Articles published in International Cement Review Magazine


Case Studies - 14 August 2019

Reviving a 60s modern marvel

Built in the early 1960s, the Lafarge cement plant in Ravena, New York, USA, has seen many changes. As part of a three-year modernisation project, the facility improved its grinding section with the help of Gebr Pfeiffer Inc. The project resulted in higher output as well as a more efficient and environmentally-friendly grinding process. By Chris Oesch, Gebr Pfeiffer Inc, USA. Gebr Pfeif...

Event Reports - 09 July 2019

St Louis gateway to sustainable strength

The 61st Annual IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Technical Conference and Exhibition took place in St Louis, Missouri, USA, on 28 April-2 May 2019. Under the theme of ‘Sustainable strength through inn...

Market Reports - 22 July 2019

Nepal: the road to exports

While cement demand in Nepal is forecast to show significant expansion in the future, the rapid build-up of production capacity is outstripping future domestic consumption growth. Therefore, Nepal...

Corporate Analysis - 15 July 2019

HeidelbergCement: strong builder of carbon neutrality

HeidelbergCement recently announced its intent to become a carbon-neutral cement producer by 2050. To achieve this ambitious objective, the company has not only developed its Vision 2050 programme...

Tech Forum - 22 July 2019

Belite in Portland clinker

While belite is often represented as a pure dicalcium silicate, in practice the phase contains a range of impurities. Arthur Harrisson highlights the differences in belite composition and examines...

Manufacturing Technology - 04 July 2019

External circulation technology for VRM raw meal grinding

The pressure differential of a traditional vertical roller mill (VRM) system for raw meal grinding is high, with the fan accounting for about 45 per cent of power consumption. Sinoma International...

Case Studies - 29 July 2019

PNG’s Mayur transformation

Mayur Resources recently announced plans for the construction of Papua New Guinea’s first integrated cement and quicklime plant. Located 25km north of Port Moresby, the country’s capital, the faci...

Environment - 08 July 2019

Decarbonisation quick wins

Different world regions present different challenges to the cement industry. While in the fast-growing economies of Asia and Africa building capacity and security of supply are key, cement plant o...

Interviews - 15 May 2019

Driving sustainable change

Recent press reports have scrutinised the role of the cement industry in reducing global CO 2 emissions. ICR speaks with Claude Lorea, cement director, and Dr Andrew Minson, concrete and sustaina...