PCA Honors Safety Innovation

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) recently announced the winners of the 2021 Safety Innovation Awards, which recognizes creative safety-enhancing projects in the cement industry.  The winners were determined by a panel of judges that evaluated safety projects completed in 2020 from across the country in four categories: COVID-19 management, pyroprocessing, general facility, and distribution. “Our industry prioritizes the safety of…

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PCA Releases Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality

The Portland Cement Association (PCA) released its Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, a strategic plan that outlines opportunities and actions to reach the ambitious goal throughout the industry’s value chain by 2050.  The roadmap demonstrates how the U.S. cement and concrete industry, along with its entire value chain, can address climate change, decrease greenhouse gases (GHGs), and eliminate barriers that are…

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WCA Adds New Affiliate Member

The World Cement Association (WCA) has further expanded its international network of members by welcoming the Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT) as an affiliate member. The ICT was established in 1972 and is the concrete sector’s professional development body, operating internationally to provide qualifications in concrete technology to people with a professional interest in the industry. “The cement and concrete…

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HeidelbergCement Moves Toward Digitalization With Command Alkon Stake

HeidelbergCement entered an agreement to take a 45% stake in Command Alkon, the global leader in software and information technology services for heavy building materials. San Francisco-based investor Thoma Bravo, which acquired Command Alkon last year, will retain majority ownership.  The agreement is subject to regulatory approvals, which the parties anticipate clearing by year end. Through each other’s efforts and…

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LafargeHolcim to Convert Texas Plant to Low Carbon PLC

As part of a global effort to adopt more sustainable products and lower the industry’s carbon footprint, LafargeHolcim in the US announced that its Midlothian, Texas, facility will be the first cement plant in the country to fully convert to portland limestone cement (PLC). The decision to convert Midlothian to OneCem, part of the Envirocore blended cement portfolio, represents what…

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Albarrie Spotlights Efficiency with Tandem Filter Bags

Tandem Nonwoven Baghouse Filter Bags from Albarrie offer improved operating capabilities and excellent filtration abilities by combining high-performance P84 polyimide fibers with conventional fibers like PPS or Polyester. The P84 top layer, with its multi-lobal fiber construction, provides higher surface area for effective surface filtration and dust cake formation while maintaining high airflow and low pressure drop across the media.…

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WCA to Hold Global Virtual Conference

The World Cement Association (WCA) announced that its fourth annual conference will take place virtually this month. The Oct. 20-21 event will bring together global leaders and experts from the cement and wider hard-to-abate sector to showcase and discuss the work and progress the industry has made toward decarbonization, and what is needed in the years ahead. “This year’s conference…

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