Limestone grinding in Germany

Efficient grinding with wide-ranging product finenesses

Summary: In September 2011 a vertical roller mill of the type LM 19.2 was successfully commissioned for limestone grinding at Kraft, a company based in Baden-Württemberg/Germany. As Kraft‘s product range extends from powdered limestone through dried Jura grades to sand and chippings, the vertical roller mill from Loesche GmbH has to provide an exceptionally wide grinding spectrum to achieve the wide ranging ­finenesses in the customer’s extensive product portfolio.

1 Market situation of the limestone industry in ­Germany

Following the years of the financial crisis in 2008 and 2009, which resulted in a considerable decline in the construction sector, building activity has revived since 2010. In the year 2010, the number of building permits increased by 2.8 % overall on the previous year (source: Federal Statistical ­Office). Since 2009, the mood in the building materials industry has improved substantially according to the ifo-­business climate index (source: ifo-Institut).


Following the severe collapse (-11 % in the crisis year 2009), production in the...

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