We offer a broad range of training courses including intensive one-day workshops, mid- and long-term trainings for experts and newcomers, customised training courses 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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Workshop on innovative carbon capture technologies in the cement industry held in Brussels

Participants of the workshop on innovative carbon capture technologies in the cement industry held in Brussels
On 17 October 2018 a workshop on forward-looking carbon capture technologies in the cement industry took place in Brussels, attended by 88 participants from the cement industry, industry associations, research institutes, politicians, NGOs, universities and technology providers. The event was organised by ECRA and the research groups CEMCAP and CLEANKER. VDZ is actively involved in both research groups. continue

VDZ Congress 2018: Climate protection and digitisation are key challenges for the cement industry

VDZ President Christian Knell opening the congress
More than 600 representatives from the international cement industry and associated suppliers, as well as from scientific and research institutes around the world, gathered at the International VDZ Congress 2018 in Duesseldorf at the end of September. Steeped in tradition, the VDZ Congress is one of the world's most important events in the industry. The 40 talks held at this year's congress focused on particularly pressing topics such as climate protection and digitisation. The participants also discussed current technical challenges and the general situation with regard to cement production. A further highlight was an evening ceremony at which the winners of the VDZ Industrial Safety Prize 2017 received their awards. continue

VDZ Activity Report 2015 - 2018 published

VDZ Activity Report 2015 - 2018 published
The VDZ Activity Report 2015 - 2018 summarises VDZ's manifold work for the last three years. The report is available via the newly developed VDZ eBooks app. continue



Investigation on the interaction of fuel particles and cement clinker to increase the use of alternative fuels

CLEANKER – Integrated calcium looping process for CO2 capture


Carbon Concrete Composite – C³

Testing and assessment of effective
alkali content in cements

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

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

VDZ Congress 2018

VDZ-Kongress 2018

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