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BKT to build new Carbon Black Production Plant BHUJ/INDIA, August 29, 2017 – Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT), Off-Highway tire manufacturer, will build a new plant for the production of carbon black. This facility will stretch over approximately 8 hectares within the BKT production site at Bhuj, in the Indian state of Gujarat. The production forecast is about 60,000 tons/year. An initial investment of 23 million US dollars has been earmarked. >more
Uponor expands PEX Pipe Manufacturing in the US HUTCHINSON/USA, July 24, 2017 – Uponor North America has announced that the company has signed an agreement to purchase an existing 237,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and office space in Hutchinson, Minnesota. The 6.35 million US dollar investment is located about 70 miles west from its North American headquarters in Apple Valley. The company is acquiring the manufacturing plant to meet long-term demands. >more
Uponor inaugurates Factory and Sales Office in China TAICANG/CHINA, May 26, 2017 – Uponor, a Finland-based system provider for drinking water delivery, energy-efficient radiant heating and cooling and infrastructure, is set for growth in the Asian markets. The first manufacturing facility in Asia has been officially opened in Taicang. Uponor Asia will provide plumbing solutions and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems for the new residential and commercial building markets in China. >more
Wasser Berlin International 2017: A Wealth of Innovations BERLIN/GERMANY, March 21, 2017 – In one week’s time Wasser Berlin International 2017 will open its doors. Numerous new products await visitors from Germany and abroad to the trade fair which is Germany’s international marketing platform for water. Messe Berlin has put together a representative selection under the heading of ‘Innovations’ where 55 exhibitors from six countries have described their exhibits. >more
Lambertsson Kran pairs Samson's K-100 synthetic Rope with Grove Crane MALMÖ/SWEDEN, February 15, 2017 – The Swedish tower crane lessor Lambertsson Kran is the world’s first company to pair K-100 synthetic rope with a Grove all-terrain crane. The company anticipates increased efficiency and return on investment by combining the Grove GMK4100L-1 with Samson K-100 synthetic rope. >more
BKT Tires at Conexpo-Con/AGG 2017 LAS VEGAS/USA, February 9, 2017 – At the 2017 edition of Conexpo, BKT showcases the highlights of its Earthmax lineup – tires for construction, mining and earthmoving vehicles – at their booth, where the Giant tire, Earthmax SR 45 Plus, will be at the center of attention. The Indian-based manufacturer of off-highway tires is taking part in the Las Vegas trade fair from 7 to 11 March 2017. >more
Hobas Cooling Water Pipeline for Austrian Steel Plant DONAWITZ/AUSTRIA, January 27, 2017 – For the steel manufacturer voestalpine AG in Donawitz, a more than 100 m long Hobas GRP Pressure Pipeline De 1720 has been installed by means of curved jacking. Despite challenging circumstances, the installation was successfully completed within only two months. >more
Conferences and live Demonstrations at bauma Conexpo India GURGAON/INDIA, November 29, 2016 – Lectures, conferences, award ceremonies and live demonstrations: This year the participants in bauma Conexpo India can again look forward to a diverse program of supporting events. The fourth edition of the show takes place from December 12 to 15, 2016 at the HUDA Ground in Gurgaon, Delhi. >more
IFAT Eurasia: Billion Euro Investments to improve environmental Standards in Turkey ISTANBUL/TURKEY, November 28, 2016 – In February 2017, the international trade fair IFAT Eurasia will take place in Istanbul, welcoming the Eurasian environmental technology industry. The host country alone offers extensive market opportunities: To meet European standards in the areas of drinking water, wastewater and waste, Turkey will have to invest well in excess of 23 billion euro by 2023. >more
Positive Market Signals for bauma Conexpo India GURGAON/INDIA, October 21, 2016 – India is currently the only national market in Asia experiencing growing construction machinery sales. And growth is forecast for the next few years as well: Good leading indicators for bauma Conexpo India, which will be held from December 12 to 15, 2016 at the HUDA Ground in Gurgaon/Delhi. >more
Timber and 3M Dyneon Film Cushions for Canary Wharf Underground Station LONDON/UK, October 17, 2016 – The new underground station in Canary Wharf has adopted an unusual look: Elegant timber constructions evoking memories of the wooden sailing ships in Great Britain's splendid maritime past. Lightweight film cushions made from the high performance material 3M Dyneon Fluoroplastic ETFE now cover the roof construction rising above the former East India Dock. >more
