INSEE Cement – Galle Facility begins production of Portland Composite Cement


INSEE Cement has 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. 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, a spokesman said.

“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,” Dr. Moussa Baalbaki, Head of Products and Solutions Portfolio at INSEE Cement stated. “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 added.