June 12: Arghakhanchi Cement Pvt Ltd has launched Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC) in the market from June 9 “considering” the needs of the consumers. So far, the cement industry had been producing Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC), which sets faster than the PPC.
The company said in a statement that it introduced the PPC, which has low initial setting strength compared to OPC but hardens over a period of time, after acquiring the NS Standard mark from the government on June 7.
According to the company, it started producing PPC to extend its support in development of the nation.
The company said it used the latest cutting-edge VRM machine under Danish technology of FL Smith for the production of high-standard cement.
“Also because limestone of our own source is used for producing clinker, there has been uniformity in the production of Arghakhanchi cement,” the statement added.
While launching the PPC, former president of FNCCI and director of the company, Pashupati Murarka, said, "We have not made any compromise in the quality and weight of the cement. We have started production of the Arghakhanchi PPC with new technology and the increasing demand of the customers.”