bauma China 2016: Patchy Upward Trend SHANGHAI/CHINA, October 6, 2016 – The Chinese construction industry continues to find the going tough. Against this backdrop, what technical equipment will be especially in demand in China in the years ahead? The eighth edition of bauma China will be taking place in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from November 22 to 25 this year. >more
Genie Equipment in Pole Position at FIA Formula E Championship LONDON/UK, September 21, 2016 – “Building the Future” has been in the genes of Genie, a Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) brand, since the company was created 50 years ago. Genie equipment now played a key role in the television broadcasting of the FIA Formula E Championship in London: An electric Genie boom and a lift assisted the cameramen – without any impact on the environment. >more
Scene for future Ideas: Debut for Innovation Plaza at Wasser Berlin International 2017 BERLIN/GERMANY, September 20, 2016 – Innovations are key to ensuring growth and employment. That is why the Innovation Plaza will be celebrating its debut at Wasser Berlin International 2017. As a place for holding creative meetings and exchanging new ideas it will be the focus of a dedicated area in Hall 3. >more
Triflex Waterproofing Systems in Versailles VERSAILLES/FRANCE, August 17, 2016 – Over three centuries after it was built, the Latona Fountain – probably the most famous masterpiece in the gardens of Versailles – was in urgent need of restoration. The German-based construction chemicals company Triflex was awarded responsibility for the waterproofing systems in the course of restoration work. >more
20 Years of BWB Surface Protection for Steel Pipes VELTEN/GERMANY, July 6, 2016 – The introduction of the GRP coating for steel pipes 20 years ago marketed as the BWB system was a story of success for BKP Berolina. Meanwhile more than 110,000 meters of gas pipes have been coated with this highly resistant GRP coating. >more
Doka Formwork at hydroelectric Plant in icy North MUSKRAT FALLS/CANADA, June 20, 2016 – In the construction of the 824 MW Muskrat Falls hydroelectric power station in Labrador, Canada, extreme cold is a particular challenge. Temperatures as low as -40° C are not uncommon at the site. These conditions require accuracy and expertise in terms of planning and implementation. To meet these challenges, Doka is providing the formwork solutions and aims at setting new standards with its innovative Concremote system. >more
More than 2,400 Companies already signed up for bauma China SHANGHAI/CHINA, June 17, 2016 – The economic conditions in China, especially in the construction sector, remain volatile. Nevertheless, bauma China, being held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from November 22 to 25, will continue to be used as a presentation platform by many of the big names on the local and international stage. >more
IE expo 2016 – Asian Environmental Market defies Chinese economic Slowdown SHANGHAI/CHINA, May 12, 2016 – The IE expo 2016, which took place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from May 5 to 7, was a success: 1,303 exhibitors (+ 20 percent) and 43,000 visitors (+ 7 percent) attended the environmental technology show. Organisers concluded that the demand for environmental technology is still on the rise. >more
All-in-one and ready-to-use Mortar: Ergelit-SBM SCHWERTE/GERMANY, March 2, 2016 – Hermes Technology, manufacturer for sewer repair and renovation, presents an addition to the Ergelit Dry mortar range: the Ergelit-SBM all-in-one cement based mortar, with organic and inorganic additives and high early strength. >more
MC-Bauchemie Develops New Biodegradable Concrete Release Agents BOTTROP/GERMANY, February 1, 2016 – MC-Bauchemie, producer of building chemical products and technologies, has developed two new products – Ortolan Bio 780 and 780 KS – for fair-face concrete finishing. >more
New prefabricated joint profiles from MC-Bauchemie BOTTROP/GERMANY, December 2, 2015 - Conventional floor joint profiles of steel are deployed to resist high wheel loads on concrete floors - as encountered, for example, in car parks, production and storage buildings and in retail facilities. You cannot see them, but you frequently hear them as contact from wheeled traffic invariably gives rise to noise and vibration. Industrial trucks such as forklifts often shake as they pass over such joints, increasing noise levels and even sometimes causing damage to fragile goods on board. Sooner or later, the forklifts and the floor itself experience attrition, with operative health also a concern. >more
