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GCCA welcomes two new members and three affiliates

29 October 2019, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has added two new member companies and three new affiliates. Membership now totals 38 member companies and 18 affiliates. The new member companies are Cementos Progreso SA of Guatemala and Vassiliko Cement Works Public Co Ltd of Cyprus. In addition, the association confirmed three new affiliates who will partner the GCCA to achieve shared goals and specific objectives. These companies comprise Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia (CCAA )o...

Germany's cement consumption rises to 29Mt in 2018

11 October 2019, Published under Cement News

German cement consumption rose by 0.4 per cent in 2018 to 29Mt, according to a statement by Germany's cement association, the VDZ. The VDZ sees the industry continuing in a stable environment for 2019-20. According to the official data now available, domestic demand for cement was almost completely covered by German-based manufacturers in 2018. Only 1.5Mt or 5.3 per cent of the cement required had to be imported in 2018. In contrast, cement exports rose by 1.5 per cent, according to the Fed...

Efficient grinding meets reduced CO2 emissions

12 August 2019, Published under Cement News

While cement plants have made sound progress in terms of reducing CO 2 emissions from fuel consumption, progress relating to such emissions from electricity consumption has been slower. VDZ looks at a key power consumer in the modern cement plant: the grinding section. By Jonas Knappert, Kevin Treiber and Stefan Seemann, VDZ, Germany. Figure 1: electrical energy consumption of the cement manufacturing processes 1 Cement production is energy intensive in terms of fuel and elect...

Durability of composite cements with calcined clay

13 December 2018, Published under Cement News

Composite cements are clinker efficient and play an important role in reducing CO 2 emissions from cement manufacturing. To assure their correct application in concrete, their performance in concrete has to be demonstrated, especially with regard to durability under different concrete exposure conditions. As part of a long-term research programme, such cements made of different calcined clays were used in conventional concrete mixtures and tested for their resistance to carbonation, chlorid...

8th International VDZ Congress inaugurated in Germany

27 September 2018, Published under Cement News

The 8th International VDZ Congress 2018 held its inauguration ceremony on Wednesday in Düsseldorf, Germany. The three-day event will see representatives from the cement industry, its suppliers and the fields of science and research discuss current technical challenges and the conditions facing the future of cement production. "Climate protection, digitalisation and the cement plant of the future: these are the key issues for the future of our industry, issues we are greatly committed to tac...

German cement consumption rises to 28.8Mt in 2017

28 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Germany consumed approximately 28.8Mt of cement in 2017, roughly 4.8 per cent more than in 2016, according to VDZ. However, much less growth is expected in 2018. VDZ President Christian Knell explains the rise in cement consumption in Germany as follows: "Since 2015 there has been an upward trend on the German cement market thanks to the positive developments in the building construction and civil engineering sectors." In 2017, over 1.3Mt more of cement was used than in the year before. "...

30 years of ICR

02 July 2018, Published under Cement News

Welcome to this special 30th Anniversary issue of International Cement Review, in which we explore the development of the cement industry over the past three decades alongside the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Thomas Armstrong, Managing Editor, International Cement Review Over the course of the last three decades, ICR’s objective has been to report on and debate the industry’s technical and market developments, and to provide essential information, knowledge an...

German cement industry invests considerably in environmental protection

11 October 2017, Published under Cement News

German cement producers further invested in plant optimisation in 2016, keepign them in a leading role worldwide in terms of environmental compatibility, according to the German cement association, VDZ. The sector has taken action to reduce NOx emissions through plant optimisaiton as well as extensive research to test innovative exhaust gas cleaning technology under the particular conditions applicable during cement production. As a result, SCR technology has been brought to industrial ma...

Positive outlook for German cement demand

24 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement consumption in Germany rose by approximately 3.2 per cent YoY in 2016 to 27.5Mt, with the positive trend expected to continue this year, according to German Cement Works Association VDZ. "Housing, traffic infrastructure and non-residential construction – the momentum for the German cement market came from all the relevant sectors of the building industry," is how VDZ President, Christian Knell, sums up the development of cement consumption in 2016. In Germany the construction indust...

Christian Knell elected new president of VDZ

24 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Christian Knell named new president of VDZ Christian Knell, general manager of HeidelbergCement in Germany, has been elected as the new president of VDZ. He succeeds long-standing president Gerhard Hirth who has been at the helm of VDZ for 12 years. Mr Knell has been vice president of VDZ since 2012 and has been working in the industry for more than 25 years. VDZ said the main driving forces in his new role as president will be the technological development and innovation along...