Sri Lanka’s INSEE’s Galle facility begins production of Portland Composite Cement
Sri Lanka’s INSEE Cement has reportedly extended production of its Portland Composite Cement to its Ruhunu cement plant, increasing production of the new SLS 1697 product to meet the growing demand of the local market.
Issuing a statemet, INSEE has stated that Portland Composite Cement (PCC) is the result of years of research, and is a superior blended cement produced exclusively at the Puttalam integrated cement manufacturing facility earlier, to address the high carbon footprint of OPC cements, while also producing compressive strength equal to or beyond that of OPC at all ages.
“INSEE Cement introduced Portland Composite Cement for the first time to the local market last year as part of a two-pronged approach; to create value for our customers by augmenting the sustainability performance in their constructions, and also to steer Sri Lanka’s construction industry towards ambitious, globally benchmarked sustainable goals,” INSEE Cement Head of Products and Solutions Portfolio Dr. Moussa Baalbaki has been quoted as saying.
“Globally, the use of composite cements from residential and commercial to large-scale infrastructure projects have demonstrated long-term performance enhancements and have contributed to reduce the carbon footprint in construction. We are truly encouraged by the growing demand across the local market for Portland Composite Cement and trust our production expansion to Galle is testimony to our commitment towards sustainable production practices,” he has further stated.
The statement added that engineered with INSEE’s trademarked SmartAct Technology, Portland Composite Cements unique composition of multiple minerals addition undergoes a triple reaction consisting of hydration, pozzolanic and nucleation that increases strength build-up at each level of maturity.
The increase in its manufacturing line by Sri Lanka’s INSEE Cement is indicative of the growth potential in the country’s construction industry. Despite facing various challenges through the years, land prices in many areas in the country have seen an increase with the prospect of further increases given Sri Lanka’s ongoing economic activities and development programme. Sri Lanka is working towards becoming an emerging business destination in the South Asian region supported by its strategic geographical positioning in the Indian Ocean and the many trade agreements as well as trade concessions enjoyed by the country. The growth and business potential have resulted in the expansion of business/investment opportunities in the country. Foreign businesses/investors could therefore confidently explore the growing opportunities in Sri Lanka, especially in the country’s development programme.
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