INSEE Ecocycle

INSEE Ecocycle Lanka (private) limited

INSEE Ecocycle at a glance

INSEE Ecocycle Lanka (Private) Limited is a fully owned subsidiary of Siam City Cement (Lanka) Limited, which is a member of the INSEE Group, a leading cement manufacturer in Southeast Asia, founded in 1969 in Thailand. The INSEE Group in Thailand also has expertise in environmental services that includes waste management. INSEE Ecocycle is the industrial waste management arm of the Group. INSEE group has its widespread regional footprint in South East Asia leading operations in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.

In 2003 with co-processing 297mt of tyre waste, the responsible waste management solution of co-processing was introduced to Sri Lanka by INSEE Ecocycle. (Ex Holcim – Geocycle). Originated as the alternative energy supply unit for the INSEE’s Puttalam cement kiln, Ecocycle has now become premier waste management solutions provider for the industries of Sri Lanka. Persistently propelling sustainability across all pillars, Ecocycle always promotes the waste management hierarchy as the fundamental pillar in its solutions.

Over last two decades, INSEE Ecocycle paved the path of sustainable waste management in Sri Lanka through its circular economy-based solution of cement kiln co-processing. Slowly establishing the “polluter pays” concept within the local industries, Ecocycle expanded its co-processing capabilities to serve wide range of hazardous and non-hazardous industrial waste.

The rapid rise in the demand of sustainable waste management has led to the vigorous expansion of Ecocycle. Utilising strategic investments more than 3 billion INSEE Ecocycle exceeded its annual co-processing capacity by 100,000 metric tons and stating the mark of 1,000,000 metric tons of total co-processed volume millstone. Currently INSEE Ecocycle supports more than 1000 enterprises in the country for the industrial waste management by introducing tailor made waste management solutions to suit its corporate customer’s sustainability needs including total service solution, resource recovery, laboratory services, training and consultancy, industrial cleaning, specialized logistics, environmental remediation, emergency response services, chemical management, e-waste disposal and many more.

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