• West China Cement Shares Plunge After Anhui Conch Deal Collapses

    West China Cement Ltd. fell 29 percent in Hong Kong after trading resumed following the collapse of a proposed deal with Anhui Conch Cement Co. West China Cement dropped to HK$0.76 as of 9:37 a.m. for a market capitalization of HK$4.1 billion ($531 million), having lost half its

  • Taiheiyo Cement announces share exchange

    Taiheiyo Cement Corporation has announced that the proposal for the share exchange agreement between the Company and DC Co. Ltd. Was approved at the general shareholders meeting of DC held today. Accordingly, the share exchange wherein the Company becomes wholly-owning parent com

  • Self-sealing concrete now proved with recognised test

    A US patent has recently been granted to a new test to prove and measure the self-sealing qualities of concrete mixes. This approval confirms the robustness of the test, therefore establishing a uniform way in which this property can be quantified within any mix of concrete, incl

  • New clinker line in Fengkai County

    On 28 June 2016, China Resources Cement (Fengkai) Limited, a subsidiary of China Resources Cement Holdings Limited, commenced operation of its sixth clinker production line. The line is at the cement production plant in Fengkai County, Guandong Province, and has a 5000 tpd clinke

  • U-Cart Concrete changes hands

    The brand that started the ‘self-delivery’ concrete business in the 1960’s has just changed hands. U-Cart Concrete has been purchased by Cart-Away Concrete Systems Inc. of McMinnville, Oregon. This purchase adds the U-Cart line of tub trailers and auger mixers to the mixing tr

  • IFC signs agreement to support Cement Technology Roadmap in Brazil

    Brazil: The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has signed an agreement with the National Union of Cement Industry (SNIC) and the Brazilian Portland Cement Association (ABCP) to support the preparation of the Cement Technology Roadmap in Brazil. The project is being developed

  • Water Accounting: Guidance now available for the cement sector

    To complete the trio of water-related resources developed by the CSI, the Guidance on Good Practices for Water Accounting has now been released. The Protocol for Water Reporting for the Cement Industry published in 2014, specified what should be recorded as part of sustainable wa

  • US construction growth to average 6.0% annually to 2020

    US construction expenditures are forecast to total US$1.5 trillion in 2020, representing annual growth of 6.0% from US$1.1 trillion in 2015. As analysed in Construction: United States, residential building construction is forecast to remain the largest major segment, outpacing no