Trelleborg Increases Production Capacity TAURAGE/LITHUANIA, November 11, 2015 – Trelleborg, known for its no-dig pipe rehabilitation solutions, is about to open a new production line in Lithuania for a new pipe liner product. It will enable Trelleborg to service the entire pipe cycle with its solutions, technical support and expertise more effectively. >more
How Do Building Materials Get Into Their Bags? BECKUM/GERMANY, August 31, 2015 – Cement, mortar or gypsum – the bulk density, flow characteristics and grain distribution of these products, which are filled in bags and packed for delivery to the customer, may vary significantly, creating challenges at filling. Beumer’s fillpac can be flexibly integrated and adapted with existing packaging lines while weighing electronics are utilised to ensure weight accuracy of the bags. >more
Concrete Replacement: MC-Bauchemie Expands Portfolio BOTTROP/GERMANY, August 5, 2015 – New R2 and R3 repair mortars complete the Nafufill concrete replacement portfolio: Nafufill KM 220 and Nafufill KM 230 are two further concrete replacement systems offering new options to planning engineers. >more
CECE-CEMA Summit puts disruptive technology in the Spotlight BRUSSELS/BELGIUM, July 16, 2015 - Digital technologies and new business models are transforming traditional value chains in the construction equipment industry. The implications this has for the whole sector and its people, companies, construction processes, for Europe as a manufacturing location, and for the design of suitable EU regulations will be discussed at the CECE CEMA Summit, held in Brussels on the 23rd and 24th September. >more
Hong Kong Pigments for Sandy Look of Belgian Pier OSTEND/BELGIUM, May 07, 2015 - Hong Kong based Cathay Industries, which consider itself to be one of the world’s leading manufacturers of synthetic iron oxide pigments, have aided the Belgian Ostend authorities to achieve the exact colour of beach sand in construction of two new piers at the part. >more
BASF opens new Construction Chemicals Production site in India NELLORE/INDIA, April 25, 2015 – BASF unveiled its largest construction chemicals plant in India at Nellore (Andhra Pradesh, South-East India). This is BASF’s fifth construction chemicals plant in India, which BASF considers a strategic growth market. >more
Spectacular new terminal in Azerbaijan: American white oak welcomes travellers in Baku BAKU/AZERBAIJAN, March 12, 2015 - The new terminal at Azerbaijan’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport recently opened its doors to travellers in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. The landmark terminal features interior architecture and experiential design by the Istanbul-based Autoban studio, which has developed a reputation for its imaginative, human approach to design. The contemporary interiors overturn the traditional airport conventions of cavernous space and impersonal experience. >more
Liebherr at Bauma China 2014 Trade Fair BIBERACH/GERMANY, September 23, 2014 – At Bauma China 2014, the Liebherr Group showcases latest technologies and developments in the construction machinery and components segments from November 25-28, 2014 in Shanghai, China. >more
New Cement Blend to cut CO2 Emissions by up to 30% LAUSANNE/SWITZERLAND, September 23, 2014 - A new type of cement is currently being tested on a large scale in India. Known as LC3, this new blend substitutes up to half of the carbon intensive materials traditionally used to make cement with highly abundant clays. >more
Bauma Conexpo Africa to move to a 3-year Cycle after 2015 JOHANNESBURG/SOUTH AFRICA, August 27, 2014 - Africa's largest trade fair for the construction machinery and mining industry celebrated its premiere in 2013. The next BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) from September 15 to 18, 2015. >more
bC India on firm Ground despite difficult Market DELHI/INDIA, August 21, 2014 - Following the economic crisis of the past few years, now that India has formed a new government, once again its economy is characterized by an atmosphere of guarded optimism that is increasingly influencing India's construction and construction-machinery sector. >more
steinexpo 2014: The final Phase has begun NIEDER-OFLEIDEN/GERMANY, July 28, 2014 - 245 exhibitors with 315 trademarks. These are the key data when taking stock of steinexpo 2014 in June. Compared to the previous event at the same time, this represents an increase of 15%.There is also not much more that the grounds available for the trade fair can offer. >more
World Cup Final with MC-Bauchemie BOTTROP/GERMANY, July 22, 2014 - The Maracanã in Rio is one of the most famous football stadiums in the world. Last Sunday it again took centre stage as it hosted the FIFA 2014 World Cup Final. It was extensively refurbished specifically for this huge event, with the clients and planning engineers opting for product systems from MC-Bauchemie as part of the solution. >more
