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Cement sector posts 6.4% growth

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Cement industry in India put up a better performance in 2011-12 fiscal thanks to the robust demand revival in the second half of the year, after posting the poorest show in a decade in 2010-11. The 330-million-tonne industry grew 6.4 per cent against less than five per cent in FY11.The performance was better than the cement makers’ earlier estimates of six per cent. However, later in the year when demand revived, industry officials and sector analysts turned positive, with growth projections of 6.5-7 per cent. The industry sold 223.02 million tonne of the building material, compared with 209.5 million tonne in FY11. Production, too, rose to 223.6 million tonne against 210.5 million tonne, up 6.2 per cent.The cement industry managed to grow a mere 3.23 per cent during the first half of the year (April-September). However, the strong revival in demand from the third quarter of FY12 helped cement makers raise prices, which improved their profitability.UltraTech, ACC, Ambuja Cements, Jaiprakash Associates, India Cements – and Shree Cement, collectively control more than half of the cement market in the country. There are 40 companies in cement industry across India.

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Sustainable solutions by Ambuja Cement, ACC

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Ambuja Cement and ACC the cement and building material companies of the diversified Adani Group announced solutions to an array of customer concerns while keeping environment sustainability at its core. Examples of this are the concrete mix proportioning solution; designed to optimise the proportions of aggregates, sand and water in concrete mixes considering their unique properties. This helps the company optimise the resources thereby minimising wastage. The company also developed an in-house modular curing solution, also known as zero-water curing. This technique helps concrete slab curing without excessive use of water. This has helped save about 39 million litres of water across multiple sites.

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Fornnax adds 430HP secondary shredder to it’s R-series line-up

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Fornnax technologies showcased the R4000-HD tyre shredder at the IFAT expo 2023, where the company got a platform to interact with industry professionals from domestic as well as overseas markets and demonstrate the technological prowess of their machine. The R4000-HD is a powerful machine designed to make secondary shredding and steel separation more efficient and profitable.
The machine saves electricity and man-power and due to its design features it is built to make maintenance procedures easier and also lower the wear and tear to the equipment, thus lowering operating cost. It can process various materials from types, cables, e-waste and aluminium scrap. It is built to last 20-25years. With all its features and sturdy built, it is one of the most powerful secondary shredding machines in the industry.

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Udaipur Cement Works Limited doubles its clinker capacity

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A subsidiary of the well known JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd., Udaipur Cement Works Ltd. (UCWL) recently announced the expansion of its clinker facility taking its current capacity from 1.5MTPA to 3 MTPA at Udaipur. The company, by the end of financial year 2023-24, plans to exceed twice the current capacity from 2.2 MTPA to 4.7 MTPA. The capacity expansion has been funded through a mix of equity and debt; the company recently successfully completed its rights issue of INR 450 crores.
They have two brands under their portfolio ‘Platinum Heavy Duty Cement’ and ‘Platinum Supremo Cement’.
Also known for their commitment to renewable energy and environment sustainability, they have the first and only of it’s kind floating solar power plant of 1MWp at it’s mines, fulfilling 50% of their electricity needs.

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