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Political agitation in Bangladesh cripples supply chain inclusive cement

29 November 2023, Published under Cement News

For the last four weeks, consecutive political agitation in Bangladesh has negatively impacted the country's economy. The supply chain has been severely affected, including transporting commodities and cement from factories to end users. The issue is due to a lack of loading trucks on the roads, the fear of looting, etc. This problem is not limited to the cement industry, as every industry is feeling the heat of the ongoing back-to-back nationwide strikes called by the Bangladesh Nationalist...

Cementos Molins completes Sant Vicenc dels Horts modernisation

06 October 2023, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins celebrated the inauguration of its upgraded facilities in Sant Vicenç dels Horts , Barcelona, Spain, on 5 October 2023.   The event witnessed the presence of the Minister of Business and Labour of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Roger Torrent. The company's investment exceeding EUR6.6m encompasses a comprehensive office building renovation, the installation of 1455 self-consumption photovoltaic panels, green space redesign, and the introduction of a new plant for alterna...

Reassessment of raw materials import value demanded

28 July 2023, Published under Cement News

The Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers Association (BCMA) has urged the government to revisit the assessment value of three raw materials (cement clinker, granulated slag and gypsum) as their prices have fallen in international markets. They asked that the assessment value of cement clinker be reduced from US$60 to US$50t, granulated slag from US$30 to US$26t and gypsum from US$35 to $30t, the BCMA said in a letter to the Chattogram Custom House recently. According to the National Board o...

Ultra High Materials shortlisted for GCCA's 2nd Innovandi Open Challenge

14 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Ultra High Materials of Reston, VA and Washington, USA, is one of 15 start-ups, shortlisted by the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), from a global list of applications, for its pioneering Innovandi Open Challenge scheme, to work on developing low-carbon concrete for the world.  The GCCA’s Innovandi Open Challenge brings together start-ups and the industry’s leading manufacturers to work together on innovative ways to cut emissions and accelerate progress. During the Spring, a...

Grinding terminals

16 May 2023, Published under Cement News

The installation of grinding plants for the milling of cement and blastfurnace slag has rapidly increased in recent decades. With this shift in investment, there has been greater demand for flexible and compact grinding systems, ideally near raw material sources and often in remote areas. By Caroline Woywadt, Gebr Pfeiffer, Germany. Figure 1: MVR duty series, indicating ready2grind plants and grinding terminals For decades vertical roller mills (VRMs)have been in use in the ceme...

Bamburi Cement to open a new shale quarry

03 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Kenya-based Bamburi Cement (part of Holcim )will be opening a new shale quarry in Kwale County to serve a new cement plant. The quarry is expected to supply around 20 per cent of the total resource material for the clinker production process. Bamburi plans to scale up its south coast business and establish a 5000tpd clinker plant, said the company’s former CEO, Seddig Hassani. The site is located on approximately 700 acres of land currently owned by local communities that are practicing...

VDZ study researches future cement and concrete resources in 2050

28 February 2023, Published under Cement News

The new VDZ study "Resources of the future for cement and concrete – Potential and action strategies" describes a possible 2050 scenario aimed at further reducing primary raw material utilisation. In Germany the various by-products and recycled materials already employed today enable more than 10Mta of primary raw materials to be saved, depending on their availability. "Blast furnace slag from ironmaking and fly ash from coal-fired power generation in particular play a major role", ...

Attock Cement seeks a supply of minerals

03 January 2023, Published under Cement News

Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd has planned to outsource raw materials for its cement plant at Hub Choki in the Balochistan province from January 2023 to June 2023. The company asked the minerals suppliers to send the best quotation for the supply of 50,000t of gypsum and 75,000t of iron ore during this period. Bids are due on 10 January 2023. The company started commercial production in 1988 with a plant capacity of 2000tpd of clinker (approximately 0.6Mta). Through a series of expansions, ...

Bangladesh sees imports of raw materials rise

07 September 2022, Published under Cement News

The import of raw materials used in cement production has increased in recent months despite raw material prices increasing. In the July-August 2022 period a total of 5.12Mt of clinker, granulated slag, limestone, gypsum and fly ash were imported. The imports represent a value of BDT23.038bn (US$242.4m), up 34 per cent YoY. Clinker prices have increased 17.5 per cent YoY to US$62.14 on average. To safeguard profit margins cement producers have increased the price per bag on the back of a U...

UltraTech Cement preferred bidder for Karnataka limestone

13 April 2022, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement (owned by Aditya Birla Group ) has emerged as the preferred bidder in the e-auction for the Diggaon Limestock Block. "The company participated in the e-auction of Diggaon Limestone Block conducted by the Government of Karnataka and has been declared as the preferred bidder," the company said in a regulatory filing. The block is situated in Chittapur township in the Kalburgi district of Karnataka, India. It is adjacent to UltraTech Cement’s Rajashree cement plant. The bl...