Solidia Cement’s Performance, Properties Detailed in White Paper Series

In the first of a two-part white paper series, Solidia Technologies detailed the chemical properties, manufacture and performance qualities of a sustainable cement that, combined with its concrete counterpart, can reduce the carbon footprint of cement and concrete products up to 70 percent. Made from the same raw materials and equipment as traditional, ordinary portland cement, Solidia Cement is adaptable to a wide variety of cement formulations and production methods, offering portland cement manufacturers a sustainable and performance-enhancing alternative.

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Housing Activity Drives Hardie’s Fiber Cement Plant Outlays

Pointing to U.S. home building market improvement, James Hardie management confirmed new machinery installations at three operations specializing in the company’s flagship HardiePlank and other fiber cement siding products.

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TXI Explores Sale of Company

The owners of Texas Industries Inc. (TXI) are exploring a sale of the Dallas-based company, reported Bloomberg, citing three people with knowledge of the matter.

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Wood Promoters on Defensive Following Launch of CAC Campaign

Last month, the Cement Association of Canada (CAC) announced the debut of a national campaign to fight changes to the national building code that it said would put Canadians at risk. Within hours, those who promote six-story wood buildings responded, claiming that “health and safety remain top priorities for the wood industry.”

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