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March 2016

This month the regional report focuses on China and the Far East, including plant stories and market updates from the region. The March issue includes technical features looking at XRF, gears & drives, wear & maintenance, and the storing of alternative fuels. There is also a special interview with Beumer CEO and Chairman Christoph Beumer, alongside a keynote article from DNV GL on skills & training.


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Keynote: Sustainability is a Core Component of Business Success
Jon Woodhead, DNV GL and Terry Pavlopoulos, Cement Business Advisory (CBA), UK, present the link between sustainability initiatives and business performance.

China: Another Difficult Year
Paul Maxwell-Cook reviews some of the issues facing China during ‘the year of the monkey’.

Classifying Alternative Fuels Handling Systems
Luigi Di Matteo & Dominik Aufderheide, Di Matteo Group, Germany.

A Switch for the Better
Hannes Uttinger, A TEC Production & Service GmbH, Austria.

World Cement Interview: Beumer
World Cement interviews Dr. Christoph Beumer, Chairman and CEO of the BEUMER Group.

Sample Preparation and Analysis Techniques
Tim Osborn-Jones and Richard Bostwick, SPEX SamplePrep LLC, USA and Ian Croudace, GAU-Radioanalytical Laboratories, UK.

Fusion Preparation with LOI for XRF
Jose Las Navas, Navas Instruments, US, and Laura Oelofse, Rigaku, US.

Sample Preparation for the Analysis of Secondary Fuels
Wolfgang Simon, Fritsch GmbH, Germany.

Using Speciality Lubricants in Cement Plants
Srishail Laxman Chavan, Klüber Lubrication, India.

Three Ways to Success
A. Gshibowski and C. Krossing, Vakoma GmbH, Germany.

Meeting Today’s Greater Demands
John Rhodes and Karen Clever, The Timken Company, US.

New Ceramic on the Scene
Jerry Miller, Valor International, China.

Cement Industry Training
Timothy Brooke, ASTM International, USA.

Refractories Roundup

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