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Lafarge Malaysia commissions new bag filter

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Lafarge Malaysia has commissioned a new bag filter as the Kanthan cement plant. The MYR20 million (US$4.8 million) investment is part of a company-wide push to optimise operational efficiency, while controlling dust emissions at its three cement plants.

The project is the second major investment at the Kanthan plant with the last three years, following the installation of a vertical roller mill for cement grinding in 2016. The new bag filter replaces and old electrostatic precipitator dust control system.

The bag filter captures dust particles, releasing only filtered air into the environment. The bag filter is cleaned at pre-programmed intervals and the dust particles are channelled into hoppers to be recirculated into the kiln process for efficient material utilisation.

“Health, safety, and environment is one of our core principles in line with LafargeHolcim’s 2030 Plan for Sustainability,” said Mario Gross, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge Malaysia, at the commissioning ceremony.

“This investment underlines our unwavering commitment to responsible and sustainable operations as we ensure the health and safety of our employees and the communities we operate in. We are fully committed to building a sustainable business and are ready to work alongside the communities, organisations and government to achieve this.”

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