VDZ Congress 2018

The next VDZ Congress will take place on 26 - 28 September 2018 in Duesseldorf. You can register online.

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We offer a broad range of training courses including intensive one-day workshops, mid- and long-term trainings for foremen and control room operators as well as online courses.

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Testing concrete

Our well-equipped concrete laboratory carries out all important tests according to EN 12350 and 12390.

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Process optimization

We analyze your production processes and show potential for ernergy optimization.

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We are specialists

in the analysis and characterization of mineral substances and trace elements in cement, raw materials, concrete, aggregates and admixtures.

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New VDZ endowed professorship at Hochschule Duesseldorf, University of Applied Sciences (HSD)

New VDZ endowed professorship at Hochschule Duesseldorf, University of Applied Sciences (HSD)
On 15 August 2018, Hochschule Duesseldorf, University of Applied Sciences (HSD) and VDZ signed an agreement on the establishment of a part-time endowed professorship in the area of "Process engineering in cement production" at the HSD Faculty of Mechanical and Process Engineering. With effect from 1 September 2018, the post of endowed professor is to be taken up by Dr Philipp Fleiger, who is head of the "Digital process support" department at VDZ and has been researching and working in the field of mechanical process engineering for many years. By establishing this endowed professorship, VDZ is helping to develop the range of qualifications in the field of cement process engineering. For HSD and VDZ the professorship is a further important milestone in their long-standing fruitful relationship which has already given countless students the opportunity to gain work experience or complete their thesis at VDZ for example. continue

Workshop on carbon capture technologies in the cement industry on 17 October 2018 and new CEMCAP film

The CEMCAP film
A workshop on innovative carbon capture technologies in the cement industry will take place in Brussels on 17 October 2018. The event, organised by ECRA and the research groups CAMCAP and CLEANKER, will investigate the technological and economical boundary conditions for application of carbon capture and storage technology in the cement industry. Participation is free of charge. The CEMCAP project on carbon capture and storage in cement production has also recently released a film providing information about the innovative oxyfuel cooler technology. VDZ is involved both in the CEMCAP project and in the CLEANKER project, which researches carbon capture and storage by means of calcium looping. continue

VDZ Technical Training Programme 2018/2019 published

VDZ Technical Training Courses and Workshops 2018/2019
VDZ has now released its new Technical Training Programme 2018/2019. The newly expanded training programme for newcomers and experts in the cement industry covers a broad scope of topics on the production of cement and its application in mortar and concrete. It is founded on VDZ’s technical and scientific expertise gained from its research and the services it provides for international cement producers. continue



Accurately achieving of projected concrete properties in the modern 5-material system  ...

Influence of Granulometry on the durability of concrete made with cements containing limestone ...

Interactions between siliceous fly ash and superplasticizers based on polycarboxylate  ...

VDZ's research activities are recognized by the The Donors' Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany with the quality seal "Innovative through Research".

Innovative VDZ Research