Focus on Rare Earth Elements
Electric cars are booming and wind farms are being vigorously expanded as part of the energy transition. Both of these technologies depend on magnets, and rare earths are indispensable for magnet production.
Carbon capture, utilization and storage
Cement and concrete are the most important construction materials but the manufacturing industry is also one of the largest industrial CO2 emitters.
Market trends in glass recycling
Depending on the degree of purity from the recycling of broken glass, glass can be melted as often as required and processed into new products. Europe is the leader here, but there are also deficits.
Development of clinker substitutes
Globally, the clinker content in cement is in a decline, backed by modern cement standards and potential cost savings by producers. However, clinker substitutes are also used directly in concrete.
Reutilization - Insights into the circular economy
Are we already close to achieving a circular economy or are we still far from it? This question is not easy to answer. The following market review provides current data and trends.
Advances in screening technology in mining
In today’s crushing and grinding circuits in the mining sector the bottleneck is no longer the comminution plant but the classification system, especially in fine grinding applications.
NOx abatement in the cement industry
The cement industry is getting cleaner, which also applies to NOx emissions. In the last 20 years, primary and secondary NOx abatement technologies have been developed. Here are the latest trends.
Sand as a raw material - a scarce commodity?
The construction industry consumes huge quantities of aggregates. The global requirement is estimated to be around 40 bn tonnes. Construction sand is less than 30 %, but it is considered to be in short supply.
Valuable by-products: Slag recycling
Iron and steel slags are pro-products of steel production. We provided an overview of the recycling quantities of these slags in the different industries with current worldwide market data.
China's BRI and the cement industry
China’s Belt and Road Initiative, also referred to as the New Silk Road, is the most ambitious and probably the most interesting infrastructure project in the 21st century.
As a result of the future prospects for electromobility, the market outlook for battery cells is extremely good. However, the recycling capacities will have to be increased by a factor of 15 by 2030.
Dry stacking of tailings
In the mining industry, tailings are increasingly dewatered in mechanical processes and stacked as a sludge paste or even in a dry state. Such dry tailings offer a safe alternative to retention basins.
Focus on grinding technology in mining
The deteriorating quality of resources is becoming an increasing problem in mining. We have analyzed what exactly the challenges are and how modern grinding processes are able to provide solutions.
The cement industry in the new decade
The cement industry faces a number of challenges. One major challenge is the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, which led to a decline in demand for cement and all other business lines, including RMC, asphalt, aggregates.
Italian White Cement Outlook 2025 (IWO 2025)
Market outlook on the Italian white cement import requirements by 2025. Multi-client market report, February 2021, 85 pages, 49 charts and 10 tables. (Figure shows CIMSA’s import terminal in Trieste)
Current global trends in metal recycling
Metal recycling extends the lifetime of resources and benefits the environment. At the same time, the recycling of metals is more cost-efficient than primary production. What are the challenges?
Pioneering role: Recycling in the EU
The European Union (EU) is striving to become a global pioneer in the recycling economy. Only in times of crisis is it possible to clearly gauge the progress made. Here are latest results.
Cement Projects Focus 2025
Multi-client market report. November 2021, 6th edition, 175 pages, 113 charts, 28 tables. Market report about the capacity expansion projects in the cement industry. More information on our ‘Reports Page’ or here.
Latest Market Trends for FGD Gypsum
Will we run out of FGD gypsum in the future because of the phase-out of coal-fired power plants. Here, the latest development in the production of FGD gypsum and utilisation is outlined for the most important regional markets.
Next Generation CCUS Technologies
Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies are important as well as necessary in meeting the net zero CO2 targets of the cement industry by 2050. Here the most promising next-generation technologies for the cement industry are reflected.
GBFS Focus 2030
Multi-client market report. September 2022, 164 pages, 111 charts, 24 tables. Market report about the future production and utilisation of granulated blast furnace slag (GBFS), with a breakdown by 108 countries. More information on our ‘Reports Page’ or here.
Availability of cement raw materials
Cement plants require huge amounts of raw materials for the clinker manufacturing. as well as large quantities of cement additives such as gypsum, slag, fly ash and other cementitious materials. What are the main challenges ahead?
From carbon neutrality roadmaps to reality
The cement industry is on a transformation path towards carbon neutrality. Several roadmaps have been developed to outline the opportunities, challenges and actions to reach this goal. We were going deeper into this very important field to find out how this can become reality.
Plasterboard Industry Focus 2023
Multi-client market report, April 2023, 143 pages, 137 charts, 28 large tables. Market analysis about the future production of plasterboard and the required gypsum sourcing in 77 countries, 10 world regions and globally. More information on the “report page”!
Digital Transformation of the Cement Industry
Digital transformation is the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business. But what does it mean for the cement industry? And what has changed in the last 10 to 20 years? Answers will be given in our research overview.
Market Trends for Green Cements
Green cements are booming, because of the net-zero journey of the cement industry to become carbon-neutral by 2050. But what contribution can green cements provide to reduce CO2 emissions and what are the latest market trends for green cements?
The Cement Industry in Europe at the Crossroads
The cement industry in Europe is on a transformation path towards carbon neutrality. What kind of structural change will be necessary and how competitive will the cement industry be across the the countries? Interesting answers are given here.