In 2015 a special issue of ZKG International is again dedicated to the subject of Drymix Mortar | Construction Chemistry. For the third year now, ZKG takes a look over the “(cement) garden fence” and focuses on the broad range of applications for cementitious materials.
These are as diverse as the drymix mortar industry itself. A very good impression of this was again provided at the biennial International Drymix Mortar Conference, idmmc 5, in April, at which the drymix mortar community met in Nuremberg during the run-up to the European Coatings Show. You can read our report on the event on page 18 in our “Events” section.
Company news and recent developments in the industry are compiled under our “Spotlight” heading. This is followed by new products in sectors such as water-repellence, polymer binders, repair mortars, cementitious tile adhesives, decanting and packing.
Our article on the planning and construction of a plant in the Ural region then provides an insight into the Russian drymix mortar industry (p. 28). The successful cooperation between a range of different companies in the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region is featured from p. 26 onward.
Finally, specialist articles round off the range of information packed into this year’s special edition: the advantages of the buttering method are examined (p. 34). In the “Materials” sector, the first article researches the special features of lapilli cement mortar from the Canary Islands (p. 48).
The effects of new silicone resin-based hydrophobic powders on the drymix mortar market are then discussed (p. 42), as is a new binder technology for 2K fast curing waterproofing membranes (p. 56). The article on p. 38 takes as its topic the reduction of the harmful effects on human health of soluble chromates during mortar production.
We wish all our readers stimulating and interesting reading!
Yours most sincerely
Editor ZKG International