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ZKG Newsletter 2|2024
CDP’s 2023 Climate Change questionnaire: A-score for Cemex

Cemex has been recognized for environmental leadership and transparency in climate action disclosure by global environmental non-profit organization CDP, securing a place on its annual 'A List'. [Photo: Cemex]

 
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Events
New innovation forum “solid Monday”:
Decarbonization of concrete through the use of AI

[Photo: alcemy GmbH]


The second "solid Monday" will take place on February 26, 2024 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. as part of the "Climate-neutral solid Bauen@skills.BW" knowledge platform. This time, Hoang Nguyen, Head of Communications & Sustainability at the Berlin start-up alcemy, will show how new technologies can be used to produce a mass-produced cement with a reduced clinker content and thus further accelerate the decarbonization of the construction industry.

 
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NEWS
UNITECR 2023: Refractories presents itself as a sustainable industry

[Photo: Anke Bracht, Bauverlag BV GmbH]

More than 1100 participants attended the Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories (UNITECR) that was held in Frankfurt/Germany from September 26th-29th, 2023. The main theme of the event was “The Carbon Challenge”, a current positioning of the refractory industry on the challenges in product manufacturing and application in the customer segments of steel, cement or glass.
 
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Spotlight
Heidelberg Materials to end clinker production at Hanover plant in Germany

Heidelberg Materials shuts down clinker production at its Hanover cement plant in the second half of 2024. Going forward, the company will focus its activities in Hanover on the end product cement and will continue to operate the site as a grinding facility. The adjustment comes after a substantial decline in cement sales following weak construction demand in Germany due to the current economic environment as well as a stronger alignment of the company’s cement portfolio towards low-carbon products.

 
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Engineering
Conveyor dust and spillage: The importance of Skirtboard Sealing Systems

[Photo: Martin Engineering]


Martin Engineering designs products around safety to promote an efficient and clean working environment and part of that is manufacturing properly sealed conveyor chutes for bulk handling. The latest innovations the company has devised are the ApronSeal™ Double Skirting for extra sealing in high dust environments and a self-adjusting skirting system with limited maintenance. This article explains some of the issues older designs experience, how a sealed environment improves workplace safety and how skirting can reduce labor costs for cleanup, in turn, lowering the cost of operation.

 
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Highlights of the upcoming Issue (28.02.2024)
EVENTS
VDZ's Annual Cement Conference 2023: "Mirror on the most important issues of our time"
 
PRODUCTS
Breakthrough technology for further CO2 reduction
 
PLANT REPORT
MUEG Mitteldeutsche Umwelt and Entsorgung GmbH's Grosspösna gypsum recycling plan
 
MATERIALS
Innovative use of incineration bottom ash as binder in cements
 
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