Topcem selling cement with ‘expired’ license of BIS
According to sources, validity of Topcem Cement’s BIS certification for 53 Grade OPC (IS 12269:1987 under License No. CM/L5265465) expired on April 30, 2017. Similarly, there are also reports that validity of Topcem Cement’s BIS certification for PPC (Fly ash based) with IS 1489 (Part I) under License No. CM/L5265463 may also have expired.
Topcem Cement management claims that its Solid Dhalai Cement is a premium product with higher strength, more coverage, faster setting along with anti-rust properties.
But, it came to the notice of a lot of consumers that the license number and the BIS Standard Mark on Topcem Cement’s Solid Dhalai Cement (SDC) bags are that of the Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC).
RK Pareek, president (Production) of Topcem Cement had claimed that they were using the BIS Mark (IS-1489-1) as Solid Dhalai Cement (SDC) is a modified version of Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC).
Topcem Cement had claimed that its Solid Dhalai Cement (SDC) is made from high-quality clinker along with special additives which make the concrete highly strong and durable.
It was claimed that Topcem Cement’s SDC gives more coverage, higher strength, less cement consumption for targeted strength due to higher Blaine and fineness. Moreover, it is an anti-rust cement.