Cement Shipments Grow in May

Total shipments of portland and blended cement, including imports, in the United States and Puerto Rico in May 2023 were an estimated 10.1 million metric tons (Mt), a 4.3% increase from shipments in May 2022, according to the most recent USGS Mineral Industry Survey. Of total blended tonnage reported in May, 4.1 Mt (96%) was estimated to be portland-limestone cement (Type…

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Continental Cement to Get FLSmidth Alternative Fuel Tech 

Continental Cement, a wholly owned subsidiary of Summit Materials, awarded FLSmidth a contract for the first commercial installation of the FUELFLEX Pyrolyzer at its Davenport cement plant in Buffalo, Iowa. FLSmidth’s FUELFLEX Pyrolyzer enables cement plants to replace fossil fuels with waste-derived fuels in the calciner. The technology offers a lower CAPEX solution than competing technologies, noted FLSmidth, with the…

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Ardex Americas Banks On Pneumatic Conveying Line

Ardex Americas, a supplier of engineered cements, adhesives and high-performance building products, encountered wear problems at the elbows of its pneumatic conveying lines handling sand at its Dallas, Ga. plant.  The lines transfer materials between bulk handling trucks, eight silos, and batch-weighing and blending operations. Six of the silos hold cement, limestone and plaster. “Those materials are not very abrasive…

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Oxyfuel Makes the Cement Industry Greener

It’s no secret that the cement industry is a large CO2 emitter. Nevertheless, it is impossible to imagine our everyday lives without cement. A switch to more sustainable processes is essential to protect the climate and remain competitive. One solution, from the experts at thyssenkrupp Polysius, is called Oxyfuel. Understanding OxyfuelLarge quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) are released during cement…

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