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® Azerbaijan's Norm Cement to host International Concrete Conference

Baku, May 13, AZERTAC

Co-organized by Norm Cement, International CPI Worldwide journal and ICCX (International Concrete Conference and Exhibition) Academy, an international conference on "Modern concrete technologies and construction directions in Azerbaijan" will be held for the first time in the field of concrete industry in Azerbaijan.

The event will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel on June 20, 2019 with participation of representatives from more than 100 local and foreign companies. Representatives of the German Progress Group, Rekers, Kraft Curing Systems, Ha-Be Betonchemie, Polish Arcen, Danish Hawkeye Pedershaab and Spanish Lausanne companies will make speeches in the event.

The main purpose of holding the international concrete conference in Azerbaijan is to stimulate use of reinforced concrete frames on all types of construction, including local infrastructure, housing construction, restoration works in urban and suburban areas, and to benefit from European experience. Thus, new trends in modern concrete technology will pave the way for the wider use of long-term and high quality concrete structures in private buildings, as well as in industrial and agricultural projects.

Azerbaijan's Norm Cement Plant, which has an indispensable role in the development of the non-oil sector, continues to make innovations of economic importance in 2019. It is the largest cement producer in the South Caucasus with production capacity of 5,000 tons of clinker per day and 2 million tons of cement per year.

At present, 5 types of cement products are manufactured at the plant. Produced CEM II/A-P 32,5R brand KLASS A, CEM II/B-L 32.5R brand KLASS B, CEM II/A-P 42,5 R brand KLASS C500, CEM II / A-P 42,5N brand KLASS S (sulphate-resistant Portland cement) and CEM I 52.5N brand KLASS 1 products are provided for sale in bulks and sacks.

Despite several years of production experience, Norm Cement got access to foreign markets along with local cement market during the period of its activity. The plant has been exporting cement and clinker products to neighbouring Georgia for many years. Currently, the company explores export opportunities to other countries.

As one of the prestigious agencies in Europe, ICCX organized international conferences in the field of concrete in many developed countries around the world about 20 years. The ICCX trademark is a unique combination of conference and trade exhibition covering all aspects of modern concrete production and technology.

Norm Cement Plant pays particular attention to the quality of cement. For this purpose, cement and concrete laboratories meeting modern standards established in the plant. Regular quality test is conducted in cement laboratories, chemical and mineralogical composition of product samples is analyzed. Testing of concrete filler, chemical additives and various types of concrete suitable for different application area is carried out in the concrete laboratory of the plant based on the requirements of relevant applicable standards (AZS - Azerbaijan, EN-Europe, ASTM-USA and GOST-Russia), composition of concrete mix is prepared by selecting optimum ratio of fillers.

Norm continues cooperation with the companies and organizations of international reputation in the field of cement and concrete production. The Company is a full member of the European Cement Research Academy (ECRA). Another organization which Norm Company collaborates with in the international level is the German VDZ Scientific Research Institute. Highly qualified specialists of the VDZ visit the plant and conduct technical audit of the production process. The VDZ presents conformity certificates for Norm cement products according to DIN EN 197-1:2011 standard.

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