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The Colombian cement market continues to grow

The Colombian cement market continues to grow

According to DANE, grey cement production and domestic sales volumes in Colombia increased y/y in June 2014, 1H14, as well as the 12 months to June.

Lafarge cement used in One World Trade Center

Lafarge cement used in One World Trade Center

The tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere, One World Trade Center is constructed from mostly post-industrial recycled materials, including slag cement.

New appointments at the PCA and CPA

New appointments at the PCA and CPA

The Portland Cement Association has announced a new Manager of Codes and Standards while the UK’s Construction Products Association has selected a new Policy Director and Deputy Chief Executive.

POSCO to sell its pulverised slag business

POSCO to sell its pulverised slag business

Korea’s POSCO plans to sell Posfine, which produces pulverised slag for the cement industry, as part of its restructuring efforts.

 

CEO of ARM Cement elected as new KAM Chairman

CEO of ARM Cement elected as new KAM Chairman

Pradeep Paunrana, CEO of ARM Cement Ltd, has been elected as the new Chairman of Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM).

Holcim Philippines reports 8.8% increase in 1H cement sales volumes

Holcim Philippines reports 8.8% increase in 1H cement sales volumes

Net income, sales and sales volumes were all up more than 8% in 1H14 for Holcim Philippines thanks to increased construction activity in the country.

News updates from the Turkish construction sector

News updates from the Turkish construction sector

The Turkish building construction cost index increased by 1.7% in 2Q14, while the seasonally adjusted construction confidence index decreased by 1.7% in July 2014.

Mott MacDonald acting as technical advisor for Mamba Cement project

Mott MacDonald acting as technical advisor for Mamba Cement project

Nedbank Capital and the Bank of China have appointed Mott MacDonald as technical advisor on this South African cement plant project.

 

Anglo American 1H14 interim results

Anglo American 1H14 interim results

Anglo American has released its 1H14 interim results, which show continuing improvement in operating performance against a backdrop of weaker commodity prices.

New PPE lights up without ambient light

New PPE lights up without ambient light

Aggregate Industries has bought the next generation personal protective equipment from Fhoss Technology® to keep personnel safe while working through the night.

POWTECH heads to Germany for 2014 event

POWTECH heads to Germany for 2014 event

POWTECH, the leading trade fair for processing, analysis and handling of powder and bulk solids, is taking place from 30 September to 2 October 2014 in Nuremberg, Germany.

PPC Zimbabwe Harare cement plant on track

PPC Zimbabwe Harare cement plant on track

Construction of the new 1 million tpa plant will commence next month.

 

BASF invests €90 million in expansion of Innovation Campus Asia Pacific

BASF invests €90 million in expansion of Innovation Campus Asia Pacific

BASF has broken ground on the second phase of its R&D facility in Shanghai, China, which will see it expand its Innovation Campus Asia Pacific.

Semen Indonesia posts 12.8% revenue growth in 1H14

Semen Indonesia posts 12.8% revenue growth in 1H14

Indonesia’s biggest cement producer sold 12.8 million t of cement in the first half, bringing revenue to Rp.12.88 trillion (US$1.13 billion).

Cement sales increase in Lanzarote in 1H14

Cement sales increase in Lanzarote in 1H14

In January – June 2014, cement sales volumes declined by 9.8% y/y in the Canary Islands but improved by 15% y/y in Lanzarote. Meanwhile, domestic consumption fell in Spain’s regional markets but exports were up.

JK Lakshmi Cement reports surge in net profit

JK Lakshmi Cement reports surge in net profit

Increased sales volumes and cost efficiencies boost profits for the Indian cement company, which reported a 157.7% rise in net profit for the June quarter.

 

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