Steelmaster 1200WF - Efficient thin Film passive Fire Protection Coating by Jotun OSLO/NORWAY, July 10, 2014: Jotun, operating in the global coatings market, is pleased to announce the launch of Steelmaster 1200WF, a highly efficient intumescent coating providing up to 180 minutes protection against cellulosic fire for infrastructure buildings. >more
New Terex Boom Booster increases CC 880-1 Crane Lift Capacities ZWEIBRUECKEN/GERMANY, July 8, 2014 - The new Terex Boom Booster kit for the Terex CC 8800-1 crawler crane boosts performance particularly when working with steep and long boom configurations. The kit is a must-have for heavy lifting applications with long-boom configurations such as petrochemical, wind turbine erection and power plant installation. >more
Arena da Amazônia in Manaus: Kick-Off at the Equator MANAUS/BRAZIL, July 2, 2014 - The final stage of the FIFA World Cup has never before been held as close to the equator as it will be in 2014. The latitude of the venue in Manaus is a mere 3 degrees south. Making use of lightweight textile architecture, the newly constructed Arena da Amazônia provides the best possible protection from the sun and optimum ventilation. >more
Seal of Approval: Recognizing an Ecological Manufacturer WEISSENHORN/GERMANY, May 20, 2014 - Ecological and sustainable developments have also played an increasingly important role in the construction sector. Manufacturers, planners and construction companies are taking on more responsibility towards the environment and society as a whole. An example of this is the formwork and scaffolding manufacturer Peri, whose material for its plywood sheets originates from sustainable forests. >more
bauma China attracts strong Interest MUNICH/GERMANY, April 30, 2014 - Although the pace of growth on the Chinese market is slower than previous years, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is still predicting GDP there to expand by 7.3 percent in 2014. This positive picture is not without impact on the situation as regards applications to exhibit at bauma China, which takes place from November 25 to 28, 2014 in Shanghai. >more
Triflex Asphalt Repro – A universal Product for repairing Road Surfaces MINDEN/GERMANY, April 17, 2014. Road surfaces become worn over decades. Cold and frosty winters cause cracks and defects in the surface. Penetrating moisture and fluctuating temperatures serve to enlarge these, resulting in the dreaded potholes. Due to the Triflex Asphalt Repro system, roads can now be repaired economically and for longer than with cold asphalt. >more
New legislative Period holds Promise of new Projects for bc India MUNICH/GERMANY, April 14, 2014 - Even before the parliamentary elections which are currently taking place in India, the Indian government was talking about plans to make funding available for a wide range of projects. Things are definitely moving in this market, all of which spells good prospects for the exhibitors at the bauma Conexpo Show - bC India, which takes place from December 15 to 18, 2014, in the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida, near Delhi. >more
SMOPYC endures, waiting for Industry to recover ZARAGOZA/SPAIN, April 14, 2014 - The 16th edition of SMOPYC, the International Trade Fair for Public Works Construction and Mining Machinery, that ended last April 5 fulfilled the expectations of exhibitors. The number of undertakings that took part (720, from 28 different countries) and of visitors (48,000 professionals) confirmed that the leading fair for the industry in Southern Europe is still going strong. >more
Armacell strengthens its Commitment in Korea MUNSTER/GERMANY, March 26, 2014 – Armacell International, the world’s leading manufacturer of flexible technical insulation materials, is intensifying its business activities in South Korea. Having successfully set up its own pro¬duction facilities in Cheonan, Armacell is now taking over Armatech Co., Ltd, the leading supplier of technical insulation materials for the HVAC/R industry. >more
Alcoa expands in Hungary to meet European Demand for Lightweight Truck Wheels SZÉKESFEHÉRVÁR/HUNGARY, March 18, 2014 -- Alcoa, inventor and global leader of forged aluminum wheels, is investing US$13 million to expand its wheel manufacturing plant in Europe, to meet growing demand for its lightweight, durable, low-maintenance aluminum truck wheels. >more
