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UltraTech secures bauxite raw material supplies from Hindalco

21 August 2020, Published under Cement News

Hindalco Industries Ltd, India's premier aluminium and copper producer, has won an order to supply 1.2Mta of bauxite residue to UltraTech Cement as a raw material for cement production. The order is part of UltraTech's drive to use industrial by-products, which can contribute to toxic waste if not disposed of properly. Hindalco has supplied 2.5Mt of bauxite residue to 40 cement companies in 2020 so far.

Bangladesh's raw material imports decline 13%

11 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The value of raw material imports for Bangladesh’s cement industry fell almost 13 per cent YoY to BDT64.81bn (US$764.1m) in the FY19-20, on the back of a stagnation in construction activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses imported 18.6Mt of cement clinker, granulated slag, limestone flux and gypsum in the last fiscal year, down from 20.99Mt a year ago, according to the Chattogram Custom House. Most of the materials came through the Chattogram port from Thailand, Vietnam and Chin...

Attock Cement continues to dominate Karachi market in 9MFY19

11 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Attock Cement Pakistan Ltd (ACPL) maintained its dominant position during 9MFY19 in the core market of Karachi, leading in volumes and cement price. As part of the company's strategy, it also maintained a presence in the entire southern zone and in the lower Punjab market. As a result, the company's local  dispatches increased by 117.861t, or nine per cent, over the 9MFY19 period.   On the back of higher production following the start of its Kiln No 3 operations, the company aggressively e...

Taiwan Cement reassures customers on its raw material quality

31 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Taiwan Cement came under pressure to reassure customers that the company's products meet quality safety standards after former Hualien County Council speaker Lai Chin-kun was charged with fraud for supplying raw materials mixed with industrial waste between 2010-15. Lai's family operates Wen Hao Co, Jian Dong Mining Co and several other companies in Hualien County that are mainly involved in mining and quarrying raw materials. The company, which also operates a soil and earth materials dump...

Bangladesh cement industry to expand despite rise in raw material costs

21 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The Bangladeshi cement industry is expanding its capacity despite increases in raw material costs. In 2017 the effective capacity of active plants stood at about 50.20Mta, which is estimated to reach about 65Mta by 2019, according to the annual report of MI Cement Factory Ltd.   Cement consumption stood at about 27.1Mt in Bangladesh last year. But despite the huge growth of the industry, Bangladesh is still one of the lowest consumers of cement products in the world. The demand is expected ...

New plant considered for Montenegro

15 November 2018, Published under Cement News

A meeting of Montenegro’s Chamber of Commerce considered the construction of a new cement plant in Pljevlja, which would use the municipality's natural resources. Vlastimir Golubovic, president, noted that the country imported cement to the value of EUR39m in the 9M18, with product worth EUR41.14m imported in 2017. Mr Golubovic also stated that the country's Strategy for the Development of Civil Engineering foresees the building of cement capacity by 2020, in line with environmental standa...

Russian White

20 September 2018, Published under Cement News

As Russia’s sole domestic supplier of white cement, LafargeHolcim’s Shurovo plant plays a key part in the country’s cement market. The white cement works has seen continued capital investment over the years and aims to produce its product in a sustainable manner. By Atrur Buzyurov, LafargeHolcim Russia. LafargeHolcim operates a 0.09Mta white cement line at Shurovo, Russia LafargeHolcim’s Shurovo cement plant is one of the oldest in the Russian cement industry. The plant was foun...

Project delivers fly ash to plants in northeast India

28 August 2018, Published under Cement News

NTPC Ltd, India's largest power company, has begun transporting fly ash through inland waterways for use in cement manufacture. The pilot project sees the material delivered to Pandu, Assam, from the company's thermal power station in Kahalgaon, Bihar. "For this pilot project, first mile activity of bagging and loading of fly ash into barges will be done by NTPC and the cost of transportation will be taken care of by the Inland Waterways Authority of India and Star Cement," NTPC said in a ...

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 ...

Analysing raw mix control

20 August 2018, Published under Cement News

The monitoring and control of the chemical composition of the raw meal is a key function at a cement plant, not only in terms of delivering a high-quality end product, but also for avoiding the negative impacts on a range of other production costs. The latest-generation analyser-based raw mix control provides a more accurate and timely flow of raw mix data. By Tom Dannemiller and Nichelle Worthington, Sabia Inc, USA. Raw mix analyser in position Controlling the chemical composit...