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Special reports

Uncovering the True Cost

Nathan Schindler, Evonik Corp. and Keith Ogilvie, National Filter Media Corporation, examine the true cost of ownership of cement plant baghouses.


The May issue of World Cement is now online

This issue is packed with an array of technical articles, as well as including a comprehensive overview of the Chinese cement and construction sector.


AI powering the future of cement

Henry Guo, Petuum, outlines how companies can adapt to Industry 4.0 and get to grips with AI in cement manufacturing.


On the road to digitalisation

Mark Yseboodt, Siemens, investigates some of the cornerstone technologies of the cement industry’s digital future.


Squeaky Clean

Pierre-Marie Maurice, Total Lubrifiants, explains how downtime and production loss can be avoided when cleaning open-gears in cement plants.


Finding a Use for Fly Ash

Many industries rely heavily on one another for certain raw materials and by-products. Kevin R. Peterson, Vortex Global, explains how this is especially apparent in West Virginia’s coal-fired energy, cement and oil/gas industries.


CEMEX implements new hygiene and safety protocols

The company has announced that it has implemented more than 50 new hygiene and safety protocols to minimise the risk of COVID-19 contagion in its operations across the world.


Paper versus Plastic

Catherine Kerninon, EUROSAC, and Kennert Johansson, CEPI Eurokraft, discuss the results of a recent study by Sintef which investigated the shelf life of paper and plastic cement sacks.


Breathing New Life into the Cement Industry

Jill Truscott, LafargeHolcim, explains how energy efficiency studies, emissions capture strategies and alternative fuel systems could be set to help the cement industry reduce its carbon emissions.


Case Enclosed

Brandon Fultz, Sweet Manufacturing Company, outlines how the use of enclosed belt conveyors could help to minimise dust and reduce product loss in high capacity concrete facilities.


US Cement Standards: Accelerating the green transition

In the battle to limit the temperature rise to 1.5°C by 2100 everything counts. Globally, including in the US, this issue is gaining increasing attention – Robert Shenk, FLSmidth, explains how the cement industry is part of the solution.