New ASTM standard simulates shearing by cement paste

A new standard, ASTM C1738, Practice for High-Shear Mixing of Hydraulic Cement Pastes, provides for preparing a mixture of cement paste that will simulate the shearing experienced by the cement paste in concrete, and was developed by Subcommittee C01.22 on Workability, part of ASTM's Committee C01 on Cement.

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Holcim Canada dedicates a day to safety, focuses on learning

For the third consecutive year, Holcim (Canada) Inc., dedicated a day to Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S). In September, all of its 3,000 employees took part in various activities to help them be more aware of the dangers that surround them in the workplace and work in a safer manner. This initiative complements the safety-related activities implemented throughout the year.

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Gebr. Pfeiffer helps Monarch Cement Plant reduce emissions

Today’s plant upgrades are not always driven by a need to increase capacity, but rather a need to reduce emissions in order to meet new government standards. This was the case with the Monarch Cement Co of Humboldt, Kan., whose cement plant needed to improve the overall airflow in order to meet the new NESHAP (National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants) requirements.

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