Inadequacy of the declared strength class
If you have purchased cement of strength class 500, it can turn out to be strength class 400 or even below.
In a 25 kg or 50 kg bag, you could actually get 1–5 kg less cement.
Presence of foreign materials
Unscrupulous baggers can add ash, sand, mineral powder and other foreign materials to cement.
Counterfeit cement enters the market through unscrupulous baggers who buy plant-made cement in bulk and pack it into bags without complying with the quality and labelling standards.
How to recognise a counterfeit:
- there is no registered address of the manufacturer and packing station on the bag;
- there is a trademark on the bag, but there is no registered name of the packing station, manufacturing plant or address;
- the labelling is similar to the plant-made, but there are some differences.
How to protect yourself from buying counterfeit cement:
- Ask for a certificate of conformity of cement quality. On our product pages, you can see what this document looks like.
- Go to the “Ukrcement” website and check out whether the cement you are going to buy is on the list of suspicious products that are supplied to the market with violations of labelling requirements.
- Never buy cement from spontaneous points of sale: trucks are standing near a road, and trailers that do not issue you with a receipt for the purchase.
- Find out from the official distributor where you can buy the original CEMARK cement in your region.
Join in the fight against dishonest entrepreneurs! Write to us about a discovered counterfeit, and you will receive a branded cup CEMARK as a gift.
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