Europeans envision 80 percent cut in industry’s carbon load by mid-century
Published: Monday, 11 November 2013 14:51
Written by Concrete News
Sources: Cembureau, Brussels; CP staff
A five-route roadmap details how European Cement Association members and customers can reduce their industry’s carbon dioxide emissions from a 1990 level of 170 million metric tons to 34 million metric tons by 2050. Routes under cement sector control are Resource Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, plus Carbon Sequestration and Reuse; two others, Product Efficiency and Downstream, target low-carbon concretes, smart buildings and infrastructure, concrete recycling and sustainable construction.
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Robust, two-ply packaging secures cement for ‘drop shipment’ near South Pole
Published: Thursday, 26 September 2013 12:51
Written by CP Staff
South Korea’s Ssangyong Cement Industrial Co. Ltd. enlisted its packaging supplier to produce an 88-lb. (40 kg) cement bag equal to rough handling en route to Antarctica research stations. Taemyung Industrial Co. Ltd. turned to two-ply Mondi Kraft Advantage sack, exhibiting what Vienna-based manufacturer Mondi Group notes is high tensile energy absorption and porosity. The product’s capacity to replace three-ply alternatives nets material savings exceeding 25 percent.
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