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Holcim acquires French building solution manufacturer

12 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim has entered an agreement to acquire Produits de Revêtement de Bâtiment (PRB ), France’s biggest independent manufacturer of specialty building solutions. PRB Group offers a broad range of high performance building solutions, from coatings and insulations to adhesives and flooring systems with advanced energy-efficiency and renovation solutions. The acquisition will advance Holcim’s ‘Strategy 2025 – Accelerating Green Growth’ with the goal to expand its Solutions & Products bus...

A TEC receives REDUCHLOR® bypass order for the Eclépens plant

12 January 2022, Published under Cement News

To reduce the chlorine content in the kiln system to enable an increase of the thermal substitution rate in the kiln line of the cement plant in Eclépens, Switzerland, Holcim (Suisse) SA (Holcim Group) has awarded A TEC a contract for the implementation of it’s innovative R EDUCHLOR ® Bypass. A TEC will also take care of the bypass dust handling and will modify the alternative fuel feeding system to the calciner. The scope of supply for this order includes the whole engineering, suppl...

Greyco joins WCA as an associate corporate member

12 January 2022, Published under Cement News

The World Cement Association (WCA) has announced that Greyco, an international expert consultancy for the construction materials industry, has joined its global network as an associate corporate member. Greyco was launched more than 10 years ago by a group of business development and strategy professionals, and focusses in particular on developing markets, specifically Russia, CIS and central Asia. The company specialises in supporting local and international clients looking for a...

Smart conveying

11 January 2022, Published under Cement News

To get the maximum out of maintenance, proactive and predictive approaches have proven to increase the overall efficiency of plant equipment. The PREMAS® 4.0 predictive maintenance solution, developed by AUMUND for conveying equipment, combines both these strategies. The data-based system enables a cement plant to plan, take timely action and prevent potential issues before operations are impacted. By Robert Henry Morris, AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH, Germany, and Wes Allen, AUMUND Corp, USA ...

Ecocem and Taylor Woodrow pour first ultra-low carbon concrete in the UK

11 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Ecocem and Taylor Woodrow have conducted their first pour of Exegy® ultra-low carbon concrete in the UK. Developed over four years by Ecocem and VINCI Construction, Ecocem Ultra forms part of VINCI Construction’s Exegy ® ultra-low carbon concrete range, and is already being used on a pilot site of the Grand Paris Express and in the construction of the Athletes’ Village in Paris for summer 2024. Significantly reducing the CO 2 footprint of any project on which it is used, E...

Sika reports 17% growth in 2021

11 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Sika has recorded sales of CHF9.24bn in 2021 (EUR8.95bn), an YoY uptick of 17.1 per cent in local currencies and 17.3 per cent in CHF. The acquisition effect was two per cent and organic growth amounted to 15.1 per cent. Compared to 2019, the organic gain was 11.9 per cent. Despite lockdowns in a number of countries, Sika grew more strongly than the market in all regions in 2021 with a 16.1 per cent YoY growth in sales in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa), 21 per cent growth in t...

Ciments Calcia finalises first phase of Bussac-Foret modernisation

05 January 2022, Published under Cement News

Ciments Calcia (HeidlebergCement group) has completed the first phase of its kiln modernisation project at the company's plant in Bussac-Forêt, Nouvelle Aquitane, France. Two kiln shell sections have been replaced with new outlet seals, a brand new clinker cooler with its bag filter has been installed and the control system conversion has been started. Nicolas Federspiel, Bussac-Forêt plant manager, thanked all those involved in the project: “ It has been a very intense perio...

Carboneras Cement creates CO2 capture joint venture

04 January 2022, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim Spain (Holcim group) will capture CO 2 emissions at its Carboneras plant. Together with Carbon Clean and Sistemas de Calor, the company has created the ECO02 joint venture which since the end of 2020 has been assessing the scheme’s technical viability and benefits.

 The plan is for the plant to be capturing CO 2 by early 2023. The CO 2 will be used in the area’s greenhouses, where it will improve productivity through agricultural carbonic fertilisation, which copies and ...

Titan Cement announces progress of share buyback

22 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement International SA has announced the progress of its share buyback programme. The company and its subsidiary, Titan Cement Co SA, purchased 42,514 shares of Titan Cement International on Euronext Brussels and the Athens Stock Exchange in the period between 13 December until 20 December 2021. The value of the shares amounts to EUR575,484. Following the transactions, Titan Cement International owns 1,447,192 shares which represent 1.85 per cent of the voting rights.

Fives signs contract to deliver burner for alternative fuel firing

17 December 2021, Published under Cement News

Fives is set to supply a Pillard NOVAFLAM ® Evolution burner to a major French and international cement player, which is expected to help the producer achieve 100 per cent use of alternative solid fuel (ASF) . The client's rotary kiln currently uses 60 per cent ASF, split 30 per cent for the main burner and 30 per cent for the satellite burner. As part of a decarbonisation process, the client now wishes to achieve 100 per cent use of ASF. This versatility will allow the cl...