Cemex Net Sales Drop Amid Challenging Global Economy

Cemex announced that, on a like-to-like basis for the ongoing operations and adjusting for foreign exchange fluctuations, consolidated net sales decreased by 3% to $3.5 billion during the second quarter of 2019. The company stated that the decrease was due to lower volumes in all of its regions except for the U.S., partially offset by higher prices for its products.

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Lehigh Plant Gains Permit to Burn Raggertail

Lehigh Northeast Cement Co. received approval for an air permit update from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to burn raggertail as alternative fuel, reported The Post-Star. The paper and plastic mixture will be burned in the Glens Falls plant’s cement kiln along with coal or natural gas.

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HeidelbergCement Releases Sustainability Report 2018

HeidelbergCement recently published its Sustainability Report for the 2018 financial year. With ambitious emission reduction targets, which have also been recognized by the Science-Based Targets initiative, HeidelbergCement is setting clear priorities in climate protection.

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LafargeHolcim, Solidia Announce Low-Carbon Cement Commercial Expansion

A LafargeHolcim and Solidia Technologies venture will supply EP Henry’s Wrightstown, N.J., paver and block plant with a reduced carbon dioxide cement. The agreement stems from a six-year effort by the companies to bring to commercial scale an innovative technology that reduces embodied CO2 in manufactured concrete by up to 70% versus conventional methods.

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