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ZKG Newsletter 9|2020
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 Technology, Personnel and Purchasing) and Ing. Bernhard Auer (Managing Director Sales, Marketing and Business Development) informed us about the development and goals of the new unit. [Photo: Anett Hümmer, ZKG]
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Siemens – Solutions for enhanced productivity
For many branches of industry, the Internet of Things (IoT) is seen as a spearhead for a revolution in manufacturing. Cement companies, too, can profit from digitalization which helps tackle the challenges facing the industry e.g. demand for increased productivity, efficiency, optimization and lifecycle time. Our solutions not only facilitate raw material and energy savings, they simultaneously ensure highest quality.
Digitalization is a journey Siemens takes together with the cement customers.

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Here you will find current events for the cement, lime and gypsum industries
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LafargeHolcim tops Sustainalytics ESG Risk Rating in construction materials sector
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China’s cement industry under the Belt and Road Initiative
China’s Belt and Road Initiative, also referred to as the New Silk Road, is the most ambitious and probably the most interesting infrastructure project in the 21st century. This article will describe China’s plan for their new silk road, the economic and geostrategic factors and influences and its impact on the cement industry in China and abroad. [Photo: Hongshi Group]
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HeidelbergCement and partners drive innovative CO2 separation
HeidelbergCement is advancing the development of innovative technologies to reduce CO2 emissions. After very good results from the first phase of the project, the company is starting the further development and scale-up of the LEILAC technology (Low Emissions Intensity Lime And Cement) together with the Australian technology company Calix and a European consortium.
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Recent Maerz Ofenbau projects in Asia
Liuzhou I&S Co., Ltd., PR China: Impressive plant, impressive commissioning and impressive kiln performance of 3600 t burnt lime per day at highest efficiency – this is the largest realised Maerz lime kiln plant in the world. Sinosteel Co., Ltd. China, entrusted Maerz with the supply of six PFR lime kilns for Liuzhou I&S Co., Ltd. as the end-user. Together with the new plant in South West China, Liuzhou Iron & Steel now operates eleven 600 t/d Maerz PFR kilns.
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Low-CO2 cement production with activated clay: thyssenkrupp to build first industrial-scale plant in Cameroon
thyssenkrupp is to fit the first cement plant with a system for the production of calcined clay for the Dutch-based company Cimpor Global Holdings. The technology developed by thyssenkrupp lowers CO2 emissions in cement production by up to 40 %. It involves replacing part of the cement clinker with calcined, i.e. thermally activated, clay.
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Highlights of the Current Issue
China’s cement industry under the Belt and Road Initiative
Application technology of calcium carbide slag: a case study concerning China’s cement industry
Tuning the availability for drivetrains of cement mills
Introducing activated clays on an industrial scale
Safe confined space entry for chutes, silos and hoppers
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