Carbon instead of Steel – Textiles revolutionize the Construction Sector BERLIN/GERMANY, March 5, 2014 - Ailing Bridges, buildings in need of rehabilitation and aged optics are due to weather and time. Relentlessly, both are gnawing at concrete and steel until they crumble, rust or become unstable. While searching for alternative construction materials for reconstruction and maintenance, more and more attention is drawn towards the textile industry, which, with their materials, has already shaken up the aircraft and automotive industries. >more
Liquid applied Waterproofing gives Condominio Costa Verde a new Look BORGOSESIA/ITALY, February 13, 2014 - At the recommendation of the waterproofing company, D&F Impermeabilizzazioni, and the waterproofing specialist, Triflex, the management of the Condominio opted for the balcony coating system Triflex BFS in combination with the surface finish Triflex Creative Design. >more
SMOPYC 2014 – Preview and Diagnosis of the Sector ZARAGOZA/SPAIN, February 11, 2014 - The preparations are well underway for the SMOPYC 2014, which is to take place at the Zaragoza Exhibition Center from 1st to 5th April. The main associations in the sector are to attend the show, completing the agenda of parallel activities, including the organization of reverse trade missions from international markets such as the United Arab Emirates, India, Mexico, the Russian Federation, Belarus, Turkey and Iran, among others. >more
BAU goes to China MUNICH, January 22, 2014 - BAU, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Architecture, Materials and Systems, is now positioning itself in China, the world ́s biggest construction market. On July 8 and 9, 2014, the first "BAU Congress China" will be taking place in Beijing. >more
Deubaukom focused strongly on Architects and Engineers ESSEN/GERMANY, January 21, 2014 - "Deubaukom has proven that it is the ideal platform in order to network sectoral associations, architecture and the housing industry with each other. The competence centres and the stronger focusing on these target groups were crucial for this purpose," Oliver P. Kuhrt, Chairman and CEO of Messe Essen, and Egon Galinnis, Managing Director of Messe Essen, are in agreement. >more
BASF launches Master Builders Solutions global Construction Brand in the USA CLEVELAND,OHIO/USA, January 20, 2014 - BASF announced last week the North American launch of its new global brand, Master Builders Solutions®, for the construction industry. The global brand reflects BASF’s commitment to the construction industry and includes a wide range of construction chemical solutions previously sold under a variety of well-known specialty brands. It will be completely rolled-out worldwide by the end of the second quarter 2014. >more
Light at the End of the Tunnel – Impressions of Excon India BANGALORE/INDIA, December 18, 2013 - The Indian construction industry met under dark economic clouds at this year’s Excon trade fair in Bangalore, but spots an upcoming bright spot: 2014’s general elections spark new hope for greater growth and a more intensive infrastructure development. It is necessary after all, as is mutually agreed. >more
Building Houses from Plastic Waste STUTTGART/GERMANY, December 16, 2013 - Low-cost dwellings made from a wire mesh framework filled with recycling material are the latest project to be developed by international installation artist, Markus Heinsdorff, as a vision for developing countries. His new concept is currently on show at the Haus der Architektur in Munich as part of the "Low Cost Houses and Pavilions” exhibition. >more
Major Investment in China's Transport Infrastructure SHANGHAI/CHINA, December 9, 2013 - Taking place between November 25 and 28, 2014, in Shanghai is bauma China, the International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment. Although currently challenging, the market in China still offers significant potential, not least because the state is investing heavily in infrastructure – and this is just one of the drivers behind an acceleration in growth in the Chinese construction sector. >more
Efficient Performance: Street Cleaning and Winter Road Services at IFAT MUNICH, December 4, 2013 - When it comes to winter road services and street cleaning, what’s important are performance, safety and cleanliness, and of course cost-efficiency. The suppliers of equipment, systems and services in this field are doing their bit via their solutions to ensure these goals are achieved. A comprehensive review of this market will being presented at the environmental technology show IFAT from May 5 to 9, 2014, in Munich. >more
Sochi’s Tunnel – an Olympic Architectural Highlight GÖTTINGEN/GERMANY, December 2, 2013 - The aluminium cladding of the tunnel entrance made from Novelis pre-painted aluminium ff2® looks like filigree ornaments and is reminiscent of the snowy mountains found at the Black Sea no matter what the season. The Russian City of Sochi is scene of the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in 2014, as well as the location for the FIFA World Cup in 2018. >more
