Indian Cement Review - September 2019
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COVER STORY THE RAW MATERIAL DILEMMA The refractory industry is looking for a favourable mining policy to reduce import dependency, even as it is skeptical about the quality of domestic raw materials. “We supplied about 20,000 MT of basic refractories in India” RHI Magnesita is now a market leader in the supply of refractories to the cement industry in India. Parmod Sagar of RHI Magnesita (India) tells how its focus on innovative technologies has helped it stay ahead of the curve. “There is lack of high quality raw materials in India” Sameer Nagpal of Dalmia OCL touches upon the growth rate of refractories in the Indian market for the last three years. FEATURE: BLENDED CEMENTS Blending Green and Grit Blended cements are slowly but steadily increasing their presence felt in the market. With the introduction of composite cement, the industry’s green commitment is getting reinforced further. “Most manufacturers have started moving towards blended cements” Nilesh Narwekar of JSW Cement shares the historical growth rates of PSC & PPC. “Composite cement helps conserve our natural resources” Raakesh Jain of Nuvoco Vistas Corp, speaks on the company’s overall product mix in OPC, PPC and PSC. “The growth rates of PPC & PSC have been pretty steady” Ujjwal Batria of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) discusses the current demand and supply scenarios of these two commodities - fly ash and slag. INTERACTION “We have a target to go beyond 20% TSR by 2025” Berthold Kren of Geocycle India discusses about the AFR initiatives of the industry, its advantages and where India stands by this yardstick.
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