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In the spotlight: health and safety

In the spotlight: health and safety

James Jameson, VP Product Strategy at Rivo, explains why it is more important than ever for companies to comply with health and safety regulations.

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Engineering software developer breaks records

Engineering software developer breaks records

Aucotec AG reached its highest turnover growth in FY14.

Cement news highlights: 13 – 17 April

Cement news highlights: 13 – 17 April

A round-up of this week’s cement news, from the latest on the LafargeHolcim merger to regional cement statistics.

US cement plants recognised for environmental excellence

US cement plants recognised for environmental excellence

The 14th Annual Cement Industry Environment and Energy Awards recognise plants that go further in their efforts to reduce their environmental impact.

Summit Materials to acquire some of LafargeHolcim divested assets in the US

Summit Materials to acquire some of LafargeHolcim divested assets in the US

Lafarge and Holcim have announced further information about the assets they propose for disposal in the US in order to facilitate their merger.

 

BASF India opens construction chemicals plant in Nellore

BASF India opens construction chemicals plant in Nellore

BASF India Ltd has begun commercial production at its new construction chemicals plant in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, its fifth production facility in the country.

Rise in cement consumption in Cataluña in 1Q15

Rise in cement consumption in Cataluña in 1Q15

Cement consumption in Cataluña, Spain, grew by 12.5% y/y in March 2015 and by 8.1% y/y in 1Q15.

Legislation approved to require WOTUS withdrawal

Legislation approved to require WOTUS withdrawal

The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has approved the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act (H.R. 1732), which requires the withdrawal of the Waters of the United States rule.

Eurocement too late to join LafargeHolcim board?

Eurocement too late to join LafargeHolcim board?

Holcim has issued a statement saying that the proposal for Filaret Galchev to join the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim came too late for inclusion into the EGM agenda.

 

Shared cement industry outlooks on development of INDC for India

Shared cement industry outlooks on development of INDC for India

Cement Manufacturers Association and Cement Sustainability Initiative joined to present the cement sector’s perspective on the development of INDCs.

US GHG emissions have fallen 9% since 2005

US GHG emissions have fallen 9% since 2005

New figures released by the US Environmental Protection Agency show a 5% drop in emissions between 2005 and 2013, but a 2% increase from 2012 to 2013.

Exports drive cement dispatch growth in Peru in March

Exports drive cement dispatch growth in Peru in March

In March 2015, cement production increased by 2% in Peru, with export growth leading to a slight rise in total dispatch figures.

HeidelbergCement extends Shanks Group alternative fuel contract

HeidelbergCement extends Shanks Group alternative fuel contract

Icopower, part of Shanks’ Solid Waste Division, will supply HeidelbergCement with 54 000 tpy of its ICOPOWER® energy pellets. These will be used to power the cement manufacturer’s kilns.

 

Slowdown in China

Slowdown in China

Cement output declined by 20.5% y/y in China in March, while GDP growth slowed to 7% y/y in 1Q15.

Spain: cement consumption up 8.5% in 1Q15

Spain: cement consumption up 8.5% in 1Q15

Cement consumption in Spain reached 983 210 t in March 2015, while 1Q15 saw some 2.55 million t of cement consumed in the country.

APCMA proposes tax cuts for the cement industry

APCMA proposes tax cuts for the cement industry

The All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association has submitted its pre-budget proposals to the Federal Board of Revenue.

Power supply agreement for new DG Cement plant

Power supply agreement for new DG Cement plant

K-Electric (KE) and DG Cement Ltd have signed a power supply agreement for the Pakistani cement manufacturer’s new plant in Hub, Balochistan.

 

 
 

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