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Trends?

Dear Readers, We often ask where the trends are going – big, very powerful and stationary or mobile, agile and flexible? Mega plants or smaller modules – or a crossover? This discussion exists at many ...

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Spotlight

DOPPELMAYR TRANSPORT TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Quarry restoration solution

Bardon Hill Quarry near Leicester in Leicestershire is one of the United Kingdom’s oldest continuously operated quarries. Aggregate Industries UK Ltd has recently developed a new quarry extension at...

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DYCKERHOFF GMBH

Dyckerhoff receives 17 new CSC gold certificates

In March 2021, all seven German Dyckerhoff cement plants and ten ready-mix concrete plants were awarded the “Gold” seal by the Concrete Sustainability Council (CSC). The Amöneburg, Lengerich, Deuna,...

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WORLD CEMENT ASSOCIATION (WCA)

WCA launches Climate Partnership programme

The World Cement Association has announced the launch of its Climate Partnership programme, under which it will collaborate with organisations such as NGOs, thinktanks and sustainability-focussed...

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FEHS BUILDING MATERIALS INSTITUTE

Cement of the future

Ferrous slags, by-products of steel production, have been used as secondary raw materials in building materials for decades. This avoids CO2 emissions on a large scale and conserves natural resources. ...

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TÜRKÇIMENTO

Fatih Yücelik is new Chairman of TürkÇimento

Fatih Yücelik was elected as the Chairman of the Board of TürkÇimento, which is the umbrella institution for the cement sector, as of 26 April 2021. Fatih Yücelik was unanimously elected by the Board...

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CEMEX S.A.B. DE C.V. | BP

bp and Cemex team up on net-zero emissions

bp and Cemex have announced that they will work together on accelerating the progress of Cemex’s 2050 ambition to deliver net-zero CO2 concrete globally.The two companies have agreed to a memorandum...

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Products

HOLCIM (DEUTSCHLAND) GMBH

Holcim offers climate-neutral cement in Germany

A CO2-reduced product portfolio is a key component of Holcim’s sustainability strategy. Following the launch of the sustainable ECOPact concretes in early 2020, Holcim is now placing CO2-reduced...

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CEP CLEAN ENERGY PROJECT S.A.R.L.

CEP’s ion generator

The company CEP Clean Energy Project S.a.r.l. in Contern/Luxembourg has developed and brought to market in recent years an efficient, compact system for fuel and emission reduction. The working...

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OPTERRA GMBH

Opterra quality cements as bagged goods

Opterra GmbH has been providing a selection of quality cements in bagged form for smaller construction companies and specialist firms via specialist dealers and in DIY stores for many years. Like all...

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Companies

Markets and Trends

ONESTONE CONSULTING LTD., VARNA/BULGARIA

Latest trends in modular cement grinding plants

The cement industry is always looking for innovations and a quick return on the capital employed. One such opportunity is modular cement grinding plants. Various proven compact plant concepts are...

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Process

FCT COMBUSTION

Road map for green cement production

Green cement is being considered by the global cement industry as a strategy to reduce carbon emissions and simultaneously deliver economic benefits to producers. FCT have developed FlashCalx™ and...

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Materials

VDPM – ASSOCIATION FOR INSULATION SYSTEMS, PLASTER AND MORTAR ASSOCIATION OF THE GERMAN GYPSUM INDUSTRY (BV GIPS)

Supplies of gypsum as a raw material must be assured right away

 “Building industry alarmed – Germany needs more gypsum”, “Where are we going to get gypsum in future?” – these were just a couple of the headlines appearing in the general media in recent times....

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Logistics

Engineering

LUTZE GROUP

Reducing the load of dust by safely loading

Many production plants have big issues with big amounts of dust and the unpreventable resulting problems. The material that is conveyed from one end of the production to the other spills over to the...

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Patents

US 2021/0094876 A1

Cement production

(22) 20.12.2018(43) 01.04.2021(57) The present invention provides a method and system for manufacturing cement wherein ground particles of cement and calcium sulfate are subjected to infrared sensors,...

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US 2021/0094878 A1

Fiber reinforced cement

(22) 30.07.2018(43) 01.04.2021(57) Provided herein are fiber reinforced cementitious materials and mixtures with increased crack resistance. The cementitious materials and mixtures include a cement...

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US 2021/0107833 A1

Alkali sulfate-activated blended cement

(22) 31.12.2020(43) 15.04.2021(57) Described are cementitious reagent materials produced from globally abundant inorganic feedstocks. Also described are methods for the manufacture of such...

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WO 2021/048161 A1

Biopolymer cement additive

(22) 09.09.2020(43) 18.03.2021(57) The present invention is directed to a biopolymer cement additive, a biopolymer cement composition containing the additive, the use of the additive for the...

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WO 2021/051937 A1

SCR denitration system for cement kiln flue gas

(22) 30.06.2020(43) 25.03.2021(57) Provided is an SCR denitration system for cement kiln flue gas. The system is arranged between a waste heat boiler and a raw mill of a cement production device, and...

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Digitalization

BEUMER GROUP GMBH & CO. KG

Digital look over the shoulder

Thanks to digitalization, it is no longer unusual to parametise and commission single components remotely. Beumer Group thinks ahead and, for the first time, commissions a complete packaging line...

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GERHARD PICHLER VERSCHLEISSTECHNIK & CONSULTING GMBH

Use VR goggles for a virtual visit to an industrial plant

Upper Austria’s GPVC – Gerhard Pichler Verschleißtechnik & Consulting GmbH – has ­succeeded, by developing “VR Plug2Work”, in adding to traditional engineering processes a virtual-reality (VR) tool....

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Occupational safety

Column

Interested in a little brain-twisting?

Sometimes I get caught in some hard-to-explain brain-twisting from out of nowhere. Curious? A main topic of this issue of ZKG Cement Lime Gypsum is quality control. This combination of words evokes...

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Sustainability