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Product Visual Inspection

The DTI-BPS enjoins the consumers to scrutinize the


cement they buy for product reliability and safety.
A cement shall be marked as the example below:

Dont forget to look for the


PS and ICC marks
for safe and reliable
cement.

Consumers Guide
PRODUCT QUALITY
AND SAFETY

Locally-manufactured
Portland cement

Type P - Portland-Pozzolan
cement
ICC No. 1902/ 0906

PS mark

Type P - Portland-Pozzolan
cement

ICC mark

Type I (PM) - Pozzolan-modified


Portland cement

BUREAU OF PRODUCT STANDARDS


Department of Trade and Industry

Cement

Type IP - Portland-Pozzolan
cement

Printed May 2008

3F Trade and Industry Bldg.,


361 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City
Telephone numbers: (632) 751.4740, 751.4736
Facsimile number: (632) 751.4748
Email address: bps@dti.gov.ph
Website: www.bps.dti.gov.ph

Cement
Product Classification

Types of Portland Cement

A hydraulic cement is a substance which sets and


hardens by chemical reaction with water and is
capable of doing so under water. It is used as a
binder to hold other materials together.
Cement is classified into:
Portland - a hydraulic cement produced by
pulverizing portland-cement clinker, and usually
containing calcium sulfate
Blended Cement with Pozzolan - a hydraulic
cement consisting of two or more inorganic
constituents (at least one of which is not
portland cement) which seperately or in
combination contribute to the strength-gaining
properties of the cement

Type I - suitable for all uses where special properties


specified for any other type are not required. It
can be used in structures of considerable mass, such
as large piers and heavy retaining walls.
Type II - used when moderate sulfate resistance or
moderate heat of hydration is desired.
Type III - used when high-early strength is desired.
It is used when forms are to be removed as soon as
possible, or when structure must be put into service
quickly.
Type IV - used when a low heat of hydration is
desired. It is intended for use in massive structures
where the temperature rise resulting from heat
generated during curing is a critical factor.
Type V - used when high sulfate resistance is desired.

Product for Mandatory Certification

Types of Blended Hydraulic Cement with Pozzolan

Cement is regulated by the Department of Trade


and Industry (DTI).
Manufacturers and importers should apply for a
Philippine Standard (PS) license and Import
Commodity Clearance (ICC) certificate,
respectively, before the products are distributed
and sold.
The DTI - Bureau of Product Standards (BPS)
acquires a sample of the cement for inspection
and testing based on the Philippine National
Standard (PNS) 07:2005 and PNS 63:2006.

Type P - Portland-pozzolan cement for use when


higher strengths at early ages are not required
Type I (PM) - Pozzolan-modified Portland cement for
use in general concrete construction
Type IP - Portland-pozzolan cement or use in general
concrete construction

Product with the PS or ICC Mark


Only manufacturers and importers whose
products have passed the PNS requirements will
be issued with the PS license and ICC certificate
by the DTI-BPS.
Only manufacturers and importers with valid
licenses and certificates are allowed to use the
PS and ICC marks on their products.

Product Labels on Portland Cement Based on


PNS 07:2005

Name and address of manufacturer/importer


Type of Portland cement
Brand name/trade name and recognized trade mark
Net mass in kg
The words Product of the Philippines or country
of manufacture
Manufacturing date
The batch identification number
The number of the particular shipment for imported
products
Red color band
PS or ICC mark

Product Labels on Blended Hydraulic Cement


with Pozzolan Based on PNS 63:2006
Name and address of manufacturer/importer
Type of blended cement
Product specification, which should be specified
as:
PORTLAND WITH SPECIFIC POZZOLANIC MATERIAL
USED
Specific Pozzolanic Material may be any, but not
limited to the following:
Artificial pozzolan
- Pulverized fuel ash (Fly ash)
- Burnt clay
- Burnt shale
- Silica fume
- Rice husk ash
- Thermally activated mineral
Natural pozzolan
- Materials of volcanic origin (pyroclastic rocks)
- Tuffs
- Materials of sedeminetary origin
- Hybrid rocks
Product application
For Types IP and I (PM), the following shall be
printed:
For use in general concrete construction
For Type P, the following shall be printed:
For use in general concrete construction not
requiring high early strength
Brand name/trade name and recognized trade
mark
Net mass in kg
The words Product of the Philippines or country
of manufacture
Manufacturing date
Batch identification number
Bright yellow color band
PS or ICC mark