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All about Cement


Cement, a hydraulic binder and a key ingredient in concretes and mortars, came into widespread use during the Industrial Revolution. Learn about the history and innovations which transformed this material into a high-tech product.

The first rotary kilns in Spain

Manufacturing process

From the extraction of the raw materials to the grinding of the end product, cement manufacturing is a complex process.

Cement terminology

Every profession has its technical jargon. Our glossary explains the words used to talk about the manufacture and use of cement.

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Industrial ecology

How to create value from waste

Large amounts of natural resources, particularly minerals and fossil fuels, are used to manufacture cement. For many years the Group has been working to reduce the environmental impact of its activities by finding ways to obtain value from waste products

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