VDZ Congress 2018

The next VDZ Congress will take place on 26 - 28 September 2018 in Duesseldorf. Please save the date.

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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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First cement clinker produced with oxyfuel cooler technology

Testing of the innovative oxyfuel clinker cooler prototype
The CEMCAP partners IKN, HeidelbergCement and VDZ have successfully managed to produce cement clinker using the oxyfuel cooler technology. The innovative oxyfuel clinker cooler prototype has been tested during the last 6 months, as part of the EU research project CEMCAP. The project is focused on preparing the ground for large-scale implementation of CO2 capture at cement plants for later storage or use (CCS, CCU). The European cement industry could make a significant contribution to climate protection through CO2 capture technology, which is essential for future mitigation of cement industry’s process emissions. continue

VDZ bids farewell to 23 plant supervisors lime/cement

VDZ bids farewell to 23 plant supervisors
On 15 March 2017 the 27th plant supervisor training course lime/cement (IML) ended with a ceremony in Duesseldorf. All 23 participants received their master craftsman's diploma after 18 months of further education. Previously, they had to demonstrate their versatility in eight written examinations and one final oral examination at the Examination Board of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Duesseldorf. The high quality of the training was reflected in the excellent performances of the new plant supervisors. In future they will carry out important tasks in their companies and represent the "backbone" of the industry. continue

VDZ Technical Training Programme 2017/2018 published

VDZ Technical Training Programme 2017/2018
VDZ has just released its new international training programme 2017/2018, which contains many varied courses and workshops for newcomers and experts in the cement industry. The newly expanded training programme 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".