The ICCX Middle East 2017 is being organised in Sharjah, UAE

After some detours, the ICCX Middle East has now arrived at its final destination, the Sharjah Expo Centre, where the event will also be organised in the coming years. The Sharjah Expo Centre offers the ideal setting for the first edition of ICCX Middle East on 26/27 November 2017, where an international conference programme and a trade exhibition with more than 100 participating countries from around the world will set new standards in the Middle East.

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Concrete curing system permanently solves problems in the production of large concrete slabs
The Excluton company of Druten is one of the largest manufacturers of concrete products for garden and landscape construction in the Netherlands. In order to be able to cope with the great demand on the part of its customers, the company has a total of eight production lines in use, some of which produce in three-shift operation. One of these plant... 

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