India's Construction Machinery Market buoyed by Investment in Infrastructure and Housing MUNICH/GERMANY, November 27, 2013 - India continues to be one of the most dynamic markets for the global construction machinery industry: In 2016 around 80,000 units are expected to be sold in this very large nation state in South Asia. One important meeting place for the sector is the Bauma Conexpo Show – bC India. The third edition of this International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles takes place from December 15 to 18, 2014 in the India Expo Centre in Greater Noida near Delhi. >more
EXCON Special: Concrete Inspiration by Glass Beads BREMEN/GERMANY, November 15, 2013 - Reolux was represented at the BIG 5 2012 International Building and Construction Show in Dubai, UAE and met with keen interest from visitors there. >more
Neo-Involvement of European Companies in Africa KIEL/GERMANY, November 14, 2013 - The initial reluctance of being frontrunners put up by European companies towards the emerging markets of Africa seem to be subsiding. Wacker Neuson, Herrenknecht, Sandvik, Doka, Geda, Goldhofer or Bauer – European construction companies are gaining grounds on the African Continent. >more
“Red Square” Triflex Marking brings a Dash of Red to Köpenick Old Town DORTMUND/GERMANY, October 21, 2013 - It is the range of application options which makes products from Triflex, the renowned specialist for waterproofing with liquid applied waterproofing and cold plastics, appealing to many planners and architects. The “Red Square” in Köpenick provides an example. >more
bauma China 2014: Applications from exhibitors now invited online MUNICH/GERMANY, October 14, 2013 - This trade show is Messe München International’s most successful export event so far, and over the years it has developed into Asia’s most important construction machinery trade fair. Its name is bauma China, the seventh edition of which takes place from November 25 to 28, 2014 in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). Applications are now invited online from companies wishing to exhibit at this "International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Construction Vehicles and Equipment": >more
bauma Africa: A Construction Industry Trade Fair of international Standard JOHANNESBURG/SOUTH AFRICA, OCTOBER 10, 2013 - “Yes, we can!” This must have been the attitude with which the Messe München International decided to organise the first International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles in Africa. 14,700 registered trade visitors from more than 110 countries came to this year’s premiere the trade fair, which took place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from September 18 to 21, 2013. All in all, 754 exhibitors – 123 from South Africa and 631 that are headquartered abroad – from 38 countries attended bauma Africa. >more
Intermat 2015 presents new Show Layout and Product Segmentation PARIS/FRANCE, October 1, 2013 - Intermat 2015 is the professionally-backed trade show that builds on its achievements, with a clearly asserted position on EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) markets, representing 82% of its visitors, and offering unparalleled access to the French construction market which is worth €206.6 billion in annual sales*. >more
bauma Africa delights the Industry JOHANNESBURG/SOUTH AFRICA, September 26, 2013 - bauma Africa has impressively entered the African market: The first edition of this International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles took up 60,000 square meters of exhibition space – 40,100 square meters net – which makes it the biggest industry event for the sector in Africa. >more
BASF opens Production Facility for concrete Admixtures in Kazan LUDWIGSHAFEN/GERMANY, September 18, 2013 - BASF opened a new production plant for concrete admixtures in Kazan, Russia. Together with the facility inaugurated in Podolsk near Moscow in 2012, BASF now supplies the Russian construction sector with a broad range of concrete admixtures from two production sites. This enables BASF to even better meet the specific requirements of its customers in the growing Russian market. >more
New Hybrid Filler to apply up to Temperatures of 50 °C ESSEN/GERMANY, September 4, 2013 - The application of fine or dispersion fillers is hampered by certain risks, particularly at high temperatures: frequently, dispersion fillers develop a skin, while freshly applied cement-bound fine fillers can become “parched”, i.e. overdry, at the surface. MC-Bauchemie has developed a completely new binder combination for its hybrid filler Nafufill SF, a compound of cement and plastics that precludes these specific application risks. Nafufill SF is easy, safe and efficient to apply up to temperatures of 50 °C, and is suited to a wide range of different substrates including normal, lightweight and cellular lightweight concrete, plastered surfaces, lime sand brick and fast-adhering aged coatings. >more
