Tag Archives: Cement


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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