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April 2019

This issue beings with a guest comment from LafargeHolcim’s Group Head of Health and Safety, Magali Anderson. It also features regional reports on China. Technical articles concern a range of subjects from pyroprocessing and alternative fuels, to digitalisation, air pollution control and logistics.

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Guest Comment
Magali Anderson, Group Head of Health and Safety, LafargeHolcim.


A Weakening Forecast
Scott Hazelton, IHS Markit, presents an outlook for construction markets in China.

Stick To The Status Quo?
Qu Jiaosheng and Fu Lijuan, China National Building Materials Exhibition and Trade Center, and Prof. Cui Yuansheng and Tian Guiping, Institute of Technical Information for Building Materials Industry of China, discuss China’s cement industry.

Environmental Endeavours
Cui Xingtai, World Cement Association, discusses environmental improvement actions by Chinese cement companies.

Ring Of Fire
Reinhard Ringdorfer, Unitherm Cemcon, discusses a new burner design.

All Wrapped Up
Panu Kantosalo, Cross Wrap, explores bale wrapping and bale opening for cement kilns.

Fuel In Recovery
Brian Smith, N + P Subcoal, discusses the use of solid recovered fuel as an alternative fuel.

Fan Energy
Axel Jahn and Frauke Kretzer, Pollrich GmbH, examine the maintenance, retrofit, and upgrade of industrial fans.

A New Standard For Sulfate Optimisation
Paul Sandberg and Marc Zacharias, Calmetrix, discuss the sulfate optimisation of portland cement using isothermal calorimetry.

A Digital Foundation
Ryan Koorts and Luis Domínguez, ABB, discuss how advanced process control and analytics can deliver real benefits to cement producers.

From Virtual To Reality
Nikola Jovicic and Dieter Burgwinkel, KHD Humboldt Wedag, describe a new advanced raw mix quality control system.

The Revolution Is Now
World Cement asks Philipp Leutiger, Chief Digital Officer at LafargeHolcim, how digitalisation is changing the cement and construction industries.

A Lego Movie
Giuliamaria Meriggi, Boldrocchi North America, discusses a building block inspired installation.

Partial or Complete?
Jose Maria Umbert Palazuelos and Henrik Vittrup Pedersen, FLSmidth Airtech, examine partial vs full bag replacement.

Progress Through The Ranks
Lawrie Evans and Mark Mutter, JAMCEM Consulting, present an environmental ranking of cements.

Sustainability Standards
Claude Loréa, Global Cement and Concrete Association, outlines the association’s new sustainability guidelines.

A Safe Service
Martin Wuerth, Wuerth Consulting Engineers, discusses a new concept for the reconstruction of old concrete silos.

Flexible Clinker Shiploading
Ricardo González, Global Bulk Technologies, presents a guide to mobile clinker shiploaders.

Supply Chain Strategy
World Cement talks to LafargeHolcim in the US about enhancing the customer experience and anticipating customer needs in supply chains.

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