EAA puts Extrusion Plant into Operation in South Africa JOHANNESBURG/SOUTH AFRICA, August 30, 2013 - In August Evonik Acrylics Africa (EEA) is to begin producing extruded Plexiglas sheets in Elandsfontein, Johannesburg. With an initial number of 20 employees and a new extrusion facility, some several thousand metric tons of semi-finished material will be produced per year for the African market. The products, which are manufactured in accordance with international quality standards, include standard formats as well as special sizes. >more
X-Seed 4000 Tower could house a whole Metropolis TOKYO/JAPAN, August 27, 2013 – Discussions around the world about what the tallest tower might be are well known. Some mention the Taipei 101, at 1671 ft to the tip of it’s spire, whereas others might argue that the Sears Tower, at a whopping 1731 ft (and 110 stories), wins the race. However, if the enormous, 13,000 ft X-Seed 4000 structure ever gets built in Tokyo it will win the worlds-tallest-building competition hands down and leave its puny competitors far behind. If. >more
1st Indian-German Water Partnership Day in Bangalore BERLIN/GERMANY, August 26, 2013 - „German Solutions to Indian Challenges“ is the central theme of the event where the participants will examine the current situation of the Indian water market and discuss the capital expenditure requirements and technical approaches to develop a sustainable water management. >more
Applications to exhibit at bC India 2014 are now invited DELHI/INDIA, August 21, 2013 - Although the next Bauma Conexpo Show- bC India doesn´t actually take place until the end of 2014 (December 15-18), already preparations are in full swing: Companies can now sign up to exhibit at this third edition of this "International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles". Application documents are available for download as a PDF from: The deadline for receipt of applications is February 28, 2014. >more
WACEE ’13 – Sustainable Energy for West Africa GHANA/WEST AFRICA, August 14, 2013 - The 2nd West African Clean Energy and Environment Exhibition and Conference, WACEE is scheduled to be held from 12 - 14 November 2013 at the Accra International Conference Centre in Accra, Ghana. Double-digit growth rates for West African imports of energy and electro technology as well as political stability make Ghana the natural gate towards the high potential West African market. >more
Increased Exhibitor Participation and Association Support for 2013 Techtextil India MUMBAI/INDIA, August 14, 2013 - Covering over 3,000 sqm exhibiting space, Techtextil India 2013 will be 50 per cent bigger than the previous edition and more interactive. Along with the increase in floor space, international participation in the 2013 exhibition is also up by 20 per cent from 2011, demonstrating the show’s continued business success. At Techtextil India 2013, over 130 exhibitors from India, Italy, Japan, Sweden, the UK and the US, in addition to national pavilions from Belgium, China, France and Germany will present the newest products, services and technologies in technical textiles and nonwovens. >more
Construction Equipment Industry meets Members of the European Parliament BRUSSELS/BELGIUM, August 13, 2013 - “Towards a competitive industrial production for Europe” is the title of the conference of the construction equipment and agricultural machinery industry in Brussels on October 16, 2013. Every two years the CECE- CEMA Summit provides a platform for business leaders of the sector to meet and discuss industry matters with representatives of the European institutions. This year’s event will take place in the political heart of the EU, directly within the European Parliament. >more
New Products from MC for Screed Installers BOTTROP/GERMANY, July 19, 2013 - MC-Bauchemie has launched two innovations within its Screed Products segment: Powerscreed 980, a setting accelerator with high water reduction capabilities for the placement of cement screeds to allow for early overworking and foot traffic, and Easyscreed RS, an admixture designed to minimise re-moistening effects and improve workability in one. >more
Construction Machineries Demand decreases after bauma FRANKFURT AM MAIN/GERMANY, July 16, 2013 – A weak start to the year followed by a gradual improvement throughout the following months: This forecast for the year 2013 on the economic development of its industry by VDMA’s association on construction equipment and building material machinery made in February seems to become even more true – although there are differences when looking at all the divisions the industry comprises. >more
