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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Lehigh California plants earn Energy Star designation

Lehigh Hanson, Inc.'s Lehigh Cement Co. plants in Redding and Tehachapi, Calif., have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) prestigious Energy Star, the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency.

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Brazil's Votorantim orders six more vertical mills

FLSmidth has been awarded a contract worth approximately $32 million from Brazil's Votorantim Cimentos, Ltda., to supply six OK mills for cement grinding. The mills will be installed with the new pyroprocessing lines, also purchased from FLSmidth, as announced in July 2010. The contract includes supply of the main equipment, process engineering, and site advisory and commissioning services for four OK 33-4 mills and two OK 36-4 mills.

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Salt River plant receives Energy Star label

As 2010 was winding down, the Salt River Materials Group Phoenix cement plant in Clarkdale, Ariz., was recently honored with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star label for 2010. The plant had received its first label in 2007 and has been labeled every year thereafter.

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