To produce quality cement for a sustainable development
Competitiveness of an exporting leading sector
Contributions to society from an essential construction material
CEMA Foundation presents good practices for the safe handling of alternative fuels in cement factories
In view of the growing use of waste-derived fuels in cement factories, the Cement and Environment Labor Foundation (Fundación CEMA) has designed an information and training campaign aimed at minimizing the occupational risks associated with [...]
Representatives of the Catalan cement industry were integrated into the Catalan delegation that participated in the Congress on Circular Economy held in Glasgow (Scotland) from October 30 to November 1. The Catalan mission, made up [...]
The minimum stagnation of the cement market in Catalonia is maintained to August 2018, the last month with data estimated by the Oficemen Cement Barometer. The lack of infrastructure projects and the limited activity of [...]
Cement is a basic product for the construction of homes and infrastructures. Its manufacture generates employment and activity, and its consumption is one of the main economic indicators of a territory. To make production compatible with Sustainable Development, the Ciment Català associated companies carry out actions and invest in facilities and technologies of environmental nature.
The sector is leader in the application of the principles of circular economy. Building debris or scrap is used as raw material. It is the so-called material valorization, and serves to integrate wastes that, otherwise, would go to landfills. It is also innovative in harnessing energy from waste, based on the experiences of countries as committed to environmental protection as Germany, Holland or Austria.
The manufacturing companies minimize the environmental impacts of their activity and restore the quarries once their exploitation ends, to reintegrate them to their natural environment. In addition, the use of available water is optimized, diffuse dust emissions are reduced, integrated restorations are carried out with native plant species, and blasting is controlled and programmed to avoid vibrations disturbing nearby populations, among other actions.
Material with future
Houses, schools, bridges, hospitals, tunnels, reservoirs, offices, pipelines, streets and roads, sewage plants, industrial buildings, port docks, retaining walls, parks and gardens, stadiums … the list of infrastructures built with cement is endless . This is an essential product in the life of modern societies, without which we would be unprotected or directly incapacitated to develop our daily activities. The applications of cement are endless, even reaching artwork.
Cement is life
Ciment Català is the Catalan Cement Manufacturers Association, a non-profit-making business association of a technical nature, which brings together the four companies that produce in Catalonia the most used industrial construction material on the planet.