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The 1980s saw the beginnings of a shift in the cement industry. Slowly and steadily, cement producers began to adopt vertical roller mills (VRMs) for cement grinding instead of ball mills.

Vertical roller mills have long been recognised as the industry standard for raw mills – and are quickly gaining ground as cement grinders.

From plant design and financing to building, commissioning and operating the world’s most productive new cement plants.

Understanding the unique environment in which the plant operates, including local legislation, is crucial to becoming compliant.

Cement producers are increasingly adopting digital solutions across the flowsheet, not just to support automation and process control, but also to reduce fuel consumption, increase production, and improve product quality.

Jan Kjærsgaard, recently appointed as FLSmidth’s Cement President, shares his views on the challenges and opportunities facing the cement production industry.

It’s a growing problem for many countries around the world: used car tyres piling up as authorities struggle to find effective disposal solutions. Heating and power plants can help solve the problem by burning tyres and other solid materials, creating energy for use in households and industry, including cement production.