ABB, a technology leader in electrification products, robotics, and industrial automation, has announced a €100 million investment for an innovation and training campus in Austria.
Independent UK building materials company, Breedon Group, has acquired Lagan Group in a deal worth £455 million.
A significant fall in earnings from its Egyptian business saw French building materials firm, Vicat, report lower year-on-year EBITDA, despite a solid rise in revenues.
Strong results from Eastern Europe and positive signs in large Western European markets saw LafargeHolcim’s European earnings grow 3.7% in 2017.
CEMEX reported positive net sales and earnings in 4Q17, although earnings were down over the full year and prices weakened in the region.
The co-processing of waste plastics in cement production should be recognised and supported in any European plastics strategy.
The European Cement Research Academy has initiated an industrial-scale project to test the potential for oxyfuel kiln technology at two cement plants.
This year’s Alternative Fuels Award has opened for nominations with winners to be announced at this year’s Alternative Fuel Symposium in September.