Using Alternative Materials

Insight into waste materials at Hope Cement Works.

Hope Cement Works utilises a range of waste materials within the cement manufacturing process. These wastes can be used either as fuels for the combustion process, or as alternative raw materials. Some examples of fuels and their sources can be seen in the table below.

Waste type


Chipped tyres

Waste tyres from used vehicles

PUR foam

Polyethylene, Pellets or Powder PUR/PIR are used extensively on insulating equipment and piping operating at lower temperatures in power stations, marine vessels, petrochemical plants, oil refineries etc. Additional uses include insulation material for the fabrication of Domestic and Industrial Refrigeration appliances.

Solid Waste Fuel

Nonrecyclable waste from recycling facilities

Pulverised Fuel Ash

Bottom ash from coal fired power stations

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