Round-up: 24th AFCM Technical Symposium & Exhibition

The 24th AFCM Technical Symposium & Exhibition took place in Hanoi, Vietnam, on 21 – 24 April 2015, guided by the Vietnam National Cement Association (VNCA) as the Steering Committee. The event brought together leading players in the regional and international cement industry, with a three-day conference programme comprising 22 technical papers. Delegates also had the opportunity to learn more about the products and services offered by major suppliers in the exhibition area, which featured 44 booths.

FLSmidth wins complete cement plant contract in Vietnam

FLSmidth has been awarded a contract by Vietnam’s Xuan Thanh Group for the supply of a complete cement plant. This will be located some 100 km south of Hanoi.

Sadico, Vietnam, gets new bag conversion machine

A new PP block bottom valve bag conversion machine has been installed and commissioned for Sadico in Vietnam. BSW Machinery, a subsidiary of Windmöller & Hölscher, took on the project, which enables Sadico to produce a more sustainable packaging solution for its customers in the cement industry.

How to make stronger, “greener” cement

Analysis of material's molecular structure leads to a new formula that could cut greenhouse-gas emissions.

Vicem monthly sales down 3.1% YoY

State-owned Vietnam Cement Industry Corporation (Vicem), the country’s leading cement producer, said it sold about 2.24Mt of cement and clinker in April, down 3.1 per cent from a year ago.

Balancing dusts in the kiln

Chemically the expectation for a cement clinker is that it will have the same overall chemical composition as the raw materials from which it is made, less any gaseous emissions and plus any ash provided by the fuels. However, much happens between the raw materials entering the raw mill and the emergence of the clinker.

Fan Upgrade for Hanson Cement's Purfleet Plant

A fan upgrade by Siemens at Hanson Cement’s highly productive Purfleet plant has resulted in energy savings of more than 36% being made, with payback on the investment anticipated to be well under two years.