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In this presentation FCT will discuss about the process, the challenges and the different technologies to produce a high-quality calcined clay. As the choice of technology depends on the characteristics of the feedstock, FCT will present additional case studies as examples where the most suitable machinery (type of calciner, dryer, raw mill, cooler, color control) was selected according to these characteristics.

Cement is one of the world’s most vital industries and is the foundation of infrastructure and urban development. However, the industry is also responsible for more than 5% of the world’s manmade CO2 emissions. A transformational change is now underway, with the industry looking to reduce its carbon footprint in the interest of sustainability.

The use of supplementary cementitious material in Green Cement – including calcined clay - can reduce carbon emissions by up to 40% as there is virtually no release of CO2 from the clay.

Additionally, there are fuel and electrical consumption reduction when compared to clinker production process, making the clay calcination process interesting under the financial point of view as well.


A detailed analysis of the developments in the ground granulated blast-furnace slag market.


The webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to hear CW Research team's insights on key drivers and constraints for the slag industry, including:

  • Main products
  • Slag market overview, GGBFS focused
  • Regional trends
  • On-going impact of Covid-19 discussion


About the report

CW Group's Global Ground Granulated Blast-furnace Slag Market & Forecast report serves the interests of slag manufacturers, as well as that of cement and concrete, ground additive materials and asphalt industries. The study provides an in-depth analysis of the global blast-furnace slag market and presents the latest data on the market size (volume and value) sourced through both primary and secondary research. Historic and five year forecasted data showcased include figures on consumption, domestic production, export and imports, price dynamics, as well as qualitative information on trends in the industry. Product segments included cover ground blast-furnace slag (GBFS), ground granulated blast-furnace slag (GGBFS) and steel slags. The report covers key drivers and constraints for individual slag markets and end-users from the construction sector. The market intelligence provided in the report is divided into regional demand, as well as by end user, providing a strategic perspective on the evolution and outlook for the industry.

More information on the report can be found here.


The concern about CO2 emission levels from industrial processes is growing around the world. Cement as the most consumed building product in the world, represents a significant contribution to the man-made CO2 emissions. It is estimated that cement related emissions need to fall by at least 16% by 2030, and far more than that if the nations are to meet the Paris Climate Accord target below 2 degrees Celsius of warming this century.

Reaching those limits will require the widespread adoption of less carbon intensive cement alternatives, and clinker substitution is by far the most effective. The wide availability of clay, with relatively well spread and considerably available deposits in most places around, constitute the most suitable alternative of SCM for coping with the projected worldwide demand for cement.

In the first two presentations of this series of seminars, FCT will discuss the clay activation process, the heat treatment to promote the dihydroxylation of the material, resulting in the collapse and breakdown of the clay structure to form compounds with hydraulic binding characteristics. In the first presentation, FCT will present its FlashCalx Flash Calciner Technology; and continuing in January, FCT will present the RotaCalx Rotary Kiln alternative for clay calcination.


Includes highlights from the 4Q2020 update of the Global Cement Trade Price Report.


Pricing strategy is a daily challenge for cement traders, shippers as well as buyers in the cement sector. Timely knowledge of global cement prices and trends remains a cornerstone for successful internal strategic planning.

The webinar will cover gray cement, white cement, GGBFS and clinker, highlighting:

  • Global and regional trade dynamics and drivers;
  • Monthly price evolution of gray and white cement, as well as clinker and slag;
  • Ex-works and retail pricing for select markets;
  • Cement import and export price spreads and developments;
  • On-going impact of Covid-19 discussion.


About the Global Cement Trade Price Report

CW Group’s Global Cement Trade Price Report is designed to be a tool for those involved in the global trade of cement. A must-have price intelligence and analysis chart book with monthly import, export and ex-works prices for gray cement, white cement, clinker and granulated slag. Knowing that the pricing strategy is a day-to-day challenge for cement traders, independent traders, shippers as well as buyers in the cement sector, the Global Cement Trade Price Report is CW Research’s benchmark price assessment for monthly gray cement, white cement, clinker and granulated blast furnace slag market prices, imports, exports and ex-works. The extensive report, published on a quarterly basis, includes data for more than 70 individual markets worldwide on monthly average selling prices, retail price changes, a trade price forecast and volumes for the past 12 months, as well as a forecast for the next 3 months for each country. In addition, the GCTPR includes preliminary estimates for the latest quarter for key countries. The report also includes regional price indices, as well as a quick review of trading dynamics and drivers in different regions.

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