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Dear Readers,

Climate protection, yes, but who, why and how much – these are the exciting questions that no one is daring to tackle right now. You can read interesting thoughts on this subject in our column on page ...

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BEUMER GROUP

Beumer Group expands in the USA

In addition to the existing office in Somerset, New York, the Beumer Group has now opened a new office in Denver, Colorado. This merged the offices in Kansas City and Dallas. The new location in...

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TITAN CEMENT GROUP

Creating the smart cement plant of the future

Titan is creating the smart cement plant of the future with a multitude of cutting-edge solutions leveraging the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI), in the context of the Group’s digital...

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NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR CEMENT AND BUILDING MATERIALS (NCCBM)

New Chairman and Vice-Chairman of NCCBM appointed

The Board of Governors of the National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCCBM), an autonomous R&D organization under the administrative control of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry,...

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CEMBUREAU

“Fit for 55” should help industry decarbonise

Cembureau, the association of the European cement industry, is ready to engage on the “Fit for 55” legislative package published by the European Commission on 14 July 2021. “Delivering deep emission ...

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FEHS BUILDING MATERIALS INSTITUTE

The knowledge of valuable secondary raw materials

“Let your actions keep pace with your knowledge,” says a Chinese proverb. This also applies to efficient and sustainable management. It is true that iron slag, a by-product from the steel industry ...

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Markets and Trends

ONESTONE CONSULTING LTD.

Latest trends in clay activation

The cement industry is under pressure. The carbon footprint of the cement production has to be reduced significantly, the clinker ratio in cement has to be minimized but the availability of some of...

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Process

Materials

Engineering

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Patents

WO 2021/001781 A1

Clinker

(22) 02.07.2020(43) 07.01.2021(57) The present invention relates to clinker, in particular cement clinker. The invention provides a method of preparing clinker and extends to clinker prepared in...

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WO 2021/125979 A1

Cement additive

(22) 16.12.2020(43) 24.06.2021(57) The invention provides cement additives comprising calcium sulfate and silica which are derived from a material comprising perovskite and silica, along with cements...

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UA124000 (C2)

Additive for gypsum building materials

(22) 09.09.2016(43) 07.07.2021(57) The invention relates to additives for producing shaped gypsum articles, shaped gypsum articles comprising these additives, and methods for producing these shaped...

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WO 2021/113737 A1

Phlego cement from a new earth-inspired clinker

(22) 04.12.2020(43) 10.06.2021(57) Improved cement for concrete is provided having reduced carbon footprint and improved mechanical properties. A limestone-free process of making the clinker provides...

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WO 2021/124231 A1

Method of processing exhaust gas

(22) 18.12.2020(43) 24.06.2021(57) In a method of processing exhaust gas containing CO2, such as exhaust gas from a cement production plant, the following steps are carried out: – burning fuel in the...

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WO 2021/120705 A1

Method for preparing α-hemihydrate gypsum

(22) 07.09.2020(43) 24.06.2021(57) Disclosed is a method for preparing α-hemihydrate gypsum, the method involving using citric acid as a crystal transformation agent to prepare dihydrate gypsum, and...

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Nobody could know that back then …

Within the last four weeks more than € 30 billion have been accounted as damage from the flood catastrophy in Germany. The damage to the forests by the mediterranean bushfires is yet to be ...

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