CemWeek Magazine

CemWeek Issue 7

With 2011 over, CemWeek is pleased to look ahead at the innovations and new products set to shape the future of the cement industry. Issue 7 delineates new research into alkali-activated cement, a promising low carbon competitor, discusses intellectual property and product innovation with Dr. Davide Zampini of Cemex’s R&D Center, and provides a buoyant feature on concrete’s seafaring heydays, considering another way that old technology can be made new.


 Finally, the 2011 numbers are in, and CemWeek presents the research on global earnings and trade prices. 

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4 Leaders Comment
Applied Research: Dr. Davide Zampini,
Cemex Research Group

10 The Expanding Footprint of Low
Carbon Cement
Alkali-Activated Cement is an old
technology made new

18 The Surprising Secret World of
Cement Ships
From military vessels to racing clubs, a
history of concrete that floats

Numbers in Brief
2 Shedding Light on Cement Trade

16 Global Cement Demand

48 Market Update: Fiscal Year

Regional Focus
40 South Korea: Price Tensions
42 South Africa: Afrisam
Takeover Approved

Tools & Analysis
44 Utilizing an Expat Workforce
46 HBS: Seven Strategy Questions

Regional Reports
24 Europe, Middle East & Africa
28 Asia Pacific
29 South Asia
30 America
From our Industry Partner
32 Building materials update
Projects & People
36 Notable projects
38 People on the move

Data Share Performance
50 Overview of stock
performances for cement


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