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NCB's 16th International Seminar to highlight key industry concerns

29 November 2019, Published under Cement News

India will be the centre of attention next week for the global cement industry, as the NCB hosts its 16th International Seminar in New Delhi between 3-6 December. There are many leading speakers at this event that will talk on key issues facing the Indian cement sector, such as: reducing the clinker factor with blended cements, waste fuels and raw materials, the circular economy, project engineering, process optimisation, advances in grinding and concrete performance. The Indian cement sect...

CMA receives award for reducing single-use plastic campaign

21 November 2019, Published under Cement News

The Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA) atteneded at an event organised by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India, on 19 November 2019, in New Delhi where an award was presented to Mahendra Singhi, President, CMA and Aparna Dutt Sharma, Secretary General, CMA, by the Ministry of Jal Shakti. In his Independence Day speech on 15 August 2019, the Prime Minister spoke of the need to reduce single use plastic in the country. Subsequently, the Ministry of Jal Sh...

CRDC launches EcoConcreto product

15 November 2019, Published under Cement News

  CRDC launch EcoConcreto product The Center for Regenerative Design and Collaboration (CRDC) launched its plastic-to-concrete invention 'EcoConcreto' at the Sustainable Brands Oceans Congress in Porto, Portugal. The CRDC process involves efficient upcycling of massive industrial quantities of plastic waste and enriching it into a synthetic construction aggregate that is lighter in weight and more durable than conventional concrete, claims CRDC. The CRDC product is a pre-condit...

Cementos Argos and Dinant Corp sign co-processing agreement

16 October 2019, Published under Cement News

To foster the sustainability of their production processes in Honduras, Cementos Argos and Dinant Corp have signed an agreement for the disposal of post-industrial waste generated in some of Dinant’s production processes, including the plastics used in vegetable cultivation in the company’s greenhouses and in packaging of food, oils and soaps. Cementos Argos, which has an environmental permit to co-process waste at its Piedras Azules cement plant in Comayagua, Honduras. The 12-month agreeme...

India's fuel shift to plastic waste is coming

11 October 2019, Published under Cement News

India is making a concerted effort to divert more inorganic waste to the cement manufacturing industry as a fuel. Last week, CemNet reported that the Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA) had expressed a commitment to tackle greater disposal of single-use plastics by the cement sector, which could see a reduction of 15-20 per cent of fossil fuel usage by the industry. Currently, waste fuel in India's cement plants only accounts for approximately 10 per cent of fuel consumption. Out of a t...

Gujarat requests producers to use more plastic waste

29 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The Gujarat Pollution Control Board has requested cement producers in the Indian state to use plastic in five per cent of their total fuel. The board is also expected to increase this mandate to 10 per cent to boost the demand for plastic waste, according to The Times of India. The authorities are also in talks with other industries for the use of construction debris, mud and fertilisers.

Asia's need to embrace co-processing

14 June 2019, Published under Cement News

As the Cemtech Asia 2019 Conference and Exhibition prepares to open in Bangkok next week, our weekly newsletter focusses on the opportunity for co-processing in Asia's cement sector, where general, post-consumer, plastic waste is being imported on an unprecedented scale, since China banned these foreign imports in 2017. Malaysia alone, for example, imported more than 754,000t of plastic waste from January to June 2018, according to Greenpeace. While public campaigns against imported waste ...

Concrete blocks from recycled plastic gains cement producers' attention

14 December 2018, Published under Cement News

The Center for Regenerative Design & Collaboration (CRDC) in Costa Rica has started making construction blocks from a combination of recycled plastic and limestone. The Ecoblock is made from shredded waste that has been shredded after being collected from local rivers in Costa Rica. The finished product is a resin-limestone hybrid which are 2.5.-5 per cent plastic waste and 7-16 per cent waste plastic by volume. The CRDC can produce four million blocks per month which can be used in low-c...

Holcim to help Philippines with plastic waste

08 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Holcim Philippinese is planning to increase its consumption of residual plastic wastes as alternative fuel in cement production to help the Philippine government in its waste management drive. "Holcim Philippines is a committed partner in the country's development and we are contributing more beyond building materials," said John Stull, president and CEO of Holcim Philippines. The Philippines, China, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam account for more than 50 per cent of plastic wastes that ...

Dalmia Cement looks to replace coal with plastics

03 October 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s Dalmia Cement has met with Meghalaya State Pollution Control Board to discuss how it can use the state’s waste in the cement production process, after the Union Government has directed all cement companies to reduce coal consumption, according to the Shillong Times. “They are requesting if we can get them the waste, especially plastic, wood chips and rubber crumbs and the calorific value of the plastic is very high, around 8000 and it helps in the heating process of cement,” said W...