Sri Lankan construction industry levels with global counterparts with the market leader INSEE Sanstha

Sri Lankan construction industry levels with global counterparts with the market leader INSEE Sanstha

INSEE Sanstha, the most popular brand of cement in the country is the first Blended Cement launched in Sri Lanka. INSEE Sanstha is a blended cement, enriched with Calcium Carbonate (CaC03) extracted from local quarries, resulting in fresh, consistent quality that produces significantly stronger and more durable structures than any other cement.

Blended Cement has 5 key benefits that make it better than ordinary cement. It has improved strength, longer durability, better workability, provides an aesthetic finish and requires less water to mix. As a blended cement, INSEE Sanstha offers Sri Lankan home builders the advantage of a cement blended with Calcium Carbonate (CaC03) particles which closes all the pores in the concrete, making it stronger.

The blended Sanstha Cement is not only more durable, but most importantly, it prevents water from entering the iron structures, preventing the iron from rusting. In fact, an entire bag of Sanstha Cement only requires 25 litres of water to mix. The added Calcium Carbonate (CaC03)  and other particles work as a lubricant resulting in a concrete mixture that is easier to apply, making plastering more efficient and the end result, more aesthetic.

Jan Kunigk, Executive Vice President / Commercial Director of INSEE Cement explained “INSEE Sanstha has been the market leader in Sri Lanka for decades due to its consistent quality. Globally, cement markets have moved towards blended cement due to its high strength and durability as opposed to Ordinary Portland Cement (SLS 107).”

He further said, “In Sri Lanka, Sanstha was the first brand to move to Blended Cement. This proves INSEE Cement`s efforts to consistently innovate to provide superior products to Sri Lankans. Today cities such as Singapore, Jakarta, Delhi and local structures such as the Lotus Tower are all made out of Blended Cement. Sri Lanka can achieve what Singapore is today by also using Blended Cement, whether it is for a home, high riser or port!  Blended Cements are better, more durable and stronger.”

The most popular brand of cement in the country with one in every three houses built with Sanstha Cement, the brand is the only cement in Sri Lanka that has been awarded both SLS and British Standards certifications, reiterating its proven quality.  The brand has won the hearts of millions of home builders, engineers and large project wonders in Sri Lanka for decades making it the preferred choice of cement. Having won accolades 6 times consecutively as the ‘Construction Brand of the Year’ at SLIM Nielsen People`s Awards proves the trust placed on Sanstha cement by millions of Sri Lankans. The blended Sanstha will make construction even better.

INSEE Cement in Sri Lanka also known as Siam City Cement (Lanka) Limited, is a member of the Siam City Cement Public Company Limited, a leading cement manufacturer in Southeast Asia, founded in 1969 in Thailand. The company manufactures INSEE branded cement, readymix concrete, construction aggregates and solutions to serve a widespread regional market that includes Cambodia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand, in addition to Sri Lanka. INSEE Cement is the first certified ‘Green Cement’ in Sri Lanka with the Green Labeling Certification awarded by the Green Building Council. INSEE Cement is the only fully integrated cement manufacturer in Sri Lanka.

The parent company, Siam City Cement Public Company Limited (SCCC) has adapted and progressed to serve the construction needs of the region; its cement manufacturing facility in Saraburi, Thailand, is the world’s largest cement production complex. The company, SCCC draws from the accumulated expertise and knowledge over decades of operation, and is strongly focused on investing in rapidly advancing regional markets such as Sri Lanka that show great promise in sustainable construction.

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