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Editorial

Facts and figures

Dear readers, A lot of facts and figures come at us, not least in the daily report of the “Tagesschau”, a German news program. But what do the figures tell us, how can we interpret them? Do the ...

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Spotlight

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

Cemex committed to participate in LEILAC 2 project

Cemex has announced its participation in the Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement 2 (LEILAC 2) project, a research and innovation initiative aimed to decarbonize the cement production process.The...

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HEIDELBERGCEMENT AG

HeidelbergCement sells Kuwait business

HeidelbergCement has successfully sold its majority stake of 51% in the Kuwaiti cement and ready-mixed concrete company Hilal Cement to Silver Share Real Estate. The parties agreed not to disclose the...

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SIKA AG

Sika acquires mortar manufacturer in Russia

Sika has agreed to acquire Kreps LLC, a leading mortar manufacturer in Russia. The company offers a wide range of mortar products for interior and exterior finishing, complementing the existing...

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FEHS BUILDING MATERIALS INSTITUTE

New brochure on metallurgical slags

A reliable supply of resources is essential for the German economy. For many years, industrial by-products from copper, ferrochrome and lead production and from the extraction of waelz oxide have made...

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Companies

THOMAS ZEMENT GMBH & CO. KG

Investment in emissions reduction

thomas zement GmbH & Co. KG is an important business segment of the thomas gruppe: Customized cements in reliable product and delivery quality  are produced for the customer. The thomas gruppe is a...

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Events

SOLIDS & RECYCLING-TECHNIK DORTMUND

The right dose of digitalization

The trade show duo Solids and Recycling-Technik provides an important information platform to get bulk solids technology on track for a sustainable and digital future.

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Plant report

Markets and Trends

BEUMER GROUP GMBH & CO. KG

Recognising opportunities in times of crisis

Beumer sales manager Kay Wieczorek is sure: In the coming years, there will be a lot of changes in the cement industry. Covid-19 makes personal interaction with customers nearly impossible during...

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Process

OPTOSORT GMBH | IAB – INSTITUT FÜR ANGEWANDTE BAUFORSCHUNG WEIMAR GGMBH

New freefall sorting installation for sorting waste materials

For sorting of the mineral constituents and for the plastics, too, new approaches must be adopted. OptoSort GmbH, a company specializing in sorting rock, offers its developments as new solutions for...

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Materials

VERBAND FÜR DÄMMSYSTEME, PUTZ UND MÖRTEL E.V. (VDPM – ASSOCIATION FOR INSULATION SYSTEMS, PLASTER AND MORTAR)

Raw materials for calcium sulfate flowing screeds

Calcium sulfate flowing screeds are enjoying increasing popularity. With an overall positive growth in the floor screed mortar market in 2019 with a gain of 2% compared with 2018 the growth rate of...

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Engineering

Patents

US 2021/0003346 A1

Cooler

(22) 22.02.2019(43) 07.01.2021(57) The present invention relates to a cooler for cooling particulate material which has been subjected to heat treatment in an industrial kiln, such as a rotary kiln...

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EP 3 760 601 A1

Sorting device

(22) 04.04.2018(43) 06.01.2021(57) [Object] To provide a fractionating device capable of stably fractionating powders such as cement raw materials by a simple configuration. [Solution] A fractionating...

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WO 2020/249499 A1

Stabilized gypsum particles

(22) 08.06.2020(43) 17.12.2020(57) The present invention is directed to a construction chemical composition for the preparation of gypsum articles, said construction chemical composition comprising...

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Column

It is real!

When I think of “Industry 4.0” the first thing that comes to mind is a picture of futuristic schemes, displaying neurons connecting swiftly to form new sparks and magic, all kept in a clear blue ...

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Sustainability

WESTKALK VEREINIGTE WARSTEINER KALKSTEININDUSTRIE GMBH & CO. KG

Biodiversity in quarries is high

The species diversity in a quarry is often significantly higher after the end of excavation work than before it began. This is the result of decades of experience and the previous data of the ...

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