Cement Projects Focus
This new market report provides information about latest cement capacity expansion projects in the cement industry. For the coming years there is no trend of declining capacity expansion, despite the large overcapacities in many countries.
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.
Global trends in the gypsum industry
The gypsum industry is in an upswing. Our latest market review features an outlook on the wallboard (plasterboard) industry in the mayor regional markets and outlines the future of synthetic gypsum.
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.
COVID-10 Impact on global cement production
A new market report (CIC2025) about the impact of the pandemic on the global cement production. There are forecasts for 2020, 2021 and 2025 for the world, 10 regions, 4 subregions in Europe and 75 individual countries.
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.
Gypsum Industry Focus 2030 (GIF2030)
Unique global market report about the gypsum demand and sourcing of the cement, wallboard and plaster industries with projections for the years 2020, 2021, 2025 and 2030.