Tag Archives: Cement


Published 17 Oct 2019

Data consistency – Lab Automation Solutions

Recently, Harald, our global cement solutions manager and I had the privilege to be interviewed by the prestigious Indian Cement magazine. Cement and concrete are the building blocks of our countries’ infrastructure. And we at Malvern Panalytical recognize the importance…READ MORE >

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Published 8 Feb 2018

How to Choose the Perfect Flux for Sample Preparation: Here’s the Secret

When performed correctly, fusion is the sample preparation technique that leads to the obtention of the most precise and accurate XRF and ICP analytical results. Among all factors that need to be considered to get great glass disks or solutions…READ MORE >

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Published 5 Oct 2017

Elevate your mineral analysis for greater production savings

The heavy cost of mining and minerals manufacturing The importance of minerals as a production resource applies to many facets of our daily lives. For instance, the quality of concrete determines the smoothness of a road surface and the sturdiness…READ MORE >

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Published 25 Jul 2017

The science behind ancient Rome’s long-lasting concrete

Why is it that structures built in Roman times have resisted the elements for thousands of years when more modern structures have suffered? This was a question posed in a recent BBC news story ‘Scientists explain ancient Rome’s long-lasting concrete’…READ MORE >

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Published 13 Jun 2017

Laser diffraction, and Sieving: The comparison – Q&A

I recently presented a webinar exploring the practical aspects of sieving method – the advantages and disadvantages.  I compared the method to other techniques such as laser diffraction indicating the increased wealth of information that can be obtained with these more…READ MORE >

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Published 30 Mar 2017

Cement – composition, structure and fineness – Q&A

The recently announced merger of Malvern Instruments and PANalytical could not be better timed from the Cement industry’s perspective. Both companies are market leaders in their respective technology fields – Malvern in particle characterization and PANalytical in elemental and mineralogical…READ MORE >

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Published 13 Aug 2015

Laser Diffraction: How much sample do I need?

One of the questions I am regularly asked by my Mastersizer customers is how much sample do I need to measure? I get the feeling people are hoping for a simple answer, such as 1g, 10ml etc. Unfortunately, the science…READ MORE >

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Published 11 Aug 2015

Morphologi G3-ID: A new tool for cement characterisation

When working with a couple of our Morphologi G3-ID cement customers I have come to realize that cement is an incredibly complex product. Working with one of our customers in the cement industry we wrote an article, published last year…READ MORE >

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Published 18 Sep 2014

Using cutting-edge tech to produce ancient cements

Greater productivity with lower emissions.  These are the demands facing modern cement manufacturers. But when increasing production requires more energy, and the reactions that produce fresh cement manufacture directly release CO2, meeting emission targets can be tough. The solution may…READ MORE >

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