Mexico’s Cemex pins its hopes on clinker micronization

Cemex RD Switzerland

Mexico’s Cemex pioneered at their R&D Center in Switzerland a creative alternative to traditional clinker grinding. The new micronization technology shall have the potential to reduce the clinker factor by up to 50%, in specific cement admixtures. Accordingly, with this development tremendous decarbonisation opportunities are possible, while the required strength development of cements can be maintained. Currently, the technology is in the test stage (photo: Cemex R&D Centre in Switzerland). An industrial scale demonstration needs to be executed.