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New clinkers

11 March 2014, Published under Cement News

The push to reduce CO 2 emissions will impact the way that cement plants are designed and operated in the future. This third article in a series of five explores some of the potential outcomes of the carbon-constrained world and their impacts on the cement industry. By John Kline & Charles Kline, Kline Consulting, USA. Figure 1: polished section of a clinker granule seen under optical microscopy. Alite (C3S) blue crystals, belite (C2S) brown crystals It is widely accepted th...

Cementos Cosmos exports 13% of clinker to Brazil

19 August 2013, Published under Cement News

The Brazilian market is offering Spain’s Cementos Cosmos the opportunity to maintain its clinker production at a high level. Of the 1.5Mt clinker produced at its Toral de los Vados plant, Cosmos exports 0.2Mt to Brazil. While the company’s management says it is preferable to sell the clinker in the market where it is produced, " the market situation has led us to take the opportunity our parent offered, even at the cost of losing part of the profit margin in the transport,” said the compa...

Cosmos ships 36,000t of clinker to Brazil

25 September 2012, Published under Cement News

Cimpor-owned Cosmos Cement will be shipping 36,000t of clinker from its Spanish Toral de los Vados works to the Brazilian town of Recife. The shipment, which started loading on Monday is the first of the new Langosteira terminal.

A is for alite

18 June 2012, Published under Cement News

The characteristics of clinker minerals when viewed under the microscope reveal key information about the cement production process. Arthur Harrisson explains their importance, mineral non-equilibrium and mineralogy in practice. He also takes a closer look at the key mineral alite. Optical microscope can reveal a wealth of information about clinker manufacturing processes and clinker properties Cement clinker contains four main minerals, all of which are usually identifiab...