Mergers and acquisitions in the cement industry post COVID-19

Information on the trends in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the global cement industry and individual regions in 2005-2019 and early 2020 is presented. Periods of high M&A activity have alternated with years of its sharp decline. Influence of various factors ...

Construction markets in Southeast and Eastern Europe

The countries of Eastern (Russia, Turkey and Ukraine) and South-Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Croatia) are members of the Eastern European Construction Forecasting Association (EECFA). The article presents data on the GD...

Baltic construction markets in 2020

Data on the development of the construction sector in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, and forecasts for 2020 are presented. The growth rates of construction in 2016-2019 were mostly positive, but the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will bring about a significant decline ...

The use of waste in the Russian cement industry

According to the legislation of the Russian Federation, combustible industrial and municipal waste qualify as alternative fuels fit for use in the cement industry. Their use is one of the conditions necessary for conforming with the best technological requirements and i...

Co-processing municipal waste in China

Co-processing of waste in cement kilns makes it possible to dispose of it safely and at low cost. The article describes examples of making alternative fuels of municipal solid waste and sewage sludge and their combustion in cement kilns at Chinese facilities.

Co-processing PCB and other POPs in cement kilns. A local solution.

Waste co-processing in a cement kiln allows you to destroy almost fully organic materials (including persistent organic pollutants, POPs) that may present in alternative fuels. If the co-processing of POPs such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) is carr...

Mandatory certification of cements in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

The article describes changes in the rules for cement certification introduced in Russia in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of the changes is to preserve the cement supply chains from the manufacturer to the end user, maintaining the quality and safet...

High-level control in cement production

Attaining Industry 4.0 has been an essential task of the industry for years. Recently such terms as “big data” and “AI” (Artificial Intelligence) have been used heavily in many fields. AI combined with big data is hoped for to provide solutions to long-standing ...

Automatic vibro-based detection systems — a step towards implementation of predictive maintenance

We have described the use of mobile expert system of automatic diagnostics "DIES" at cement industry enterprises, which is at foot of the exo-platform "DIES" — a modern intelligent distributed system, which may provide you the practice of predictive ...

Blurring the lines between aggregate and binder

Concrete producers have known for a long time that optimizing the particle size distribution of concrete aggregates allows for a higher strength concrete. Optimizing the particle size distribution reduces the amount of free space around the aggregate particles and thus ...

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