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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.

BillerudKorsnäs launches new dissolvable D-Sack cement packaging

03 April 2018, Published under Cement News

BillerudKorsnäs has launched its first climate-positive packaging, D-Sack, co-developed with Swiss manufacturer LafargeHolcim. D-Sack is a dissolvable sack that can be dissolved in a conventional mixer and the bio-based carbon in the paper is captured in the building itself. As a result, it helps minimise wasting cement and eliminates packing waste. It provides for a cleaner, safer and healthier workplace as well as saving time. “It is an innovation that has been produced in our sack l...

The preference for plastic

18 October 2017, Published under Cement News

When using plastic packaging choosing the right bag and the corresponding technology is not easy. By Frank Goris, Arodo BVBA, Belgium. Arodo produces machines for perforated, labyrinth or sealed bags While various studies have been undertaken comparing the impact of paper and plastic bags on the environment, most of this research focusses on grocery packaging. However, the body of research was expanded when Belgian manufacturer of bag filling equipment Arodo received a request f...

Dry mix moves

18 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Following a decision to expand its product range to include ready-to-use dry mix products, Australia-based Sunstate Cement required a new dry mix plant. The project was completed as a result of close cooperation between Sunstate Cement and German suppliers IBAU Hamburg and Haver & Boecker. By Christian von Ahn and Philip Warnecke, IBAU Hamburg, Germany, and Sebastian Südhoff, Haver & Boecker, Germany. Sunstate Cement’s dry mix plant in the port of Brisbane, Australia Sunstate Ce...

Paraguay: cement price predicted to fall 15% in 2016

19 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Following the fuel conversion at Industria Nacional de Cemento’s Villeta plant in Paraguay, its CEO, Jorge Méndez, said he expects up to a 15 per cent drop in the price of cement in 2016. The fuel project will enable the works to be fired with alternative fuels including vegetable oil and forest waste as well as oil and petcoke. This is expected to lower fuel costs by US$22m. Mr Méndez also highlighted the records in output, sales and invoicing. He said the company produced more than 5...

Stored, packed and good to go

22 June 2015, Published under Cement News

CMS Clinker Sdn Bhd is currently building a new grinding plant adjacent to its clinker works in Mambong, in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. This third grinding plant for the CMS Group includes latest-generation storage and packing systems as it aims to satisfy growing demand requirements well into the foreseeable future. By Claudius Peters, Germany. Figure 1: CMS’ new packing and dispatch plant, supplied by Claudius Peters CMS Clinker Sdn Bhd awarded Christian Pfeiffer the EPC c...

The new normal

11 May 2015, Published under Cement News

The shift to polythene cement bags by some cement producers has helped them improve brand differentiation as well as offering benefits in terms of maintaining a quality product throughout the packing and distribution process. To achieve this bagging success, key product and packaging process parameters have been improved. By David Khanna, BPI Visqueen, UK. BPI Visqueen explains why advances in polythene cement bags are giving rise to a significant shift in packaging material and...

Bangladesh: MI Cement will package growth

16 March 2015, Published under Cement News

MI Cement Factory Ltd plans to grow on the back of higher domestic cement demand. Bangladesh is expecting rapid development in terms of new public infrastructure, communication and housing facilities. At present, MI Cement Factory’s total cement production capacity is 5800tpd, or 1.74Mta. The plan is to install a new cement packaging facility to help meet demand. "We have decided to set up another packing unit and 1500t capacity ordinary Portland  cement silo to enhance the delivery capaci...