PCA Forecasts Moderate Cement Consumption Growth

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) released its annual Spring Forecast which envisions strong to moderate growth for cement consumption through 2019 and into 2020. PCA Market Intelligence expects cement consumption will grow by 2.3 percent in 2019; compared to the Fall 2018 forecast this represents a marginal slowing in the pace of growth.

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IEEE-IAS/PCA Conference to Convene in St. Louis

The 61st Annual IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference will be held in the St. Louis Convention Center, April 28-May 2, 2019. The conference will include presentations of the latest technology covering a variety of topics important to the industry.

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FLSmidth Touts Competitive VRM Market

The 1980s saw the beginning of a shift in the cement industry. Slowly and steadily, cement producers began to adopt vertical roller mills (VRMs) for cement grinding instead of ball mills. Fast forward to today, and the VRM, with its superior grinding efficiency and low power consumption, is the industry standard, according to FLSmidth.

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Plibrico's Rapid Response Helps Customers

When emergency situations arise, response time is critical. For a refractory customer with a heat-processing equipment failure, rapid response, in the moment of need, is critical and can mean the difference between becoming operational in a matter of hours, verses days or in some cases even weeks.

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