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Refratechnik Group and Höganäs Borgestad Group establish strategic agreement

09 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Refratechnik Group and Höganäs Borgestad Group have entered into a strategic agreement for the supply of refractory products. "The similar operating philosophies of both organisations aligned and resulted in an expanded range of refractory solutions for Höganäs Borgestad customers," said Höganäs Borgestad Group in a statement . The agreement underscores the desire of both companies for long-term, sustainable and mutually beneficial partnerships. Höganäs Borgestad customers will n...

WCA's Gender Focus Network promotes gender equality in the cement sector

08 March 2021, Published under Cement News

In late 2020 the World Cement Association launched the Gender Focus Network (GFN) with the aim of tackling gender inequality in the cement industry and making the sector more attractive to women, as the participation of women in this particular working environment is very low. According to data from the US and from the 'Big Four' cement companies, only about 13 per cent of the sector's workforce is made up of women, suggesting that there are issues in attracting and retaining female talen...

ABB calls for faster adoption of high-efficiency motors and variable speed drives

05 March 2021, Published under Cement News

ABB has released a white paper " Achieving the Paris Agreement: The Vital Role of High-Efficiency Motors and Drives in Reducing Energy Consumption" that reveals the potential for significant energy efficiency improvements in industry and infrastructure enabled by the latest and most high-efficiency motors and variable speed drives. ABB is calling on governments and industry to accelerate adoption of the technology to help combat climate change. According to the International Energy Agen...

Hanson appoint cement business technical development manager

05 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK (HeidelbergCement group) has appointed Michael Wildmore as a technical development manager for their cement business. He joins the company’s technical services team, which offers customers help and support sustainability, concrete mixes and production optimisation. "I have worked within the Hanson UK business for over a year and am delighted to have the opportunity to join the cement division," he said. "I am looking forward to working with our customers to assist them with t...

MPA's Sustainability Report 2020 is released

04 March 2021, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has published its Sustainable Development Report 2020, which covers a range of data from 2019/20 and is aligned with MPA's seven main strategic priorities and the corresponding objectives and targets. Despite challenging circumstances, the report outlines improvements across the mineral products sector. Due to COVID-19, the UK economy is estimated to have contracted by 10 per cent in 2020. However, construction activity and mineral products market...

HeidelbergCement to partner in world's first low-carbon industrial cluster

03 March 2021, Published under Cement News

HeidelbergCement's British subsidiary Hanson UK has become a partner in the HyNet North West consortium, which aims to create the world’s first low-carbon industrial cluster in the region of northwest England. The proposed hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS) project will play a critical role in the UK’s transition to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and the fight against climate change.  "Our involvement in HyNet North West is the next step in HeidelbergCement's path...

Loesche to supply a raw material grinding plant to Mannersdorf plant

02 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Loesche received an order to supply a raw material grinding plant to the Lafarge cement plant Mannersdorf at the end of 2020. Lafarge Zementwerke GmbH (LafargeHolcim) in Austria operates the Mannersdorf and Retznei plants with a cement capacity of approximately 1.6Mta. In recent years, the customer had carried out extensive modernisations of the Mannersdorf cement plant. For example, the entire pyroprocess meets the latest standards and alternative fuels are being successfully used. La...

Cementos Molins records net profits of EUR93m in 2020

01 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cementos Molins announced the group's net profit rose by four per cent YoY to EUR93m in 2020. In comparable terms of exchange rates and adjustment for hyperinflation of Argentina, the net profit  increased by 27 per cent in 2020. Cementos Molins revenues have reached EUR775m at the end of 2020, which represents a decrease of three per cent compared to the same period of the previous year. The strong contraction of the markets in the second quarter as a result of the impact of the COVID...

LafargeHolcim FY20 net sales dip to CHF23,142m

26 February 2021, Published under Cement News

LafargeHolcim announced FY20 net sales of CHF23,142m (US$25,588m), down 5.6 per cent on a like-for-like basis (LfL) compared to the prior year and down 13.4 per cent on a reported basis. The LfL decline mainly results from the pandemic-related disruption, mostly in the 1H20, before returning to prior-year levels in the 2H20.   Recurring EBIT reached CHF3676m, down 10.4 per cent in total and a decline of 1.9 per cent LfL for the full year, with a largely ‘V-shaped’ recovery across all ...

EU calls for greater use of secondary raw materials

26 February 2021, Published under Cement News

The EU Parliament’s own-initiative report adopted this month calls for an upgrading of secondary raw materials. Among other things, it provides for stronger environment-oriented public procurement with mandatory minimum criteria, for example in the construction industry.   For the Euroslag European network and the FEhS Building Materials Institute, this is an important step towards a comprehensive approval of secondary building materials and their conditional prioritisation in public ...