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October 2009

This issue includes regional reports on India, China and Pakistan, including overviews of the current situation for the cement industry in those countries and their future prospects. In addition to an excellent selection of technical articles on fan technology, silo cleanout systems, additives and chromate reduction, the issue also benefits from an exclusive interview with Philippe Quemener, CEO of Lafarge's Europe Technical Centre (ETC).

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Aiming High
Vishvesh Saxena, Munish Kumar Rastogi, and Chanchal Kumar, Ambuja Cements Limited, Rabriyawas (Rajasthan), India.

The Road to Prosperity
Amidst the current global recession, India's cement industry is going from strength to strength. Lauren Ansell reports.

Reducing Stress, Improving Operations
Rajendra Bhargava FLSmidth Private Limited, India.

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A Comprehensive Report on Pakistan’s Cement Industry
Atif Munir, Cement Pakistan Company

The Chinese Cement Industry: Current Concerns and Forward Thinking
Callum O' Reilly examines the recovery of the Chinese cement industry and its future prospects.

Centres of Excellence
Paul Maxwell-Cook interviews Philippe Quemener, CEO of Lafarge's Europe Technical Centre.

Upgrading Fans
Paolo Saccenti, Boldrocchi S.r.l., and Marco Rovetta, CTG - Italcementi Group, Italy.

Energy Savings for Fans
Frederic Waltregny, Compagnie Belge de Ventilateurs (CBV), Belgium.

Additives for a Challenging Cement Market
Jorg M. Schrabback, Corporate Product Engineer Cement Additives, Sika Services AG, Switzerland/Germany.

Quality Matters
Dr. Dieter Gunhl, TIB CHEMICALS AG, Germany.

Reliable Liquid Solution for CrVI Reduction
Arnaud Riou, Benedicte Dattee-Vernat and Bert Dijkema, Chryso, France.

Meticulous Metering
Robert Krist, Pfister GmbH

Blasting Success
Wolfgang Zimmer, VSR Industrietechnik, Germany.

Removing Material Buildups from Finished Cement Storage Silos
Andy Marti, Martin Engineering, USA.

Time to Recognise the Risks
John Hodson, Cardox International Limited.

A New Generation Grinding Unit
Sergey V. Kovalyukh, MEng and Vsevolod R. Kovalyukh, PhD, SPE KVAR, Ukraine.

New Drive, No Trouble
Michael Basler, ABB, Switzerland.

“Concrete” Bagging Solutions
Francesco Concetti, Concetti, Italy.

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