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December 2010

The December issue is the latest in the 2010 series of Special Issues, which this time focuses on comminution. We have articles from the major players in this field, including Polysius, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Gebr Pfeiffer AG, Bedeschi and Hazemag. The issue includes reports on turnkey projects from Dangote Cement and Maerz Ofenbau. Our Regional Report this month will be on China, and includes an interesting article looking at China’s involvement in the CSI.

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Taiwanese Investment in China
David Hayes looks at the increasing presence of Taiwanese cement companies in the Chinese industry, with particular focus on Taiwan Cement Corporation.

Improving Engagement with the Chinese Cement Industry
Graham Sprigg, Director, IMS Consulting, discusses the recent rise in the membership of Chinese companies to the Cement Sustainabilty Initiative.

WHPG Takes Off in China
Mark Wang, HeidelbergCement Group, China, discusses the increasing trend towards waste heat power generation in China and new installations of this technology.

Success Story: China Resources Cement
Rulmeca Tianjin Co. has supplied the Huaran plant in Fengkai, China, with 180 000 rollers for two 40 km conveyor lines.

Three Decades of Prominence on the Indian Subcontinent
KHD celebrates 30 years of operation on the Indian Subcontinent with a look back over its successes, significant highlights and recent alliances.

Increased Lime Production Capacity
Xaver Inglin, Deputy Managing Director, Maerz Ofenbau AG, Switzerland, and Lukas Obrist, Managing Partner of MERTEC Engineering AG, Switzerland, report on the installation of a new lime production plant in the United Arab Emirates.

New Projects Across Africa
D.V.G. Edwin, V.J. Anantharaman and P. R. Anil, Dangote Group, present the latest information on the company’s ongoing activites across sub-Saharan Africa.

Horizontal Crushing Reaches New Heights
When Zementwerk Leube GmbH decided to convert its operations to in-pit crushing, HAZEMAG, Germany, was called upon to supply the first semi-mobile impact toll crusher in Austria.

An Introduction to Crushing
Pietro de Michieli, Bedeschi SpA, Italy, advises how to make the right crusher selection and provides details of a case study installation.

New Grinding Technology
Gebr. Pfeiffer, Germany, has developed a new roller mill for high throughput rates when grinding cement clinker, additives, and granulated blastfurnace slag.

A Comminution Revolution
Donald A. Longhurst, Senior Mill Systems Engineer and Courtenay Claussnitzer, Process Engineering/Project Management, Polysius Corporation, USA, outline the history and benefits of the HPGR.

Update and Upgrade
Nobuo Tokioka, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd, Japan, introduces the company’s latest CK Mill.

Throwing Additives into the Mix
Nawaf Tourjman and Nick Varley, Sika IMEA, UAE, explain the application of cement additives in the manufacturing process.

Workability: What’s It All About?
Matteo Magistri and Pietro Recchi, Mapei SpA, Italy, look at strategies to improve cement workability.

Q&A: Improving Grinding Efficiency
With contributions from Mapei, Fives FCB, KHD Humboldt Wedag and Loesche.

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