Cemex launches new corporate website

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V., of Monterrey, Mexico, announced in mid-February the launch of its newly  redesigned corporate website: www.cemex.com, which incorporates state-of-the-art web technology, and most importantly, aims to significantly improve the user experience of the many Cemex stakeholders visiting the site. The new site features new content and enhanced use of multimedia applications such as videos, photos, and interactive…

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Buzzi sees 2010 core profit missing forecasts

Mulan, Italy-based cement group Buzzi Unicem SpA predicted a deeper-than-expected fall in 2010 core profit on Tuesday, but said signs of improvement could continue in 2011. Italy’s No. 2 cement producer said it saw 2010 recurring earnings before (EBITDA) of around US $546 million. 2010 revenues fell 0.9%, broadly in line with expectations. Buzzi operates in Italy, central and eastern…

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Environmentalists move to nix fly ash from LEED point consideration

Environmentalists’ latest weapon to undermine the use of coal in power generation follows a curious trajectory: The U.S. Green Building Council’s public comment process for LEED [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design] rating system revisions. A group comprising federal and state environmental and law enforcement agency officials, PEER contends that construction-grade fly ash—the most widely used coal combustion residual (CCR)—should…

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MonierLifetile deploys photocatalytic cement in smog-wise profile

Boral Roofing has turned to titanium dioxide-dosed cement for Smog-Eating Tile, the latest addition to concrete offerings under the MonierLifetile brand. The specialty cement’s photocatalytic properties speed up oxidation of pollutants and contaminants deposited on concrete surfaces. Smog-Eating Tiles are molded with a base and face mixes, the latter bearing the performance powder.

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