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  The need for new-gen refractories
Today every cement plant is focusing on the efficiency of clinker production and reduction in the specific cost of operation. A permanent cost reduction programme is running in every plant to optimise its competitiveness and profitability.

The quick fix solution for automation
With the ever-increasing demand for quality products and stringent environmental policies and regulations, today's manufacturing sector has been challenged like never before to put forward the right operational and business framework to achieve productivity with optimising cost, whereas consistently maintaining the quality of the end product.

Refractories face the challenge of AFR
Despite a lot of talk about the usage of alternate fuels and raw materials (AFR) in a cement industry, AFRs are not easy to use as it comes with a set of problems. The cover story discusses these problems in detail.

Cement Demand Moderated
Seasonal overhang, transient impact of GST roll-out and RERA implementation in several States took a toll on cement demand in July 2017. Further, most dealers do not expect any meaningful demand recovery in the near-term, as the adverse effects of GST roll-out may still take one or two months to ease.

Proposed ban of petcoke import not for cement
The Environmental Pollution Control Authority (EPCA) is determined to get a ban on petcoke import, although the ban would not apply to the cement industry, according to Sunita Narain, green activist and member of the EPCA.

Upcoming Events

  • 5-8 Dec 2017, 15th NCB International Seminar on Cement, Concrete and Building Materials at Haryana

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