INSEE Sanstha wins big again!

May 17, 2022

Having grown into a household name, INSEE Sanstha Cement, has once again been ranked amongst Sri Lanka’s 100 Most Loved Brands by LMD’s Brands Annual ranking – one of the most comprehensive and popular annual analyses of brands in the country, compiled by Brands Finance (UK). The 100 Most Loved Brands ranking is the result of extensive market research and analysis, underscoring the popular position that INSEE Sanstha Cement enjoys in the market. Recently, INSEE Sanstha Cement, the most recognized and sought-after brand of Portland Composite Cement in Sri Lanka, also won the SLIM Kantar People’s Award for “Housing and Construction Brand of the Year, for a record 11th consecutive year.

Discussing the achievement, Jan Kunigk, Executive Vice President – Sales, Marketing & Innovation at INSEE Cement said, “It is an honour for us to have been ranked amongst Sri Lanka’s Top 100 Brands, yet again. As Sri Lanka’s most loved cement brand, we reaffirm our commitment to deliver on our unique brand promise and support Sri Lankans as they ‘build for life’. We also take this opportunity to thank our loyal customers for always staying true to us and always demanding nothing but the best. The popularity we enjoy is a direct result of our unwavering commitment to quality, and our ability to always meet dynamic consumer expectations. We look forward to defending and strengthening our position as the market leader and Sri Lanka’s no.1 homebuilding and professional cement brand.”

Sri Lanka’s premier Portland Composite cement, manufactured locally in accordance with the SLS 1697:2021 standard, INSEE Sanstha is a superior state of the art blended cement that has proved itself around the world. Sri Lanka’s first sustainable cement, INSEE Sanstha Cement was the first cement in Sri Lanka to be awarded with the Green Labelling Certification by the Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL), and has also received the Green Mark Gold Award, presented by the Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB). It provides superior strength, durability while significantly reducing CO2 emission.

INSEE Sanstha Cement was the first Portland Composite Cement ever to be launched in Sri Lanka and is also the only cement produced in Sri Lanka. Today, 2 out of every 3 homes in Sri Lanka are being built with INSEE Sanstha Cement, due to its high workability and exceptional finish, as a result of its specially engineered formula. The higher strength, greater durability, and superior workability of this cement, as a result of its “Super S” particle structure, have made it the top favourite of the construction industry in Sri Lanka. In addition to these exceptional qualities, INSEE Sanstha Cement also features special Water Protect technology to prevent penetration and ingress of rainwater, and is environmentally friendly.

A wide range of tests and equipment to assess fresh and hardened concrete properties

  • Specified Tests for Self-Compacting Concrete
    • Flow Table Test – BS EN 12350-5:2019
    • J-Ring Test – BS EN 12350-12:2010
    • V Funnel – BS EN 12350-09:2010
    • L Box – EN 12350
  • Slump test – BS EN 12350-2 and ASTM C143
  • Density of fresh concrete – ASTM C138
  • Air content in fresh concrete – ASTM 231
  • Concrete bleeding – ASTM 232
  • Concrete setting time – ASTM C403
  • Compressive Strength up to 180 MPa – Testing Machines (3000 & 4000KN) – Double the existing strength standards in Sri Lanka
  • NDT for Compressive Strength up to 130 MPa – Impact Rebound Hammers – Double the existing equipment capacity in Sri Lanka
  • Flexural Strength – ASTM C78 / BS EN 12390-5-2019
  • Splitting Resistance – ASTM C-496 / EN 12390-6 / EN 1338
  • Concrete Specimen Grinding Machine – BS EN 12390-2 2019/ ASTM D4543

A wide range of tests and equipment to assess and ensure your aggregate grade meets the demand and requirement of your concrete.

  • INSEE Measurement Tools
    • INSEE Blue™ – Assess clay content as key quality indicator for manufactured and natural pit sand
    • INSEE Shape™ – Assess the grain shape particles as key quality indicator for manufactured sand
  • Coarse and fine aggregate particles size distribution – ASTM C136 / C136M – 19 & BS EN 933-1
  • Relative Density and Absorption of Coarse Aggregates – ASTM C127-12
  • Aggregate Impact Value (AIV) – BS EN 1097-2:2010
  • Flakiness Index & Elongation Index – BS EN 933-3:2012
  • Soundness Test of Aggregates – SN EN 206-1
  • Aggregate Crushing Value (ACV)- BS EN 1097-2:2010
  • Los Angeles Abrasion Test – ASTM C 131-06

A range of tests to assess properties of fresh concrete that go beyond the traditional ‘slump test’, improving the quality and consistency of concrete.

  • INSEE Measurement Tools
    • INSEE Flow™
    • INSEE Heat™
    • INSEE Color™
    • INSEE ConTemp™
  • ICAR Rheometer for paste, mortar & concrete toassess pumpability, flow resistance, thickness, slump retention, admixtures compatibility
  • Grout for Pre-Stressing Tendons – BS EN 445 2007
  • Electrical Conductivity for paste & mortar
  • Cementometer™ latest microwave technology for the determination of fresh concrete water to cement w/c ratio

Advanced testing with durability indicators to optimize structural performance and extend the service life of concrete structures exposed to severe environments.

  • Rapid Chloride Permeability Test - ASTM C1202
  • Bulk Electrical Conductivity of Hardened Concrete - ASTM C1760-12
  • Specific Resistivity - RILEM TC154 - AASHTO T358
  • Concrete Carbonation - Swiss SIA 262-1/1 CEN/TS 12390-12
  • O2 Permeability - RILEM 116-PCD CEMBUREAU Method
  • Capillary Water Absorption/ Sorptivity - Swiss SIA 262/1:2013 ASTM C1585-04
  • Initial Surface Absorption (ISAT) - BS 1881 Part 5
  • Water Permeability - EN 12390-8:2000
  • Concrete Sulphate Resistance - SIA 262-1/A