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The ‘magic’ of magnesium

17 January 2019, Published under Cement News

While petcoke is a less expensive fuel option, its use can lead to operational challenges for the cement plant, such as the formation of kiln rings and build-ups in the lower cyclones of the preheater. To optimise combustion and avoid these issues, Nuh Çimento has trialled a magnesium-based chemical additive that helps control the impact of high-sulphur fuels. By Seyda Arikan, Nuh Çimento, Turkey, and Jose Hernandez, EES Services, Mexico. Figure 1: vanadium oxide complexes and their ...

Graphene may have commercial use as concrete additive

14 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Zenyatta Centures Ltd's research with the University of Toronto into cement strength when using small quantities of graphene from Albany Graphite has led to some startling results. Using just 0.02 per cent of the graphene product when combined with cement saw compressive strength of cured cement paste increase by 39 per cent, reports Junior Mining Network. Professor Deman Panesar, University of Toronto Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, said, "This encouraging preliminary result ...

Reduced costs, enhanced safety

22 November 2017, Published under Cement News

Sustained economic success cannot be based on efficiency alone. Health and safety also have to be prioritised in bulk storage systems. The fully-automated polysius® storage system installed by thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions at Afyon Cimento’s plant in Turkey not only enhances the logistical efficiency of such operations, it also reduces health and safety risks for the operating personnel. By thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions, Germany. Figure 1: first fully-automated longitudinal...

Cinven completes Chryso acquisition

30 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Cinven, an international private equity company, has acquired Chryso, supplier of additives and cement and concrete improvers. The acquisition was finalised on 28 June 2017. France-based Chryso has upgraded its geographical footprint in recent years and has built new facilities in the UK, Algeria as well as a third plant in Adana, Turkey. Growth for the company has also come by way of acquisition with Betongkemi AB (Chryso Nordic AB), Corretech Qatar (Chryso Gulf) and more recently, Modern...

Myanmar: BASF to open new construction chemicals plant

16 December 2016, Published under Cement News

German industrial chemical firm BASF has announced that it will open its first manufacturing plant in Myanmar in 2017, Newswire Today reports. The plant will produce chemicals for the construction industry, BASF’s portfolio of which includes cement additives, and will be sited in Myanmar’s commercial capital, Yangon. “As Myanmar’s construction industry grows more sophisticated in its scope, which includes high-rise buildings, roadways and bridges, the requirement for high-quality techn...

Report predicts strengthening demand for cement additives in Nigeria and South Africa

09 December 2016, Published under Cement News

A new report by market research firm Frost & Sullivan forecasts that demand for cement additives in South Africa and Nigeria will grow at an annualised rate of 71 per cent as companies look to differentiate themselves from their competitors. "The weak rand and naira are making it expensive for cement additives manufacturers to continue importing products," noted Frost & Sullivan Visionary Science Industry Analyst, Constance Nyambayo. "As cement companies look to novel, cost-effective addi...

Fosroc reaches agreement to acquire majority shareholding in Idea Kimya, Turkey

18 August 2015, Published under Cement News

Fosroc, the international construction chemicals group, said it has reached an agreement to acquire a "substantial majority shareholding" in Turkish cement additives company Idea Kimya, subject to regulatory approval. Commenting on the deal, Dr Andre Ladurelli, CEO of Fosroc, said:  “Our strategy is to continue achieving double-digit organic growth in existing businesses and enter new territories through the formation of new ventures as well as through acquisitions. The acquisition of Ide...

Cost versus value

29 May 2013, Published under Cement News

While simple grinding aids can create a modest net economic advantage, the use of fully-customised additives can maximise benefits and improve the efficiency of the grinding process as well as deliver a higher-quality end-product. By Keith Marsay, Riccardo Stoppa & Mike Sumner, Grace Construction Products, UK. Figure 1: simplified value model (including cost of CO2) Following the recent financial disturbances in world markets there has been an understandable focus on the reducti...

TernaCem – a new alternative binder concept

27 March 2013, Published under Cement News

In an effort to tap the further potential for CO2 reduction, HeidelbergCement Technology Center (HTC) has been working on the development of alternative binders and and it now believes that one of the most promising concepts is a calcium sulfoaluminate-belite binder (CSAB). Calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) cements have been produced for use in building chemicals for a long time, especially in China, HTC explained in a statement released yesterday. CSA cements are mainly used in screeds, tile ...