Cement Americas

SPR 2018

Cement Americas provides comprehensive coverage of the North and South American cement markets from raw material extraction to delivery and tranportation to end user.

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www.cementamericas.com • Spring 2018 • CEMENT AMERICAS 5 CEMENTSCOPE raw material mix has a clinker content of under 70 percent. Flexibility and customization are key for cement equipment manufacturers to survive in a market where new projects are scarce. Competition for existing projects has led to an aggre- gated average price per ton of cement production capacity decrease for all mill types of 3 percent since 2008; a figure that is inferior to the 15 percent decrease of the average price per ton of cement production capacity for a turnkey cement plant. Currently, cement mills market value size currently amounts to 67 percent of cement plant milling equipment, and is likely to reach 72 percent by 2022. Milling processes, particularly when considering cement grinding, are con- sidered crucial by cement manufacturers, and equipment choices are dictated by quality, performance and footprint specifications, rather than by pricing. Cement manufacturers often prefer to install two of the same cement grinding plants in order to have more flexi- bility in case of down times, whether scheduled or unex- pected. As such, the segment is mostly catered for by West- ern suppliers. Even in cases when Chinese suppliers are providing a turnkey project, cement manufacturers often request mills and gears to be provided by companies such as Loesche, Gebr. Pfeiffer or Fives FCB. CarbonCure's Consortium Closes Carbon Loop for Cement, Concrete Industries CarbonCure Technologies led a team of five companies to demonstrate the world's first integrated CO2 capture and utilization (CCU) from cement for concrete production in January. The project built upon previous cement plant CO2 capture demonstrations and was the first project to collect cement kiln CO2 for subsequent utilization downstream in concrete production and construction. The Global CO2 Initiative (GCI) estimates a potential $400 billion market opportunity for CO2 utilization products in the concrete sector alone, with the prospect of reducing 1.4 gigatonnes of annual CO2 emissions by 2030. The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), a global effort by 23 major cement producers who are responsible for 30 per- ESPLV - BUCKET ELEVATOR with double lateral chains (for large capacity) EF Rotary discharge extractor SINCE G A M B A R OT T A S.R.L. G.M.B.H. GSCHWENDT 1919

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