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September 2009

This month, we celebrate the growth of the Latin American cement industry with a collection of articles about cement plant projects in the region. The issue also presents a German Technology Review to coincide with the VDZ Congress, with the notable addition of insight from Dr Detlev Rose, CEO of Polysius AG, on the occasion of the company's 150th anniversary. Finally, we examine the potential of blended cements with several contributions from leading players in this field.

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High-Level Challenges in Bogotá
Paul Maxwell-Cook previews this year’s FICEM-APCAC Technical Congress.

Service, Success and Sustainability
News from Votorantim Cimentos, Brazil

Growth and Success
Iñaki Otegui, Cementos Bio Bio, Chile

Old Technologies, New Developments
Cementos Argos – R&D Team, Colombia.

Calculated Selection
Bedeschi has recently supplied effective storage and reclaiming systems to two Holcim cement plants.

C. Garcia, Holcim (Colombia), and R. Appenzeller, IBAU HAMBURG, Germany.

Practical Solutions
Clelio Tonelli, Manager Business Unit Packing, Haver & Boecker Latinoamericana.

Improving Performance
Marco Aurélio Soares Martins, Operation Director and Rodrigo Cesar de Miranda, Project Manager, CEMI – Process Technology and Engineering, and Joana Bretz de Souza, LatAm Project Manager, Cinar Ltd, Brazil.

Expansion and Modernisation
Ken A. Wiltshire, Caribbean Cement Company Limited, Jamaica.

VDZ Congress Preview
Paul Maxwell-Cook previews this Düsseldorf event.

1859 - 2009: From Safes to Complete Cement Plants
As Polysius celebrates its 150th anniversary, Paul Maxwell-Cook takes the opportunity to interview its CEO, Dr Detlev Rose.

Brains and Beauty
Barry Woodbine, AUMUND Group.

Start to Finish in 20 Months
Savas Sezen and Ali Osman Öziskender, Siemens, Turkey.

Critical Analysis - Better Control
Dr. M. Paul, Project Manager, Dyckerhoff AG, Wiesbaden, Dr. R. Meier, Market Segment Manager Building Materials and Minerals, and Dr. M. Fransen, Senior Product Manager XRD PANalytical, Almelo.

Speciality Lubricants
Marcos Meinecke, Business Unit Heavy Industries and Wilfried Ranzinger, Service Competence Center, Klüber Lubrication München KG, Germany.

A Lifetime of Success in Norway
A. Packeisen, A. Höfter and J. Oligmüller, KÖPPERN, Germany, and T. Halvorsen and T. Aakre, Norcem AS, Norway.

Cut Operating Costs
Theo Schrooten, Tim Neuhaus, Astrid Kögel, and Dr. Gunnar-Marcel Klein, Intensiv-Filter GmbH & Co. KG Velbert-Langenberg, Germany.

Cement and Clinker Trade - Knocking On All Doors
Joe Harder, OneStone Consulting Group GmbH, Germany.

Ball Mill Challenge
Cliff Snyder, President, PMI America.

GBS Potential
Dr Andreas Ehrenberg, FEhS - Building Materials Institute, Germany

Catalyst Calculations
Mansour A. Al-Shafei, Saudi Aramco.

GGBS: The World’s Most Sustainable Building Material?
Michel Pigeat, Managing Director, Ecocem France.

The Utilisation of GGBFS for Advanced Supersulfated Cements
Günter Woltron, Wopfinger Building Materials Group, Austria.

Affordable Housing
James Sarfo-Ansa, Mark Bediako and Eugene Atiemo, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Building and Road Research Institute, Ghana.

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