to customers return to Argos with empty cement sacks in a reverse logistics system. After cleaning and processing, the empty cement and aggregates bags are used as raw materials in other indust...

Tunisian government authorises use of polypropylene bags for cement

28 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Tunisia’s government approved the use of polypropylene for packaging cement, but the move has already drawn ire of the country’s environmentalists and the Tunisian Industrial Paper and Cardboard Co (Sotupapier). Sotupapier filed a complaint with the administrative tribunal on 21 August 2020 to challenge the decision taken by the Tunisian ministers of industry and trade. The company expects the step to increase plastic pollution through the production of at least 150m new polypropylene bags...

Siam Cement receives approval to set up IPO for packaging unit

29 May 2020, Published under Cement News

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand has given Siam Cement PCL approval to go ahead with its plans for an initial public offer of its packaging unit. SCG Packaging Public Co along with its financial advisor is assessing the current situation, including that of the equity capital markets, and confidence level of both Thai and international investors, said Siam Cement. "Once the overall situation becomes clearer and more conducive, SCGP will proceed with its IPO and the listi...

Belarusian Cement Co launches 15kg bags

30 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Belarusian Cement Co has introduced cement bags of 15kg. The new packaging option extends the product’s line, which previously was only available in 25kg bags.

Eurocement Group to offer polypropylene packaging

24 July 2019, Published under Cement News

The Eurocement Group will provide customers with the opportunity to purchase ared cement in high-quality polypropylene (PP) bags as result of a strategic cooperation between Eurocement and SIBUR, one of Russia’s largest PP producers. The group is currently large-scale testing of the PP packaging under actual operating conditions, in which customers are able to evaluate the benefits of the packaging and give feedback. Their higher strength also enables their use for the collection and dispo...

Ukrcement carries out cement quality study

19 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Ukraine’s cement association, Ukrcement, has carried out a new study into the quality of cement on the consumer market. The research found that over 80 per cent of cement with incorrect labelling was counterfeit. "According to the new quality study of 50 cement bags with wrong labeling, 82 per cent of cement proved to be counterfeit, more than 50 per cent of samples had less weight than declared, 56 per cent with weaker strength were not cement at all, because they did not comply with reg...

Ohorongo signs local packaging deal

11 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Namibia’s Ohorongo Cement has awarded the contract for the supply of 1.2m bags by the end of August to Kaptau Packaging. Kaptau Packaging is reported to be the first Namibian company to produce cement bags. Previously, Ohorongo Cement imported its bags from neighbouring South Africa. The packaging company currently produces the bags in Oshakati, where it employs 25 permanent staff.