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LafargeHolcim makes changes to Board of Directors

09 April 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim has announced changes on its Board of Directors. Oscar Fanjul has decided to step down as Vice-Chairman after serving on the Board of LafargeHolcim since 2015 and Jan Jenisch is being appointed as a member of the Board of Directors in addition to his CEO role. Beat Hess, chairman of the Board, said: "On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I sincerely thank Oscar for his invaluable contributions since joining the Board of LafargeHolcim in 2015. He played an instrumental ...

Geminor database for waste material recycling is launched

01 April 2021, Published under Cement News

GemiLAB  is a new database that will help analyse the quality of waste for material recycling and energy recovery. The database developed by Norway-based Geminor will assist in making cleaner fractions and better utilisation of waste in Europe. GemiLAB is a database where the content of waste volumes can be registered and analysed from producers across Europe. Through this data gathering, it will be possible to assess the quality of waste fractions over time, says GemiLAB . The d...

Buzzi Unicem outlook for 2021

30 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem's Board of Directors gave an outlook for 2021 with expected sales recovery in Italy and an economic recovery in the USA, while forecasting higher industry inflation forces for building material production going forward.  In Italy construction investments are expected to grow moderately, mainly favoured by the residential building renovation sector and by a gradual recovery of activity in the commercial and public segments. In this context, Buzzi Unicem believe that a recovery...

MLT Group acquires TechnicGum

30 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The MLT Group headquartered in Saint-Chamond, France, continues its growth by acquiring the Belgian company TechnicGum, manufacturer of conveyor accessories and equipment. Therefore, the MLT Group continues its growth dynamic defined over two years ago when it was acquired by Frédéric Guillemet and Patrick Vericel. As a result, the MLT Group is expanding its product range. With a full range of conveyor accessories, custom solutions for spillage control improvements and a wide range of tec...

Buzzi Unicem's Board of Directors assesses 2020 Consolidated Financial Statement

29 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The Board of Directors of Buzzi Unicem SpA have examined the statutory and consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2020.  In the year under review, the group sold 29.3Mt of cement, up 0.4 per cent compared to 2019 and 11.7Mm 3 of ready-mix concrete, down compared to the figure recorded in the previous year (-3.1 per cent). Consolidated net sales remained virtually unchanged during the two years, increasing from EUR3221.4m to EUR3222.4m. Changes in scope had a ...

CRH appoints new non-executive director to the Board

26 March 2021, Published under Cement News

CRH plc has appointed Ms Caroline Dowling to the Board as a non-executive director, with effect from 22 March 2021. Ms Dowling (54), an Irish citizen, was until her retirement in February 2018 a Business Group President of Flex, an industry-leading Fortune 500 company with operations in 30 countries.   Commenting on the appointment, Richie Boucher, chairman of CRH, said:  "We are delighted that Caroline has joined the Board. Caroline has extensive operational experience as a sen...

Waste Knot Energy to reduce carbon emissions with new SIRF pellet range

25 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Waste Knot Energy has developed a new range of pellets made from non-recyclable waste, designed specifically for energy-intensive industries looking to reduce their carbon footprint. These include producers of cement and steel, as well as power stations. The Solid Improved Recovered Fuel pellets (SIRF) are made from dry commercial and industrial waste materials such as wood, card, paper and non-chlorinated plastics.They reduce waste going to landfill and are far cleaner to burn than fo...

The Cement Admixtures Association joins the MPA

25 March 2021, Published under Cement News

T he Cement Admixtures Association (CAA), the trade federation for the main UK admixture manufacturers has become an Affiliate Member of the Mineral Products Association (MPA) . The agreement will enable MPA to provide support services to CAA and allow CAA to take a more active role in the vital work of MPA in promoting sustainable concrete and masonry construction, and its broader engagement with industry. CAA Chairman, Christopher Fletcher, said: "Modern admixture technology uses...

MPA's collaboration plea to UK government

24 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The UK government's aspirations for improved infrastructure, affordable housing and a green industrial revolution rely on policies that create the right conditions for a strong and sustainable UK mineral products industry, according to the Mineral Products Association (MPA).   In its new 'Priorities for Government' statement the MPA sets out the government’s 'to do' list for the sector. In return, the industry has outlined its world-leading commitments in areas such as decarbonisation, bi...

Titan Cement Group records FY20 revenue of EUR1607m

23 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Titan Cement Group delivered strong results in 2020, despite the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Group consolidated revenue reached EUR1607m and was stable compared to the previous year. EBITDA posted a solid increase of 7.1 per cent to EUR286.2m . This was the highest EBITDA recorded since 2010. Net profit after taxes and minorities dropped to EUR1.5m (EUR50.9m in 2019) as a result of significant non-cash charges taken representing the full write-off of the EUR46.6m goodwil...