Content

Editorial

We’ll meet again at Powtech in 2022

With combined strength, people all over the world have risen to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic in recent months. The spirit of cooperation and creativity unleashed by the crisis show that ...

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Spotlight

MAERZ OFENBAU AG

Maerz Ofenbau projects in Mexico and Russia

A third kiln for the lime plant Mexicana de Cobre/Mexico Not far away from the Sonora desert, in the same-named federal state of Mexico, two Maerz kilns erected in 2009 and 2014 are performing to the...

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HOLCIM (SWITZERLAND) AG

New CEO of Holcim Switzerland and Italy

Following the successful implementation to date of the Group strategy “Strategy 2022 – Building for Growth”, the management of Holcim Switzerland and Italy will be handing over the reins in October:...

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STARLINGER & CO. G.M.B.H.

Covid-19: Starlinger keeps the ball rolling 

As a consequence of the Corona pandemic, many companies had to downsize operations or even shutdown totally unless they were deemed “essential” to healthcare or infrastructure. However, the Austrian ...

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LAFARGE ZEMENTWERKE GMBH

New CEO at Lafarge Austria

Lafarge Zementwerke GmbH – a company of the LafargeHolcim Group – has had a new CEO since 01.07.2020. Berthold Kren (49), previously responsible for Geocycle Asia at LafargeHolcim, succeeds José...

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Products

SIEMENS AG

A new Simine plug-and-play controller

The Simine portfolio for high-pressure grinding mills (HPGR) has been extended to include a new Load Share Controller. Plug-and-play functionality makes it available for immediate use. The...

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Companies

VDZ

A new milestone in the history of VDZ

For more than 60 years VDZ’s research institute in Duesseldorf has been the home and focal point not only for many generations of its employees but also for the representatives of the cement industry....

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Markets and Trends

ONESTONE CONSULTING LTD.

Outlook on the gypsum industry

The gypsum industry is undergoing a number of very important changes. The Covid-19 pandemic is having a major impact in 2020, but despite the projected decline this year, the future looks bright. This...

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Process

Materials

Patents

US 2020/0123056 A1

Single component epdoxy resin cement mortar

(22) 31.05.2018(43) 23.04.2020(57) A composition including cement, filler, polymer and a compound having epoxide groups and also an amine, wherein the composition contains more than 10% by weight of...

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WO 2020/074633 A1

Method for using alkanolamine in a grinder

(22) 10.10.2019(43) 16.04.2020(57) The present invention relates to a method for using a secondary or tertiary alkanolamine for grinding cement, comprising: – forming an inorganic acid salt of the...

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WO 2020/091821 A1

Cement production

(22) 20.12.2018(43) 07.05.2020(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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Management

SCHUPPAR CONSULTING

Smart pricing strategies in the pandemic

For the optimists, Corona is already water under the bridge. If you believe the pessimists, the worst of the pandemic is still to come. But one thing is clear: the industrial economy as well as the ...

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Application

HEIDELBERGCEMENT AG

First German railway bridge with UHPC

Using Ultra High Performance (fibre-reinforced) Concrete, or UHPC, made it possible for a railway bridge to be built over the Dürnbach River within a few days. With a comparably light pre-fabricated...

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Digitalization

SIEMENS AG

Solutions for security by design

Securing automation and IT systems against cyberattacks and manipulation is a top priority in almost every plant and project. However, many operators lack the required expertise to identify risks and ...

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Column

Looking for alternatives everywhere

Did you notice how differently we have been using the term “alternative” recently? About a year ago, many decisions were still “without alternative”, but today changes to eternal and undeniable laws ...

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Company Profile

CHRISTIAN PFEIFFER MASCHINENFABRIK GMBH

Efficient processes for grinding and separation

For 95 years now, Christian Pfeiffer Maschinenfabrik GmbH has been developing system components for grinding plants. The company has always been characterized by its process-controlled approach, which...

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