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Holcim Philippines promotes blended cement products for road building

Philippines: Holcim Philippines is promoting the use of its blended cement products by local contractors for use in road building on environmental and performance grounds.

 

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LafargeHolcim Paulding cement plant to build wind turbines

US: LafargeHolcim plans to build three wind turbines at its Paulding cement plant in Ohio to power the unit. Jamie M Gentoo, chief executive officer (CEO) of US cement operations, said that using distributed wind energy at the plant would be a first for the company in North America.

 

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It’s breast cancer awareness month

October is breast cancer awareness month, and at Durocast we believe in supporting worthy causes. 

 

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Elixsys completes pilot test on coal ash extraction technology

US: Elixsys has completed a 100hr continuous pilot test to extract ammonium sulphate and calcium carbonate from flue gas desulphurisation solids at a coal-fired power plant in Pennsylvania.

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Heritage Day 2018

The fact that South Africa has 11 official languages should point the logical thinker to the fact that a wide variety of cultures can be found in our country. Said logical thinker would be right indeed!

 

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Happy Spring!

With moderate temperatures, more daylight and returning birds - what's there not to be happy about this coming spring?

 

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Where next for global cement associations?

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) announced this week that it intends to take over the work done by the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI). This marks a change in how the cement industry as a whole approaches sustainability and in the wider context how the sector manages itself on the world stage.

 

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Happy Women's Day From Durocast

On the 9th of August we celebrate women. Why this specific day you may ask? 

 

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Happy Youth Day

Youth Day on 16 June is a public holiday in South Africa and commemorates a protest which resulted in a wave of protests across the country known as the Soweto uprising of 1976.

 

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Happy Father’s Day

Father’s Day a day of the year on which fathers are particularly honored by their children.

 

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BREAKING NEWS

DUROCAST (PTY) LTD your number one local and international monolithic refractory supplier recently commissioned a 150KVA generator at its main works in Vereeniging.

 

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Durocast would like to THANK all our customers for your loyalty and support throughout 2017.  
 
 
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Extended Trading Hours

Our offices will only be closing on the 22nd of December 2017 and re-open on the 2nd January 2018. We would like to encourage you to order your materials you need in good time to ensure enough time to produce and dispach the orders before shutdown period. We will have a team operating during the shutdown. Please contact Mrs. Leigh Lloyd on 0834626059 for assistance during this period. 
 
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December Festive Season 2017

Christmas holidays are coming and we would like to inform you of our offices that will be closing on the 22nd of December 2017 and re-open on the 2nd January 2018. We would like to encourage you to order your materials you need in good time to ensure enough time to produce and dispach the orders before shutdown period. We will have a team operating during the shutdown. Please contact Mrs. Leigh Lloyd on 0834626059 for assistance during this period. 
 
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Make us Proud!

Durocast  wishes all matriculates good luck with their final exams!  
 
Make us proud! 
 
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Happy Easter

Durocast would like to THANK all our customers for your loyalty and support throughout 2017 so far.  We also want to wish all our clients a Happy Easter and a safe travelling over the weekend
 
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Alkalis and Sulphate Resistant Concrete

Alkacrete is a concrete that was developed to be resistant to Alkalis and Sulphates.  Primary applications would be Dissolving Tanks, White Liquor and Caustic Tanks.
 
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Alternative for Refactory Bricks

Due to limited refractory brick manufacturing facilities within South Africa, industry is relying on imported products as a backup to local producers.  Normally lead times on certain items are relatively lengthy and some users might have to carry minimum stock.   This could put pressure on cash flow especially for the smaller consumers.  
 
 
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Merry Christmas

Durocast would like to THANK all our customers for your loyalty and support throughout 2016.  
 
 
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December Festive Season 2016

Kindly take note that our offices will be closed from the 23rd of December 2016 to the 3rd of January 2017.  
 
 
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