Issue 4/2015

Content

Editorial

Flowing smoothly…

Starting this next quarterly sequence again with raw material, you will find a report from the International Quarry Life Award where the winners are...

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Spotlight

LAFARGE; HOLCIM

Cement giants achieve agreement

The Boards of Directors of Holcim and Lafarge have reached an agreement on revised terms for the merger of equals between both companies. Both parties...

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Products

SIEMENS

Next generation

With the LiMs Simatic IT Unilab 7.0, ­Siemens is launching an extensively revised version of the existing Siemens LiMs for lab automation. The new...

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ACO automation components

Controlling FGD gypsum moisture online

The E.ON “MPP3” is the most modern and biggest hard coal fired power plant in Rotterdam-Maasvlakte/Netherlands with the notable gross power rating of net 1070 MW and a net efficiency of over 46 %. ...

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MONDI

Rain-resistant Splash Bag launched

Standard paper bags for packaging cement and other powdery products are generally vulnerable to rain. To tackle the issue, Mondi, working in collaboration with major cement producer Lafarge, has developed an innovative rain-repellent bag particularly suitable for cement. The new wet-strengthened, machine-finished Splash Bag is designed to absorb less moisture than ...

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Events

Interview

Plant report

SANDVIK/MÄRKER

Lime white in the shadow of the castle – for generations!

In the very shadow of Burg Harburg castle, located on the “Romantic Road” and along the picturesque banks of the River Wörnitz, some 300 employees work at Märker Group’s headquarters plant. The castle complex, one of southern Germany’s largest, oldest and best preserved, is first mentioned in twelfth-century documents, whereas August Märker founded his company in 1889 – exactly 125 years ago. ...

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Process

Materials

Engineering