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Who makes Blue Circle cement?

Who makes Blue Circle cement?

Blue Circle Industries

Industry Building materials
Fate Acquired
Successor Lafarge of France
Headquarters Thames and Medway estuaries, UK
Products Cement

What happened to Blue Circle cement?

Iconic contruction brands Tarmac and Blue Circle have been combined to create a UK leader in the building materials sector. Irish-based group CRH has completed its acquisition of the business formerly known as Lafarge Tarmac, of which the two brands were both part, from previous joint owners Lafarge and Anglo American.

Where is Blue Circle Cement manufactured?

Our History

1963 Blue Circle built a cement plant in Dunbar, the only site in Scotland with sufficient raw materials for cement-making. The company took on 550 people when the plant opened, 90 per cent of them from the local area.
2001 The site became part of Lafarge Cement UK.

Who bought Blue Circle?

Blue Circle was the sixth largest cement manufacturer in the world when it was acquired by Lafarge, its French rival, for £3.4 billion in 2001. The merger created the largest cement manufacturer in the world.

How long does Blue Circle Cement take to dry?


Brand Blue Circle
Drying time 30 min
Location Internal & external
Material Admixtures, cements & sand
Range Quick set

What is Blue Circle Cement?

An enhanced Portland-limestone cement, for general purpose work, with improved resistance to freeze/thaw attack, lower water demand than ordinary Portland cement and offering a more cohesive mix.

What is Blue Circle cement?

What is the meaning of Blue Circle?

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Are Blue Circle cement bags waterproof?

Mastercrete has improved resistance to the cracks caused by freeze/thaw attack when compared to traditional cement. It produces a superior smoother and more consistent mix. And its weatherproof packaging means it’s no problem to leave them outside in the rain.

How long does Blue Circle cement take to dry?

Does Blue Circle cement need sand?

Just add 2 bags of sand and you’ll save time and money because there’s no more wasteful leftover cement. And if that wasn’t enough, it also stands up and has a handle to make it easier and safer to carry. The 12.5kg handy pack is available for best-selling Mastercrete and also Extra Rapid Cement.

Where was the Blue Circle Southern cement plant?

The Blue Circle Southern Cement Company operated a short private railway to connect their cement plant at Portland with Ivanhoe Colliery and the NSWGR line to Mudgee. Although only two kilometers or so in length, the line to the cement plant featured a steep gradient and the locomotives were worked quite hard.

What was the purpose of Blue Circle Industries?

Blue Circle Industries was a British public company manufacturing cement. It was founded in 1900 as the Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers Ltd through the fusion of 24 cement works, mostly around on the Thames and Medway estuaries, together having around a 70% market share of the British cement market.

When was Blue Circle Cement bought by Lafarge?

25 kg bags of Blue Circle/Lafarge cement. In 2001, the company, now shrunk to sixth largest worldwide, was bought by the French company Lafarge. Lafarge thus became the world’s largest cement manufacturer. Lafarge continued to use “Blue Circle” as its cement brand name in the UK.

Who is the largest cement manufacturer in the world?

At various times, the company owned or part-owned manufacturing capacity in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, India, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt, Ireland, Spain, Denmark, Greece, United States, Chile and Brazil. During the 1970s Blue Circle became, briefly, the largest cement manufacturer in the world.