Industries Cement and Lime

The cement industry requires large investments and is subject to cost pressures. With regard to the direct costs, the cost of fuel and electricity represent more than 50% in the formation of direct production cost of a cement plant. The cement is present in all kinds of work, from the simplest to the most complex, from beginning to end thereof and being a product of low value / weight is quite burdened for shipping, distribution, suffering the impact with fuel and other petroleum products increases. The estimated installed capacity of the country now exceeds 100 million tons per year. The lime is one of the most versatile natural products, its first uses are dated at prehistory, in building pyramids, especially churches and homes. One of its main functions is the binder, or the alloy into the mass, acting as a sort of glue. However, its use is now highly diversified, ranging from segment to segment.