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Editorial

Carbon neutral by 2050

Despite the Coronavirus crisis, Cembureau has been working on compiling the new carbon neutrality roadmap, which was published on 12 May 2020. In this roadmap, the European Cement Association sets out ...

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Spotlight

GEBR. PFEIFFER SE

Next MVR bound for West Africa

The regional demand for cement in West Africa is growing steadily and local players are looking for reliable and economical solutions. The regional cement giant CIMCO, part of the CIM Metal Group, has...

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KHD Humboldt Wedag International AG

KHD signs contracts in India

Humboldt Wedag India Private Ltd., New Delhi/India, and Humboldt Wedag GmbH, Cologne/Germany, both being subsidiaries of KHD Humboldt Wedag International AG, Cologne, have signed contracts with ACC...

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MAERZ OFENBAU AG

Recent Maerz Ofenbau projects in Asia

Liuzhou I&S Co., Ltd., PR ChinaImpressive plant, impressive commissioning and impressive kiln performance of 3600 t burnt lime per day at highest efficiency – this is the largest realised Maerz lime...

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

Cemex announces organizational changes

Cemex has announced changes to its senior level organization, effective March 27, 2020.Sergio Mauricio Menendez Medina, current President for Cemex in Europe, has been appointed President for Cemex...

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CLAUDIUS PETERS GROUP GMBH

Board changes at Claudius Peters Group GmbH

Claudius Peters the plant machinery specialist based in Buxtehude, near Hamburg, Germany, announces the following new board appointments at its group headquarters. Frank Siefert joins the group as...

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Interview

LUTZ WEBER AND BERNHARD AUER, MANAGING DIRECTORS AT ALPACEM

From people to people for generations

Since autumn 2018, the Wietersdorfer Group’s Cement & Concrete business division with its 20 locations has been operating under the umbrella brand Alpacem. Dipl.-Ing. Lutz Weber (Managing Director ...

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Plant report

Markets and Trends

Process

SIEMENS AG

Bigger and better

An extensive modernization project has allowed a cement company in Texas to increase production, energy efficiency and availability – and improve plant safety. A project highlight: the introduction of...

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Materials

THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS AG

Introducing activated clays on an industrial scale

Tough market conditions make it desirable for many cement producers to reduce the clinker factor and Supplementary Cementitious Materials (SCMs) such as fly ash. Activated clays can be a sustainable ...

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Engineering

Patents

AU2017436163 (A1)

Methods for producing a cement composition 

(22) 17.10.2017(43) 27.02.2020(57) The present disclosure relates to improved methods for producing a cement composition. Disclosed herein are methods for producing a cement composition, comprising:...

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US 2020/0055775 A1

Early strength enhancement of cements

(22) 25.10.2017(43) 20.02.2020(57) A method of making a cement composition, comprising grinding a cement clinker and a strength-enhancing agent, thereby producing a hydraulic cementitious powder,...

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US 2020/0078980 A1

Gypsum panels, systems, and methods

(22) 25.10.2017(43) 12.03.2020(57) Gypsum panels and methods of making the same are provided. A method of making a gypsum panel includes forming a first gypsum slurry by combining stucco, water, a...

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Occupational safety

Column

Is Covid-19 our biggest challenge?

After we have brought our entire society to almost a complete standstill a good two months ago, many are now pushing for the shutdown to be lifted again. Conspiracy theories are also booming and ...

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Company Profile

GEBR. PFEIFFER SE

Getting it done!

The global specialist in innovative comminution solutions, Gebr. Pfeiffer SE based in Kaiserslautern/Germany, sees itself as a forerunner in vertical mill technology. With mill drives over 10000 kW,...

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