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December 2016

World Cement's December issue brings a close to 2016 with a Regional Report on Turkey and Central Asia from our Contributing Editor Paul Maxwell-Cook. December’s Keynote from Tyrecycle is entitled ‘Phenomenon Cement, what is it?’ and engages with the past, present and future of cement. Technical features focus on gears, XRF, logistics and refractories.

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Keynote – Cement: Dinosaur or Torch-Bearer?
Pavel Cech, ResourceCo Asia, Singapore, considers the phenomenon of cement and asks whether it is a dinosaur of an industry or a torch-bearer of global wellbeing.

The ‘Stans’: What Now?
It is 25 years since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Paul Maxwell-Cook looks at the former states that constitute Central Asia.

World Cement Interview: Loesche
World Cement talks to Virginia Zuloaga about the role of social media in developing the company’s profile.

Finding a Better Solution
Ryan Fernandes, The Timken Company, USA.

Pushing the Limits
Martin Baechler, FLSmidth MAAG Gear, Switzerland.

A Planetary Upgrade
Lukas Steiner, Wikov, Czech Republic.

Preparing with PGNAA
Selim Topbas and Anil Ozturk, Oyak Bolu Cement, Turkey.

Testing Reactivity
Paul Sandberg, Calmetrix, USA.

Plant Tour: Höganäs Bjuf Refractory Plant
Joseph Green, World Cement, visisted Höganäs Bjuf in Bjuv, Sweden.

The Influence of Flexibilisers
M. Geith, R. Krischanitz and S. Jörg, RHI AG, Austria.

Distribution 4.0
Stéphane Rousset, Ibitek, France.

Mobility for Operators
Sandor Djarmati, Rösberg Engineering GmbH, Germany.

Redesigning Energy Use
Frank Berner, Piller Germany GmbH & Co. KG, Germany.

Capitalising on the Revolution
Brian Foster, Siemens Financial Services, UK.

Efficient Automation Provides Full Awareness
Oliver Kurtnacker, Fritz and Macziol, Germany.

Creating a Virtually Mercury Free Raw Material
Chris Poling, SCB International, USA.

New Constructive Technologies
B.S.P. Engineering S.r.l., Italy.

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