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Siam Cement Group grows earnings in first quarter of 2024

Thailand: Siam Cement Group (SCG) reported first-quarter sales of US$3.36bn in 2024, down by 3% year-on-year. The group partly attributed this to a decline in its cement volumes. Nonetheless, group earnings before interest, taxation, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose by 4% to US$341m. Special items in the group’s first-quarter 2023 results precipitated an 85% year-on-year […]

UNACEM completes acquisition of Tehachapi cement plant – Cement industry news from Global Cement – Global Cement

US: Local press has reported that Peru-based UNACEM has completed its purchase of the Tehachapi cement plant in California from Martin Marietta Materials. UNACEM concluded an agreement to take over the plant from the North Carolina-based producer in August 2023, for a reported US$317m.Global Cement Weekly is Global Cement’s weekly email newsletter. Keep up to […]

Dalmia Bharat’s Jaypee Cement acquisition delayed to mid-late 2024

India: Dalmia Bharat expects to conclude its acquisition of Jaypee Cement by the end of September 2024, six months later than previously anticipated. The Hindu Business Line newspaper has reported that the group attributed the postponement to ‘procedural delays,’ including pending approvals from banks, on-going arbitration between Jaiprakash Associates and UltraTech Cement and some ‘lack […]

Yanbu Cement hires Mastek to help digitise Yanbu cement plant

Saudi Arabia: India-based software company Mastek has secured a contract for the comprehensive digitisation of production lines at Yanbu Cement’s plant in Yanbu. Capital Market News has reported that the planned optimisation will help to raise the efficiency of the plant. Yanbu Cement previously embarked on a programme of ‘digital and cloud transformation’ with Mastek […]

Conducting XRD Analysis of Cement Clinkers – AZoM

X-Ray diffraction (XRD) represents a powerful analytical tool for identifying and quantifying crystalline phases in clinker analysis. Clinker is a critical intermediate product in the cement manufacturing process, and its composition, along with crystalline phases, significantly influences the final properties of the cement product.XRD plays a prevalent role in analyzing clinker mineralogy, providing in-depth details […]

Adani Group further raises Ambuja Cements stake to 70%

India: Adani Group has enlarged its stake in Ambuja Cements from 67% to 70%. The Telegraph newspaper has reported that the group converted warrants into shares in the producer. As a result, it will invest an additional US$1bn in funding for Ambuja Cements, having previously infused funding worth US$2.4bn. Ambuja Cements director and CEO Ajay […]