Taiheiyo Cement Philippines introduces brand of “green cement”

Taiheiyo Cement Philippines introduces brand of “green cement”
Published: 07 July 2010

Taiheiyo Cement Philippines Inc (TCPI) recently introduced a brand of “green cement” that uses volcanic ash found in south Cebu towns as a natural additive.

The product called Grand Premium contains klinker gypsum and Philippine tuff or volcanic ash.

Engr. Nilo Yap, TCPI environment and safety department senior manager, said the firm developed the cement amid the growing global trend of environment conservation and to meet competitive costs in the market.

Yap said the firm preferred naturally occurring minerals as an additive and sourced the volcanic ash from Naga City and Minglanilla town.