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ZKG Newsletter 12|2019
powermanager power monitoring software with direct cloud connection
With the new version of the powermanager power monitoring software, power data can now be directly transferred into open, cloud-based IoT operating systems such as MindSphere. The software is part of the Sentron portfolio from Siemens for energy management in industrial plants and buildings, and assists companies in boosting their energy efficiency and availability. (Photo: Siemens AG/www.siemens.com/press)
 
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Third WCA World Cement Conference
The World Cement Association announced that its annual conference will be held in China for the first time, this year. The WCA World Cement Conference will take place on 09.09.-11.09.2019 in Shanghai, and will focus on “Innovation for a Sustainable Industry”.
 
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HeidelbergCement receives approval for science-based CO2 reduction targets
Following a thorough validation procedure, HeidelbergCement’s CO2 reduction targets 2030 have been successfully assessed against the Science Based Targets initiative’s (SBTi) criteria. This makes HeidelbergCement one of currently only about 200 companies worldwide, to have approved science-based targets.
 
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The European cement industry demonstrates how everyday waste fuels cement manufacturing
Cembureau, the European Cement Association, is calling on EU member states to take action and promote the reuse of waste as a fuel for cement manufacturing. The call was made during an event Cembureau hosted during EU Green Week on 16.05.2019. This year’s EU Green Week from 13.05.-17.05.2019 focused on the proper implementation and impact of EU environmental laws.
 
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New Head of Construction & Member of Group Management

Philippe Jost (Sika AG)

The Board of Directors of Sika has appointed Philippe Jost as new Head of Construction and Member of Group Management effective 01.06.2019. Philippe Jost succeeds Yumi Kan, who for personal reasons has decided to relocate back to Asia, where she will assume the roles of Regional Target Market Manager Concrete Asia/Pacific and Area Manager South Asia. Philippe Jost (47) began his career at Sika in 1997. He held various management positions at the Swiss and US national subsidiaries, before joining the Corporate organization in 2007, where he assumed the role of Corporate Target Market Manager Concrete, among others.
 
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Joost Van Aaken new General Director

Joost Van Aaken (Arodo)

 
Joost Van Aaken took over as new General Director from Marianne Fiers, who took early retirement on 19.04.2019. Marianne Fiers had led the company for customer-specific packaging solutions since 2013. Under her auspices Arodo has invested at every level in the past years: some examples are the efforts regarding Industry 4.0, auto-mation with a new ERP system, digitisation with online media, the further training of employees, and the recruitment of new talent. With a technical background and experience as a project manager and having taken up supervisory positions at international companies, Joost Van Aaken wants to further develop the connection between the market, technology and projects.
 
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Michael Lambert appointed to the Management Board

Michael Lambert (Vecoplan AG)

The Supervisory Board of Vecoplan AG has appointed Michael Lambert to its Management Board effective 01.04.2019. Mr Lambert has been responsible for the company’s commercial operations since 2014 and is manager of its European subsidiaries. In this capacity he supports Werner Berens, who has been CEO of Vecoplan AG since 2012 and is in charge of Vecoplan’s divisions and supply chain activities.
 
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Highlights of the Current Issue
 
MATERIALS
Process-relevant characterisation of the flow properties of surface treated cement
 
Investigations into the influence of chemical activators and templates on cement hydration
 
PROCESS
Mechanics of the grinding media in ball mills with longitudinal and transverse motion of the grinding media
 
ENGINEERING
Modern engineering of equipment for the cement industry
 
APPLICATION
Skin and crust formation at mortar surfaces – mechanisms and influencing factors (Part 2)
 
Shrinkage of eco-friendly concretes made with limestone-rich cements
 
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