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A batch of Nepalese cement licences are suspended

04 January 2019, Published under Cement News

The Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) has suspended licences to produce cement for several companies in Nepal after they failed to meet manufacturing standards. Among the companies facing action are Dang-based Ghorahi Cement, Mega Cement of Jhapa, Narayani Cement Industry of Bara, International Cement in Birgunj, Gorakhkali Cement Industries of Jhapa, Annapurna Cement in Morang, MJP Cement and Ganapati Cement of Kapilvastu, Hongsi Cement Industry of Nawalparasi, Arghakhanchi Ce...

Ukraine industry moves against counterfeit cement

21 September 2018, Published under Cement News

This week Ukrcement, the Ukranian cement association, reported that counterfeit cement was prevalent in Ukraine's cement market. It is more disappointing news for local producers who have seen cement production drop by 3.7 per cent in the first seven months of the year. The cement association recently commissioned GFK Ukraine to carry out research into the packaging of cement products sold in the domestic retail market. The research agency visited 180 building material outlets, supermark...

New standard for alkali-activated cements

13 May 2016, Published under Cement News

With the European market proving a barrier to Lucideon Ltd seeing its technology for alkali-activated cements entering the construction sector it has devised a new standard that will reduce raw material costs. For several years Lucideon has been developing a proprietary and sustainable technology called MIDAR to create bonds for alkali-activated cements. MIDAR is a technology that uses a chemical reaction to bond together alkalis and aluminosilicate materials (both of which can be sourced c...

Loesche recertified to ISO 9001 standard

27 April 2016, Published under Cement News

German equipment manufacturer Loesche has announced that it has been recertified to ISO 9001:2008 standard, maintaining the qualification that it first achieved in 1998. Angelika Wollenweber, Head of Quality Management, Standards & Regulations, stated: "A functioning quality management is indispensable. Our customers expect innovative engineering, precise plant construction and reliable service. We can only render these services if we adhere to the processes within the LOESCHE Group in ac...

Nigerian cement industry backs 42.5 grade cement

07 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Major cement producers in Nigeria have pledged their commitment to the House of Representatives’ position that 42.5MPa grade cement is to become the minimum standard of cement quality produced in the country. All products that do not meet this benchmark are expected to be withdrawn from the market. The step follows government acceptance of report findings and stakeholder consultation by the Committee on Cement Composition and Pigmentation, which had recommended the 42.5 grade option being...

Stepping towards sustainability

16 January 2013, Published under Cement News

South Africa has a strong cement industry that is now remodelled with many new plants and high standards of cement production. Cheap imports, skilled labour shortages and a lack of government funding still frustrate local producers, but research into lower emissions and more sustainable products continues. By Hanlie Turner, Cement & Concrete Institute, South Africa. The thriving metropolis of Cape Town, South Africa The Cement & Concrete Institute (C&CI) has reported YoY growth ...