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Holcim expands Solutions & Products business

08 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Holcim has acquired ZinCo, a leader in advanced green roofing systems based in Germany with global operations across Europe, Asia and the Americas. The deal forms part of Holcim's efforts to advance its Solutions & Products business to 30 per cent of group net sales by 2025, entering the most attractive segments of construction, from roofing systems to insulation and renovation. According to Holcim, with its integrated green and solar roofing systems, ZinCo is expanding Holcim’s specifi...

MPA survey reveals deteriorating markets

07 February 2024, Published under Cement News

The UK-based Mineral Products Association (MPA) has released the results of its latest industry sales survey, revealing a second consecutive annual drop in sales volumes of heavy-side building materials in Great Britain. The deteriorating market for aggregates, concrete, asphalt and mortar has unfolded against a backdrop of unfavourable economic conditions, escalating costs, rising interest rates and a diminishing pipeline of new construction projects, says the MPA. The quarterly surve...

Italian cement production expands 10% in November

02 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement output in Italy increased by 10 per cent YoY in November 2023, according to the Italian concrete association, Federbeton. However, when compared with the 2015-baseline index of 100, output declined to 92. The country imported 191,707t of grey cement in October 2023, up 13 per cent YoY, with a total CIF value of EUR16.584m, or EUR87/t. Grey exports advanced by 22 per cent YoY in October 2023 to 143,105tt, with a total FOB value of EUR14.468m, or EUR101/t. Year-to-date 2023 In the ...

Breedon launches 2024 apprenticeship programme

02 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group plc (Breedon or the Group), a leading vertically-integrated construction materials group in Great Britain and Ireland, has announced the launch of its 2024 apprenticeship programme that will see 40 new apprentices join the group in September.  The programme, which aims to equip participants with the skills and knowledge required to excel at a career in the building materials sector, invites applicants to apply from 1 February 2024. Successful applicants will have the opportu...

SaltX Technology EU patent for calcium-looping solution

01 February 2024, Published under Cement News

SaltX Technology, based in Sweden, has been granted an EU patent for an electrified 'calcium looping' carbon capture solution where the company's patented Electric Arc Calciner (EAC) forms a central role.     The method means that CO 2 is captured from an emitter and bound with the help of lime and then transported to a central facility where the CO 2 is separated using the EAC technology. As a result, industries do not need to make a significant investment of their own for CO 2 separa...

Hoffmann Green agreement targets private individuals

01 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Hoffmann Green Cement Technologies has signed a strategic partnership to sell its clinker-free low-carbon cements through the retail network of Bricomarché, Bricorama, Brico Cash and Tridôme (part of Les Mousquetaires Group). Through this agreement, the four DIY chains of the Les Mousquetaires group, Bricomarché, Bricorama Brico Cash and Tridôme, are pursuing their commitment to a global and ambitious CSR strategy, "to develop a more responsible business committed to local communities, and...

Spanish cement demand falls 3% in 2023

31 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Spain showed no growth in 2023, settling at 14.5Mt, representing a drop of three per cent YoY and five years of stagnation, according to the country’s cement association, Oficemen. With an installed capacity of approximately 47Mta, capacity utilisation rates are low and Oficemen President, Alan Svaiter, said that a country with the population and GDP of Spain should have a stable demand of around 20Mt. He called for greater implementation of public works, more promine...

FLSmidth reports 2023 cement revenues of DKK6bn

31 January 2024, Published under Cement News

FLSmidth has released its 4Q23 and full-year 2023 preliminary and unaudited results. The cement business recorded revenues of DKK1.4bn (US$203.3m) in the 4Q23 and DKK6bn in 2023. EBITDA margin for the cement business grew by 7.4 per cent in the 4Q23 and by 6.7 per cent in 2023. The order intake for the 4Q23 in the cement business totalled DKK1bn and in 2023 it reached DKK4.9bn. In a statement the company stated, "We expect the short-term outlook for the cement industry to remain impact...

Heidelberg Materials launches evoBuild

31 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials has introduced a new global product brand, evoBuild, for low-carbon and circular products. evoBuild products are characterised by their clear sustainability credentials, and each product must meet strict requirements to become part of the range. As the first company in the heavy building materials industry, Heidelberg Materials is using globally standardised criteria to label sustainable products. All countries in which the company is present will gradually integrate t...

MPA's new report issues warning to next UK Government

30 January 2024, Published under Cement News

With a general election approaching in the UK, a new report from the Mineral Products Association (MPA) – ‘Priorities for the Next Government: Decarbonisation, Growth, Delivery’ – is urging all parties to carefully consider the supply of essential domestic mineral products in their manifesto pledges on housing and transport, schools and hospitals, flood defences and renewable energy infrastructure. The report outlines the three fundamental issues that the next UK Government needs to ge...