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Oct

2014

Press Release

After nearly 4 years of dedicated and successful service, Thomas Kritzler retires from the position of Almatis’ CFO. With effect from 1 October 2014, Thomas is succeeded by Teun Plegt, who served as the Almatis’ Group Controller for almost 1.5 years.

 

Taco Gerbranda, CEO of Almatis commented: “Thomas’ lasting legacies will be his disciplined approach to cash management and his drive to create long term shareholder value.  We thank Thomas for his valued contribution to Almatis and we wish Teun success with the challenges ahead”.

Teun Plegt joined Almatis in June 2013 as Group Controller and brings with him more than 15 years of international experience in various financial management positions.


Sep

2014

Source: Industrial Minerals

As the world’s leading speciality alumina producer Almatis’ thoughts on the market are always a good indication on trends looking ahead for the whole industry. The optimism displayed by the company underscored other accounts by refractories and raw materials producers this week in Aachen and Rimini.


Sep

2014

Source: Refractories World Forum

Since the use of low cement castable technology became extensive in the early 1990‘s, the application of additives for the effi cient dispersion of fi ne and ultrafine matrix components has become essential. Part 1 of this paper discusses the value of additives in general, and compares the differences in various traditional and modern additive concepts covering fl ow properties, working time, setting behaviour, and their impact on physical properties incl. hot properties in silica fumefree low cement castables. Part 2 will be published in in the next issue rwf 4/2014 and will discuss additives used in castables containing silica fume as fi ne matrix fi ller in the range of 3–5 % additions.

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