Cement & Gypsum
A form of cement was in use as early as 7000BC and the Romans built major structures using it, but it was Joseph Aspdin, whose 1824 patent for Portland cement – so called because it resembled the stone quarried on the Isle of Portland off the south coast of England – that announced the birth of the modern cement industry. Consumption has grown relentlessly ever since. By the late 1980’s, world production had topped a billion tonnes; it is expected to exceed two billion tonnes by 2010.*
Claudius Peters is a name synonymous with the global cement industry for more than half a century. Their technologies can be found throughout the modern cement process from raw materials handling and fuel storage and processing systems to packing and dispatch automation, with particular strength in the field of cement clinker cooling. From cooling 500 tonnes per day in the 1950’s to over 10,000 tonnes per day today, Claudius Peters continues to lead the way in the 21st century with its ETA cooler technology.
In the gypsum industry, from raw materials handling in the stockyard to grinding and calcining raw gypsum into plaster products, Claudius Peters is a name known throughout the world gypsum industry.
Clarke Chapman in the UK meanwhile are expert in the huge bulk handling cranes required to grab and move the raw material , whilst JND Magco sizing and JND thermal processing technologies, also from the UK, are to be found performing other key processes in the sector.
*Source: Ocean Shipping Consultants Ltd.2000.