Exhibitor and Visitor Increase at Valve World Americas Expo & Conference 2013 HOUSTON, TEXAS/USA, July 11, 2013 - The second staging of Valve World Americas Expo & Conference, recently held in Houston, Texas was a great success. A total of 2,120 visitors attended the event to get a broad overview of the latest technologies, components and systems in the field of industrial flow control presented by 151 exhibitors from the United States, Asia, Canada, Europe, India and Mexico on 26,830 net square feet of exhibit space. >more
Construction time savings for Vienna's North Station Residential Project VIENNA/AUSTRIA, July 4, 2013 - On the former North Station area of Vienna, the "Schwarzatal" non-profit real estate developer is currently realizing a very special housing project. Under the title "A residence with everything!", a total of 91 residential units are scheduled to be completed by autumn 2013 – located in a rental apartment facility along with a residential home for the "Association for a Sustainable Way of Life." The use of modern and efficient formwork systems for the walls and slabs ensured that the very tight completion deadline of only 10 months for the building shell could be met. >more
Yokohama releases large-size Radial Tire for Construction and Mining Vehicles TOKYO/JAPAN, July 1, 2013 - The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced that it officially released in June a large-size radial tire for rigid dump trucks in the construction and mining field - a 27.00R49 size model of its "RB42."The tire has a TRA code* of E-4 and a star rating for tire strength of " **." The lineup features "Regular" specifications for ordinary off-the-road surfaces, and "Cut Protected," with excellent cut resistance. Thus, tires suitable for a wide range of surfaces, from various surfaces are available. >more
Pilot project: solar energy for branches of the Bank of the Philippine Islands MANILA/PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, EBERSWALDE/GERMANY, June 12, 2013 - The German-based solar system integrator mp-tec GmbH & Co. KG is pushing forward its move into the Philippine market, with pilot systems now connected to the power grid. These include two 2.5 kWp installations on the roof of the Ayala Avenue branch of the Bank of the Philippines (BPI), making the bank the first in the country to obtain its electricity from its own photovoltaic system. >more
Endless Stair to new Heights for the London Design Festival LONDON/ENGLAND, June 03, 2013 - Londoners and visitors will have a chance to experience the city in a new way this autumn, with the construction of the Endless Stair, a highlight of the London Design Festival which will see a series of interlocking timber staircases rising to a height of several storeys outside St Paul’s Cathedral, overlooking the Millennium Bridge and across to Tate Modern. >more
South African cement industry switches to 2 ply bags VIENNA/AUSTRIA, May 16, 2013 In less than a year Mondi Kraft Paper and local converters have successfully encouraged much of the South African cement market to use 2 ply bags made with Mondi high porous paper. >more
Demag process cranes for automated store management WETTER/GERMANY, May 03, 2013 - Terex Material Handling is further extending its position as the leading supplier of automated storage systems for the cement industry: the company is equipping two stores with Demag process cranes and storage controllers. After commissioning, planned for the first quarter of 2014, the two crane stores in Colombia and Mongolia will run fully automatically in 24/7 operation. >more
bauma 2013 - Closing report Bauma calls… and they all come: An impressive 530,000 visitors from over 200 countries converged on the Messe München exhibition center between April 15 and 21. Not only did this edition of bauma break all previous records for exhibitor numbers and exhibition space, it also attracted the highest number of visitors ever. >more
Liebherr Components at the 2013 Bauma MUNICH/GERMANY, April 15, 2013 - The Components division of the Liebherr Group has its own stand at the 2013 Bauma, (Stand A4/115 in Hall 4). The exhibits from the mechanical, hydraulic and electrical drive systems areas have been developed and manufactured at various Liebherr competence centres, and demonstrate the exceptional bandwidth of the division’s product programme. >more
BKT Radial Tyres Agrimax Teris SEREGNO/ITALY, April 15, 2013 The combination of excellent traction with reduced soil compaction is one of the features distinguishing the radial tyres of the Agrimax Teris series, which are specifically designed for state-of-the-art harvesting and reaping vehicles. >more