Issue 9/2019

COMPANIES
“Plants of Tomorrow”

MARKETS AND TRENDS
Global trends in the gypsum industry

MATERIALS
Application of chemometrics

PROCESS
Towards a low-carbon post OPC era

APPLICATION
Oleochemical hydrophobing agents

Content

Editorial

A green cement industry

For years now, the cement industry and its suppliers have been working to make this vision reality. The topic runs like a thread through this industry journal, too. The big cement players have been ...

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Spotlight

WORLD CEMENT ASSOCIATION (WCA)

Mohammed A. Al-Garni appointed WCA Vice President

The World Cement Association announced that it has appointed Mr. Mohammed A. Al-Garni as Vice President. As well as being a long-standing Director and Board Member of the WCA, Mr. Al-Garni is Chief...

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GEBR. PFEIFFER SE

Two MVR cement mills for Sri Lanka

Gebr. Pfeiffer will supply two MVR 5000 C-4 roller mills for the production of various cement types based on clinker, gypsum, granulated blast-furnace slag and fly ash to this charming region.The...

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GEBR. PFEIFFER SE

LafargeHolcim orders MVR 2500 C-4 for Guinea

A Gebr. Pfeiffer mill will soon be used to grind cement in Guinea in West Africa. It is an MVR 2500 C-4, which will be set up at LarfargeHolcim’s Sonfonia plant in the port city of Conakry.Featuring a...

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FLENDER GMBH

Flender and Wikov announce service cooperation

Flender GmbH, Bocholt/Germany, and Wikov Industry a.s., Prague/Czech Republic, announced a comprehensive service cooperation for gear units from other manufacturers. Both companies look forward to ...

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GEBR. PFEIFFER SE

New follow-up order for Gebr. Pfeiffer in Kenya

Mombasa Cement, a long-standing customer, has chosen Gebr. Pfeiffer as their supplier for the third time. Mombasa Cement already operates two cement mills from Gebr. Pfeiffer. In January 2016, the...

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GEBR. KNAUF KG

Knauf completes acquisition of USG Corporation

Gebr. Knauf KG and USG Corporation announced the completion of Knauf’s acquisition of USG. This acquisition creates a global building materials industry leader that will be even better positioned to...

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Products

ATLAS COPCO KOMPRESSOREN UND DRUCKLUFTTECHNIK GMBH

New turbo blowers for pressure boosts up to 1.4 bar

For low-pressure applications with pressure boosts from 0.3 to 1.4 bar, Atlas Copco has launched a new generation of centrifugal blowers. According to the manufacturer, the direct-driven,...

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Companies

Events

Interview

PABLO HOFELICH, CEO BUSINESS UNIT CEMENT TECHNOLOGIES AT THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS I GERMANY

Interview: Innovation leader for “green” solutions

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions has an active commitment to more sustainable, efficient and environmentally friendly cement production and is already offering the industry CO2-reduced solutions of ...

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Markets and Trends

ONESTONE CONSULTING LTD.

Global trends in the gypsum industry

The gypsum industry is in an upswing. The largest growth rates are projected for the wallboard (plasterboard) industry, with up to 2-digit growth rates according to some analysts. This market review...

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Process

Materials

Patents

RU 2 692 141 C1

Cement burning furnace

(22) 12.12.2018(45) 21.06.2019(57) Field: technological processes. Substance: invention relates to devices for making cement. Furnace includes a rotation drive and a rotating drum-mounted drum, inside...

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RU2690624 (C1)

Rotary kiln for making cement clinker

(22) 19.09.2018(43) 04.06.2019(57) Field: technological processes. Substance: invention relates to devices for production of cement, in particular to rotary furnace for preparation of cement clinker,...

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RU2690622 (C1)

Cement kiln

(22) 02.08.2018(43) 04.06.2019(57) Field: cement annealing. Substance: invention relates to a cement kiln. Kiln comprises a drum arranged horizontally and mounted on a plate fixed by means of elastic...

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Application