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The Association

VDZ (Verein Deutscher Zementwerke) is the economic, technical and scientific association for the German cement industry. Its aim is to uphold and promote the joint economic interests of the cement industry and to promote technology and science, including pre-competitive research and development in the field of manufacture and use of hydraulic binders.

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Certification

Certification is a separate, independent and non-partisan area supplementary to VDZ's service portfolio. It is performed by the recognised autonomous certification body VDZ Cert. This ensures the independent monitoring and certification of construction products to satisfy the protective purposes of the Construction Products Regulation and the Federal State Building Codes.

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Research & Innovation

The non-profit organisation VDZ Technology gGmbH pools in particular the joint activities of German cement manufacturers to promote knowledge, technology and research and development in the field of manufacture and use of hydraulic binders.

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Services & Consulting

As an international technical and scientific service provider for the cement and building materials industry, VDZ provides all services relating to cement, concrete and environmental protection. We cover the entire value chain from one source.

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Important industry publications

Here you will find an overview of current VDZ publications such as our CO₂ Roadmap or our regularly published industry publications like the Activity Report or "VDZ Environmental Data".

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Knowledge base

Knowledge transfer around the topics cement and concrete

As an internationally renowned research and competence centre for cement and concrete, which has been in existence since 1877, we have comprehensive, holistic and practical expertise that reflects the latest state of the art. In our knowledge portal, you can find out about a wide range of publications, events, research projects and further training courses.

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News

30.08.2022

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16th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement (ICCC 2023) from 18 to 22 September 2023 in Bangkok

The 16th International Congress on the Chemistry of Cement (ICCC 2023) will be held from 18 to 22 September 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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24.08.2022

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Environmental data of the German cement industry 2021 published

The "Environmental data of the German cement industry 2021", which has just been published, provides an in­-depth insight into the use of raw materials, energy input and the various emissions produced by German cement manufacturers. This encompasses not only the dust and dust bound constituents, but also the inorganic and organic exhaust gas compounds. A further aspect is information on carbon dioxide emissions, the reduction of which is a particular focal point in connection with the decarbonisation of cement production.

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27.09.2021

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Less energy use through optimisation and new ways of comminution

60% of the electrical energy comsumed in cement production is used for comminution. In order to reduce this amount, VDZ is engaged in researching new ways of comminution and optimising existing grinding plants. You can find more information in the following video.

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09.09.2021

Press release

Creating an appropriate framework for the transformation of the cement industry

The recently published “Environmental Data of the German Cement Industry 2020” reveals how cement manufacturers in Germany are aiming to meet the latest environmental policy targets. The agenda is headed by three major topics: Climate neutrality by 2050, the preservation of primary raw materials and air pollution control.

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27.07.2021

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VDZ's Education and Training Programme 2021/22 ensures efficient, practical learning

With its "Education and Training Programme 2021/22" VDZ supports the efforts of the cement industry to be successful in the long term through consistent qualification of the workforce. VDZ ensures efficient and practical learning by providing a wide range of vocational training courses and (online) seminars covering technical topics.

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03.05.2021

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A process-integrated method for calcining clays

The use of calcined clays as a main component of cement or as an additive to concrete is becoming increasingly important and of interest from an economic and ecological point of view. Standards such as the European Cement Standard EN 197 already today provide for the use of calcined clays (as natural tempered pozzolan) as a main component of cement. Depending on their chemical and mineralogical composition, the clays used must in principal be heated to temperatures of over 600 °C in order to achieve their pozzolanic potential. VDZ has developed a new process for this purpose, which we are pleased to present to you in the attached document.

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24.03.2021

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Research meets practice at VDZ's Cement Chemistry Conference 2021

VDZ's Cement Chemistry Conference took place on March 18, 2021 as a web conference with over 80 participants from Germany and Europe. The Conference, moderated by Dr. Jörg Rickert, was aimed specifically at experts from the cement and concrete industry. It is an important forum and link between community research and the requirements from daily practice.

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03.12.2020

Press release

German cement industry on course for a carbon-free future

In the face of global climate change it will be imperative to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions throughout the world over the next few decades. This also applies to the cement industry. "We are well aware of our responsibility, and the industry in Germany is willing to make its contribution towards achieving climate neutrality in the future", says Christian Knell, President of the German Cement Works Association (VDZ). The new VDZ study, "Decarbonising cement and concrete: A CO₂ roadmap for the German cement industry", shows possible ways of mastering this transformation by the year 2050.

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01.09.2020

Press release

Demand for cement at a high level, outlook cautious

Speaking about the development of the German cement market, Christian Knell, president of VDZ, says "It has rarely been so difficult to make a forecast as it is this year". Since March 2020 the coronavirus pandemic has created a great deal of uncertainty amongst most people and companies in this country. So far the cement manufacturers have had no grounds for complaint, not least because favourable weather conditions helped the cement market to get off to a good start in 2020. "Despite the lockdown coming into effect in March, the demand for cement was upheld by the continuation of work on construction sites – also thanks to the quick action taken by the government", says Christian Knell, looking back on the situation.

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10.10.2019

Press release

Cement consumption 2018 slightly increased by 0.4 percent

Approx. 29.0 million tonnes of cement were used in Germany in 2018. The figure was thus roughly 0.4% higher compared to the previous year. VDZ sees the industry continuing in a stable environment for the years 2019 and 2020.

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VDZ as employer

Making a career in the cement industry

As the knowledge hub of the industry, we offer a versatile, all-encompassing range of services for all aspects of cement and concrete. With our in-depth understanding of the cement industry, we identify current and future challenges for the industry at an early stage and develop suitable solutions.

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Person to contact

Do you have questions about VDZ?

Dr Martin Schneider
Chief Executive of VDZ

+49-211-45 78-0
vdz@vdz-online.de

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