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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Do Natural Resource Partners’ VantaCore Operations Entail?

    Natural Resource Partners’ (NRP) VantaCore is one of the top 25 aggregates producers in the US.

    By Sheldon Krieger
  • Basic Materials

    Must-know: Factors that influence the cement industry

    The cement industry is highly affected by regulatory norms. This is prominent in developed countries where environmental issues are more stringent. This adds to the companies’ costs.

    By Armando Pabon
  • Basic Materials

    Must-know: Cement industry drivers and indicators

    An increased focus on infrastructure development increases cement demand. This effect is prominent in emerging economies. A substantial portion of this demand comes from infrastructure projects. The projects are funded by the government.

    By Armando Pabon
  • Basic Materials

    Must-know: The cost elements of cement

    The cement industry relies on power. Power and fuel costs account for ~30% of the price of cement when it’s sold. As a result, power and fuel have a major impact on the company’s operating expenditure.

    By Armando Pabon
  • Basic Materials

    Must-know: Cement’s final manufacturing process

    The blend is heated in a rotary kiln. Gas, oil, or pulverized coal are used to ignite the flame at one end of the kiln. The clinker from the kiln passes into a cooler, where convective airflow cools the clinker for subsequent handling and grinding.

    By Armando Pabon
  • Basic Materials

    Must-know: Cement preparation

    The company takes a sample of the limestone at various levels in the form of steps. The steps are called benches. The benches determine the quality assurance. Since quality varies, the bench compares it with the standard that’s required. This is called limestone benching.

    By Armando Pabon
  • Basic Materials

    Business overview: The cement industry

    Cement is classified into various categories based on its composition and specific end uses. Cement is classified as either portland, blended, or specialty cement. Investors can access the cement industry through the Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO).

    By Armando Pabon
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