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January 2019

World Cement opens the year in what has become our traditional manner: with an outlook for the year ahead from IA Cement’s Imran Akram. We also take a look at the Russian construction and cement industry in our regional report, including an interview with Mikhail Skorokhod of the Russian Union of Cement Producers. The issue also includes an interview with Jamie Gentoso, CEO of LafargeHolcim US Cement, and Norman Greig, Secretary General of the World Cement Association. Technical features include bagging & packing, loading & dispatch, clinker conveying, fans, and alternative fuels.

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Healthy Prospects
Imran Akram, IA Cement, looks ahead to 2019.

Outlook In The East
Scott Hazelton, IHS Markit, presents an outlook for construction markets in Eastern Europe and Russia.

A Clean Future For Vác
Zsolt Szilágyi, Duna-Dráva Cement, discusses environmental modernisation at the company’s Vác cement plant.

The Bear Bounces Back
World Cement talks to Mikhail Skorokhod of the Russian Union of Cement Producers, SoyuzCement.

A Piece Of Cake
E.V. Shchegolyaev, KHD Humboldt Wedag, discusses a new semi-wet process plant by LafargeHolcim in Volsk.

Building The Future
World Cement talks to Jamie Gentoso, CEO of US Cement at LafargeHolcim.

Onsite Foresite
Chris Williams, Flender UK, presents a case study describing a predictive monitoring system at a cement plant.

Digital Transformation
Lori Allen, Command Alkon, discusses the need for aggregate producers to turn to automation.

The Missing Piece
Phil Morris, Schenck Process, details the development of a new apron weighfeeder for clinker feeding in the cement industry.

Conveying Clinker
Regina Schnathmann, BEUMER Group, discusses how belt apron conveyors can be used for the reliable and economical transportation of cement clinker.

Resource Recovery
Ben Sawley, ResourceCo, discusses the company’s joint venture plant with Cleanaway, located in Wetherill Park, Sydney.

Monitoring Material
World Cement talks to Monitor Technologies about continuous level sensors and optimising material inventory decisions.

Sailing To Deliver Superior Customer Value
World Cement talks to Ambuja Cement about the benefits of using ships to transport cement for 25 years.

Twist And Spout
Kevin Peterson, Vortex Global, explores the important features of telescoping loading spouts.

Paper Beats Plastic
Catherine Kerninon, EUROSAC, and Elin Gordon, CEPI Eurokraft, present the results of a study by RISE, which compared typical paper cement sacks and form-fill-seal polyethylene cement sacks.

Blade Runner
Eranga Devasurendra, Clarage, discusses the role of blade shapes vs efficiency and erosion characteristics for centrifugal fans.

Collaborating for Change
Norman Greig, Secretary General of the World Cement Association, talks to World Cement.

Five Minutes With... Thilo Merkel
Business Leader Cement Additives Europe, BASF.


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