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Cement is made by crushing and heating limestone with small amounts of other natural materials, such as clay or shale, in a rotating kiln to a temperature of 1450 oC. More... Four cement manufacturers form the membership of MPA Cement, employing some 3,000 people in the UK. They are located throughout the UK. More... Cement is the critical ingredient of concrete on which our modern lives are built. It is the reason concrete is the second most consumed substance on the planet after water. More... Take a virtual tour around a cement works and follow the manufacturing process from quarrying of the raw materials to despatch of the finished product. More...


The UK cement industry currently produces about 10 million tonnes annually, representing approximately 90% of cement marketed.

The industry uses both natural and waste-derived materials to manufacture the familiar grey powder we know as cement.

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