Costa Rica approves cement quality standards

Costa Rica approves cement quality standards
Published: 18 November 2015

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The Technical Standards Institute of Costa Rica (Inteco) has approved the INTE 06-11-15-15:2015 Hydraulic Cement – Requirements and Specifications standard to help guarantee cement quality in the Central American country.

The standards identify six classes of cement, each with subclasses, depending on their composition. Each specification lays out the compressive strength and other requirements which be must be met. While the implementation of the standards is voluntary, Inteco expects a widespread uptake among producers as they have participated in drawing up the standards.

Inteco’s Standardisation Director, Alexandra Rodríguez, said: ”This new rule took as reference technical requirements of both European countries and the United States, and the specifications for the manufacture of other types of cements which were not covered by current regulations."