Articles published in International Cement Review Magazine


Manufacturing Technology - 14 January 2020

Sustainable lubrication

Open-gear drives of kilns and ball mills are often exposed to harsh operating conditions. While considerable advances have been made in terms of the design and manufacture of drives, tooth flank damage remains an issue due to excessive wear or material fatigue. Correct lubricant selection and application play a vital role in addressing the problem. By Werner Gschwandtner and Hermann Siebert, K...

Event Reports - 04 December 2019

Bringing Cemtech to Berlin

Cemtech Europe 2019 was held at the InterContinental Hotel in Berlin, Germany, on 30 September-2 October. The conference agenda explored issues around the tightening of environmental legislation w...

Market Reports - 17 December 2019

Argentina remains optimistic

Argentina is facing more economic woes as inflation, interest rates, unemployment and the poverty rate continue to climb. But given the pressing need for both housing and infrastructure, its ceme...

Corporate Analysis - 12 November 2019

Rock solid contribution

With limestone, dolomite and gabbro deposits totalling a combined production of over 80Mta and reserves of over 4.5bnt, Stevin Rock is a key global producer of crushed rock. Its quarries in the Un...

Tech Forum - 18 November 2019

Magnesia in clinker

Magnesia is often present in clinker as periclase, which is formed of free MgO. However, periclase does not always provide a welcome part of the clinker’s composition and can lead to significant v...

Manufacturing Technology - 06 November 2019

Boosting AF rates with flame thermography

Over the past 30 years the cement industry has witnessed an increasing use of alternative fuels (AF), but the amount that can be fired in the main burner is limited by different process factors. T...

Case Studies - 16 December 2019

The world’s largest cement terminal

With its recent expansion of a 70,000t dome, Beton Provincial’s terminal in Québec, Canada, has become the largest single-user cement terminal in the world. Thanks to its 180,000t of storage capac...

Environment - 04 November 2019

Shree’s sustainable path

India’s cement industry has introduced several initiatives to place it on a path towards more sustainable cement production. Shree Cement highlights the actions it has taken to integrate sustainab...

Interviews - 10 December 2019

Across the border

Since its commissioning in 2017, the McInnis Cement plant in Port-Daniel-Gascons, Québec, Canada, has continued to expand its reach both within Canada and across the border to the USA. ICR spoke w...