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Editorial

Highs and lows

Dear Readers, At the start of 2021, there was a general vague hope that with a sufficient number of vaccine doses and those willing to be vaccinated, the “spook” could be put to an end by the fall ....

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Spotlight

SIKA AG

Sika to acquire MBCC Group

Sika has signed a definitive agreement to acquire MBCC Group, the former BASF Construction Chemicals, from an affiliate of Lone Star Funds, a global private equity firm, for a consideration of CHF 5.5...

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24-30 OCTOBER 2022, MUNICH/GERMANY

The industry is looking forward to bauma 2022

After TrendSet, the pilot trade fair for Messe München under coronavirus conditions, was held successfully in July, IAA Mobility took place in September with an elaborate safety and hygiene concept....

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FLSMIDTH A/S

FLSmidth appoints Mikko Keto as new Group CEO

Thomas Schulz, FLSmidth’s Group CEO, has made the decision to take a role outside of the company, and will therefore step down as FLSmidth’s CEO by the end of 2021. Mikko Keto, who joined FLSmidth in...

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Companies

ENDRESS+HAUSER GROUP

Endress+Hauser on further path to growth

Production of level and pressure measurement technology in Maulburg expanded, Endress+Hauser has invested roughly € 46 million in the expansion of its Maulburg, Germany location. The project, which...

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Process

ZADCON GMBH

Design of blending beds

Blending beds are used for storage, mixing and homogenisation. For the most frequently used configuration, the longitudinal stack, using the “chevron” stacking variant, a design algorithm on the basis...

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Materials

Engineering

Patents

WO 2021/193368 A1

Cement clinker and cement composition

(22) 18.03.2021(43) 30.09.2021(57) Provided is cement clinker and a cement composition with which it is possible to improve the strength development of mortar while suppressing the increase in...

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UA124401 (C2)

Lime kiln device for fully recovering CO2

(22) 05.02.2018(43) 08.09.2021(57) Disclosed is a lime kiln device for fully recovering CO2 and a lime preparation method thereof. The lime kiln device comprise a kiln body (100) and a heating furnace...

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US 2021/0292229 A1

Apparatus and method for treating gypsum

(22) 14.07.2017(43) 23.09.2021(57) A fluidized-bed-type apparatus and method for treating gypsum, which activates or improves fluidity of gypsum powder to promote an effect of treatment of gypsum,...

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US 2021/0292235 A1

Alkali sulfate-activated blended cement

(22) 29.03.2021(43) 23.09.2021(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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