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FLSmidth signs partnership with FCT ACTech

21 September 2023, Published under Cement News

Cement plants have a new solution for online analysis of raw materials thanks to a recent partnership signed between FLSmidth and FCT ACTech. Under the agreement, FLSmidth will incorporate FCT ACTech’s advanced XRF and XRD analysers in its new QCX® CUBE solutions.  Quality control in the cement production process is a critical issue and one of growing complexity due to the increasing use of alternative fuels and new supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs). These introduce variabilit...

Measuring kiln temperatures

20 February 2023, Published under Cement News

Temperature monitoring plays a vital role in supporting process efficiency and cement product quality. It can help to prolong the life of the kiln, detecting refractory issues or insufficiently-quenched clinker at an early stage, and supports safety and emissions control. By AMETEK Land, UK. Kiln temperature monitoring plays a key part in ensuring process efficiency and product quality Controlling a cement kiln supports the efficient and consistent production of high-quality cem...

Iskitim buys analyser for grinding department

24 August 2022, Published under Cement News

Russia-based Iskitimcement has purchased a RUB5m X-Supreme 8000 XRF bench top analyser for its grinding department laboratory. The analyser will be used to quickly and accurately determine the content of additives round-the-clock and adjust levels as necessary. The cement company’s central laboratory expects a KFK-3 photoelectric photometer to be used in the chemical analysis of cement and other materials under the GOS 5382-2019 standard before the end of the year, reports Esmerk Russian...

Raysut Cement granted CE and NF markings

30 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Oman-based Raysut Cement Co has been granted the CE and NF markings by AFNOR Certification of France, for some products manufactured in the Salalah plant, after passing successfully the CE002:2020 or NF002:2019, NFP 15-317:2006 and NFP 15-318:2006 certifications for some cement qualities that will be exported in the Indian Ocean islands. Raysut Cement has been advised by a consulting company based in Switzerland Quadra Trading, to achieve compliance with the strict quality requirements...

New quality regulations due for Panama's cement market

03 December 2019, Published under Cement News

New quality regulations for Panama’s cement market are due to come into effect on 3 December 2019 and are expected to affect cement importers, distributors and sellers, according to La Estrella de Panamá. The new norms establish that all hydraulic cement commercialised in the market, including imported cement, must comply legislation issued by the Ministry of Commerce and Industries in July 2019, which encompasses labelling, storage, testing and chemical content among other specifics.

Panama improves cement quality requirements and standards

30 July 2019, Published under Cement News

Panama’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Ramón Martínez, signed two ministerial resolutions aimed at improving the requirements and standards of cement quality, both for domestic and imported cement. The new technical standard DGNTI-COPANIT 5-2019 of building, building materials, hydraulic cement sets out the chemical, physical and performance requirements of general and specialised cements, as well as the packaging, transportation, storage and use requirements. The Technical Regulation...

Bolivia to prohibit poor-quality cement imports

03 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The Bolivian government will verify the quality of imported cement as of the start of this year and if found to be insufficient, the consignment will not be allowed to enter the country, according to Eugenio Rojas, the country’s minister of Productive Development. “We now work to prohibit the import of poor-quality cement. The quality is shown by the drying of the product in less than 30 days, but Peruvian cement has a poorer quality, which is why works are cracked. This cannot be allowed ...

Mozambican producers must now include expiry on packaging

20 November 2018, Published under Cement News

Cement producers, both domestic and foreign, must now put an expiry date on products sold in Mozambique. Virginia Muianga, spokesperson for the National Inspectorate of Economic Activities (INAE), announced that the decision was the result of work undertaken on the production, labelling, sale and transport of cement. "From the work done on the ground, we found that essential elements were not clear – such as the expiry date and the quality of the cement", said Ms Muianga. "We are obliging...

As white as white

20 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Producing white clinker and cement requires the right raw materials and mix, the right fuel and optimal plant process conditions. JK Cement Works Fujairah explains what action it takes to keep its white clinker and cement at the highest possible standard. By Subhash Kumar Jain, JK Cement Works Fujairah (JKCWF), UAE. JKCWF is the world’s first dual-process technology cement plant capable of producing white cement and grey cement through the same kiln JKCWF, a subsidiary of JK ...

Pakistan cement sector hopes for relief measures under Budget FY18

23 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Pakistan cement producers are hoping that Budget FY17-18, due to be presented by the country’s Minister of Finance on Friday, will include relief measures to protect the local industry from the alleged smuggling of cement from Iran, help arrest the decline in exports and reduce the cost of doing business. The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA) has urged the government to increase the duty on imported clinker from 10 to 20 per cent to support local manufacturers. I...