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Brand new image for Buzzi Unicem special binders
02 October 2013

Brand new image for Buzzi Unicem special binders

The constant evolution of our products was recently underlined by a new advertising campaign, which accurately promotes the properties of special binders. In particular, the advertising pages for Solidur, Rocket and Buzzi Unicem Next were all completely redesigned. We identified a key concept for each product, which the communication would then be developed around with the intention of highlighting use of the product from a technical point of view, without detracting from the visual and emotional impact. For example, for Solidur we focused on the concept of securing a contaminated site, the message associated with Rocket is speed and for Next the emphasis is on the concept of versatility and the multiple uses of the binder. The new advertising pages will be released in a selection of specialist magazines and will initially be aimed at the Italian market.

Appointment at SAIE 2013
01 October 2013

Appointment at SAIE 2013

After a few years of absence, Buzzi Unicem is returning to the SAIE – Building Innovation Exhibition, at the invitation of Federbeton. The exhibition will be held in Bologna from 16 – 19 October 2013.
Our stand will be located in the Safe Building area, where we will present new Buzzi Unicem Next, the first sulphoaluminate cement in Europe to have received CE marking including structural uses, and New Rocket 200.
Our subsidiary Unical will in turn be emphasizing the new Unical Smart supply model and the H2NO project, an initiative strongly backed by the company in order to declare war on concrete weakened by adding water on site.
During the exhibition, which has now reached its 49th edition, numerous seminars and workshops will be held on subjects in the same field, such as seismic and geotechnical issues and maintenance and structural consolidation.

For a free pass click here , fill in the form and download your pass using the code: SAIEYXE1.

RemTech 2013
09 September 2013

RemTech 2013

Buzzi Unicem will participate in the 7th edition of the Remediation of Contaminated Sites and Area Redevelopment (RemTech), which will be held at the Exhibition Center in Ferrara from 18-20 September. We will be exhibiting Solidur®, our special binding agent for environmental remediation, in pavilion 3, stand n° 4.
This marks the seventh consecutive year that Buzzi Unicem has participated in RemTech, the most specialized expo on remediation technologies in Italy and which has always proven to be extremely interesting, mainly because it provides an excellent opportunity to meet environmental and hydraulic engineering professionals and for some lively exchanges with experts, technicians and architectural designers.

Next, the first CE certified eco-sustainable cement
18 July 2013

Next, the first CE certified eco-sustainable cement

On 28 June 2013, Buzzi Unicem obtained the CE mark for its Next sulfoaluminate binder product line developed by the R&D team of Buzzi Unicem located in Trino (Vercelli) laboratory. The certification was awarded after a series of experiments and tests conducted over a period of 3 years. 
Buzzi Unicem is the first company in Europe to obtain the CE mark on calcium sulphoaluminate cement and to grant also on this special binder the same strict requirements in terms of composition, performance and durability characteristics that can be obtained with Portland cements.
Obtaining the CE mark forges the way ahead toward new uses for these cements in concrete structures, thus spawning innovation in the hydraulic binders sector and simultaneously guaranteeing the strict quality control standards as well as greater environmental protection. 

Sustainability Report 2012
16 May 2013

Sustainability Report 2012

We publish the 10th edition of the sustainability report.
On May 10th the 10th edition of the sustainability report 2012 was presented during the General Shareholders  Meeting.
The report shows the social, environmental and economic indicators related to the year 2012 disclosed according to the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) guidelines.

The 2012 edition shows a group disclosure and a focus on Italy, while the country reports related to the other nations will be available in the sustainability section of the corporate web site.
The sustainability report 2012 confirms the level of application A+ and is written up and published in Italian and English.

Buzzi Unicem’s care for the territory
27 March 2013

Buzzi Unicem’s care for the territory

The “La Madonnina” nature oasis is situated on the right bank of the Stura di Demonte river in the municipality of Sant’Albano Stura, 20 km north of Cuneo.
Extending over an area of 220,000 m2 in a former natural aggregates quarry, the land was donated to the town by our company to create a bird reserve. The land was transferred in two parcels, with the first 100,000 m2 donated in 2003 and the remaining 120,000 m2 in 2009. With the donation of the last parcel and the installation of bird-watching infrastructures, the oasis has become one of the most important wetlands in Piedmont, dedicated to passionate ornithologists and enjoyed as a place of recreation in the middle of nature by families and children alike.
On Sunday, March 17, 10 years after the first parcel of land was transferred, the town council awarded Buzzi Unicem with a plaque for making this tranquil, peaceful Oasis visited by thousands of people possible.
Please visit the website for further information and see the study created by our Quarries and Mines department here enclosed.

Next: the new line of special high performance binders
06 March 2013

Next: the new line of special high performance binders

Buzzi Unicem started commercializing the new Next line this year. Produced in Italy, this family of innovative binders is capable of forging a new frontier in the construction industry and in particular in the high performance hydraulic binder segment. 
Next binders can be used in multiple applications in the pre-mixed building material industry  and in the precasting sectors, which demand high mechanical performance levels, low shrinkage rates and high resistance to sulfates. 
The Next product line consists of three main sub-families: Next clinker, Next base and Next binder.
Next clinker, when used in mixes with Portland cement, it accelerates setting and initial hardening times and can also be used to formulate binders for quick setting mortars. 
Next base ensures the reliability and constancy of performance, which is essential in the pre-mixed building material industry. It can be used in tile adhesives, technical mortars, quick hardening premixed mortars and grouts even at low temperatures, in spray and injected  products and in the latest generation self-leveling screeds. 
Next binder is a ready-to-use hydraulic binder suitable for self-leveling screeds and quick precasting. It can be used to create mortars and concrete of any workability class to obtain strong, durable products that allow early removal of formwork.