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March 2011

This month, World Cement turns to China and Taiwan for its regional report. The China Cement Association discusses the influence of the country’s development strategy, and the Taiwan Cement Corporation provides an insight into Taiwanese investments in China. The March issue also includes articles on comminution, alternative fuels, XRF/XRD analysis, process control and automation, as well as the role of consultants in the cement industry. Also, in anticipation of the upcoming IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Conference, Paul Maxwell-Cook interviews this year’s Chair and Vice Chair.

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Meet Us In St. Louis!
Paul Maxwell-Cook interviews this year’s IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Industry Chairman and Vice Chairman.

Setting Sail
Kong Xiang-Zhong, Secretary General of the China Cement Association, evaluates the influence of the country’s development strategy, 15 years after its introduction.

Growing Strong
China Shuangji sets its sights on next growth phase with new Zhaoyuan facility.

The Future’s Bright
Edward Huang, Taiwan Cement Corporation, Taiwan, explores the country’s cement industry and the development of Taiwanese investments in mainland China.

Making Waste Valuable
Jean-Benoit Collée, Purchasing Director HeidelbergCement Benelux, and Jan Theulen, Group Manager Waste Co-processing at HeidelbergCement, illustrate how a partnership with Recyfuel is strengthening the company’s position in the hazardous waste market in and around Belgium.

A Virtuous Circle
Jaime Gonzalez, Senior Engineer and Steven Martin, CEO and Chief Scientist, Pond Biofuels Inc., Canada; and Martin Vroegh, Environment Manager, St Marys Cement Inc. - Votorantim Cement North America, introduce a fully integrated energy-producing, environmentally friendly process derived from microalgae.

Mixing It Up
Dirk Lechtenberg, MVW Lechtenberg & Partner, Germany, investigates whether it is feasible to use mixed waste as a fuel resource.

Back To Basics
Peter G. Martin and Robert E. Cook, Invensys Operations Management, discuss real time profit control in cement plants.

Cover Story: A Specific Approach
Gerhard Langenbach, ABB Switzerland Ltd, explains how the company helped to build up conceptual design and supply management know-how for the Thai Nguyen cement plant.

Everything Under Control
Michael V. Kamp and Thorsten Tisarzik, m-tec mathis technik gmbh, Germany, discuss ways to increase productivity, improve efficiency and maintain a high standard of quality control in the production of dry premix mortars by means of state-of-the-art automation and sequence control.

Better Than Fine Grinding
Yusuf Ziya Bekiroglu, General Manager, Denizli Cement Plant, outlines the results of the company’s project to increase clinker grinding capacity.

Quantifying Quartz
Marc Leising and Jacques Barataud, SOCOCIM, Senegal - Groupe Vicat, and Ravi Yellepeddi, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Switzerland, describe a project to detect quartz concentration.

Creating Samples For Analysis
Tim Osborn-Jones, SPEX SamplePrep LLC, USA, describes the preparation and XRF analysis of flyash fused beads.

Corporate Strategy: A Competitive Advantage
Anne Dekeukelaere, CEMENTIS GmbH, Switzerland, talks through the process of implementing a strategy plan in the cement industry.

Adding Value Through Consulting
Mark Mutter, Cement Performance International, UK, reviews the reasons for using a consultant.

What Do Consultants Bring To The Table?
Doreen Hofmann and Nick Gilbert, PEG S.A., Switzerland, discuss the role of the consultant in the cement industry.

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