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UltraTech takes 400t of waste from railway workshop

08 March 2018, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has taken 400t of waste from the Golden Rock railway workshop in Ariyalur, India, to be used as an alternative fuel in its cement kilns. The company will take an additional 300t of cushions, rubber belts, berth covers and other rubber products over the coming months. The workshop is currently overhauling passenger coaches and diesel locomotives, and therefore hopes to sign another agreement to dispose of 5000t of waste, according to The Hindu.

Turkey seeks alternatives

23 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The concept of a circular economy is growing in influence and as a result the cement production process has begun to evolve. As a large-scale cement producer, Turkey shows considerable potential for the adoption of this alternative economy.  Figure 1: the circular economy cycle Turkey has begun to adopt the concept of a circular economy, a waste-to-energy solution that is a high priority for European Union. The circular economy model is based on the principle that natural resour...

NCB holds 15th seminar

05 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The 15th NCB International Seminar on Cement, Concrete and Building Materials held between 5-8 December 2017 at the Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi, India, was attended by over 1000 delegates. The technical programme featured 200 papers delivered on a diverse range of topics relevant to the industry, whilst an exhibition consisting of 90 companies highlighted the latest manufacturing technology. Some 90 companies participated in the NCB’s exhibition at the Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi,...

PT Indocement

25 January 2018, Published under Cement News

PT Indocement closed 2017 by being awarded Green Industry Level 5 status for all three of its factories for the third time in a row. The Green Industry Award is given by the Indonesian government in recognition of efforts made by the industrial sector to prioritise the efficient and effective use of sustainable resources in its production processes. Indonesia’s cement producers continue to face the challenges of increased competition and domestic oversupply. Despite this, 2017 produced so...

LafargeHolcim increased investment in Jerez de la Frontera

24 January 2018, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim’s cement plant in Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain, invested EUR2m in improving its facilities in 2017, according to a company statement. The sum represents a 20 per cent rise when compared with investment in 2016. The investment focussed on environmental improvements, including the replacement of continuous measuring equipment in the stack and the installation of fire detection systems in the fuel unloading and storage areas. In addition, it worked on the rehabilitatio...

Cementos Argos launch Soluble Smart Pack Cement

21 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Cementos Argos SA along with its local partners and distributor National Hardware (Guyana) Ltd launched its latest innovation, Soluble Smart Pack Cement, on Friday. A demonstration of the product was carried out at National Hardware, showing how the cement bag becomes mortar. The aim is to provide more environmentally-friendly ways of disposing of the cement bags. Argos said that: "innovation is the only way to remain competitive in order to offer the best and more efficient solutions t...

New cement type from olive stone ash and blastfurnace slag

14 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Researchers in Spain and Brazil have developed a new type of cement manufactured from olive stone ash and blastfurnace slag as a more sustainable alternative to currently-produced cements. The new cement has been created by researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) of Brazil, according to UPV sources. Dr Jordi Payá, researcher at the Institute of Science and Technology of Concrete (ICITECH) of the UPV, says that this n...

FICEM’s road to sustainability

08 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Guatemala, Central America, was the host city for FICEM’s 34th Technical Congress which saw 316 participants gather from across Latin America and the Caribbean for this informative three-day conference and exhibition. At the top of the agenda was the new FICEM technology roadmap for a low carbon industry, while 32 presentations covered a variety of topics from new plant construction to optimisation and alternative fuels. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Luis Alvarez, director...

Taiheiyo selected to Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index

26 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Taiheiyo Cement was selected for the fourth consecutive year as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) in 2017. The index is the Asia Pacific version of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and serves as one of the key benchmarks for socially-responsible investment. The DJSI are the investment indices developed and provided cooperatively by the US-based S&P Dow Jones Indices and Switzerland-based RobecoSAM, which evaluate the sustaina...

Cementos Argos

25 September 2017, Published under Cement News

For the fifth consecutive year, Grupo Argos and its subsidiary Argos have been chosen as members of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index World, which recognises best practices in economic, environmental and social sustainability. 2017 has seen Grupo Argos selected as a world leader and Argos as second in its industry, having achieved excellence in codes of conduct and compliance, tax strategy, risk management, measurement and impact assessment, climate change strategy, biodiversity, water-rela...