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April 2011

This month’s Regional Report focuses on Central and Eastern Asia, including an economic overview from IHS Global Insight and an update from Taiheiyo Cement, which was prepared prior to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Additional features on materials handling, storage and feeding are also included, together with one of our biannual looks at lime, gypsum and mortar.


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Contents

The ASEAN Industry Drivers
Paul Maxwell-Cook’s Industry Insight.

Growth Pushes Forward In Spite Of Daunting Hurdles In Central Asia
Andrew Birch, Lilit Gevorgyan, and Venla Sipila, IHS Global Insight, Europe & the CIS, outline the challenges faced by the geopolitically isolated Central Asian countries.

Think Global, Act Local
The Italcementi Group is represented in Kazakhstan by its two plants, Shymkentcement and BetonAta. This article introduces the companies and their efforts towards sustainable development, CSR and innovation.

The Japanese Cement Industry: A Mature MarketThe Japanese Cement Industry: A Mature Market
John Saunders and Hajime Wada of Taiheiyo Cement Corporation describe the Japanese cement industry and how innovation and efficiency are helping Taiheiyo Cement to meet the challenges facing a mature market.

Recent Projects In Eastern Asia
Stephan Lechner, Maerz Ofenbau AG, Switzerland, gives a short overview of Maerz’s recent activities in this area and introduces four projects for lime kilns that have recently been successfully commissioned.

Lime Plant Criteria
Paolo Accinelli, SIC - Società Impianti Calce S.r.l., Italy, explains the technological choice criteria for a lime plant destined for the petrochemical industry.

Getting Started In Dry Premix Mortars
Michael V. Kamp, m-tec mathis technik gmbh, Germany, draws on m-tec’s long experience in this particular industry to offer advice on starting production of dry premix mortars in new markets.

Large Capacity Cement Silos In Vietnam
Heiko Buschmann, Sales Manager, IBAU HAMBURG, Germany, provides case studies where large cement silos are in use in Vietnam and shows design principles thereof.

Test Of Character
Dr. Luigi Di Matteo, DI MATTEO Group, Germany, presents some of the main characterisation methods that have been developed for solid alternative

The Rainbow Effect
Mike Simmonds, Chronos BTH Limited, UK, details the benefits of stretch hooding as compared to shrink wrapping and stretch wrapping.

Bagging and Packing Review
WORLD CEMENT presents profiles from some of the companies that are exhibiting at Interpack next month.

Under Pressure
Norbert Barlmeyer, Aerzener Maschinenfabrik, Germany, introduces a new hybrid air compression technology that is proven in extreme conditions.

Generating Big Savings With Simple Air Handling Modifications
Allen Ray, ProcessBarron, USA, provides an overview of possibilities to improve the operation and efficiency of mechanical draft fans.

Handling With Care
Bill Law, Volvo Construction Equipment S.A., Belgium, reports on loaders working in a Russian quarry and discusses the impact new Tier 4i/Stage IIIB emissions legislation is having on the development of large wheel loaders.


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