The Cement Testing Center (CTC), formerly known as the Cement Central Laboratory (CCL) is the country’s leading and most established cement testing laboratory today.

Founded in June 1980 by the defunct Philippine Cement Industry Authority (PCIA) of the Department of Trade and Industry in cooperation with the former Philippine Cement Manufacturers Corporation (Philcemcor) now Cement Manufacturers’ Association of the Philippines (CeMAP) and started its operation in January 1981, the CTC continuously monitors cement quality to ensure that all cement manufacturers and their traders comply with the requirements of the appropriate Philippine National Standards (PNS) to protect all cement users and consumers.

The Cement Testing Center works with:

  • The DTI’s Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) by providing them with an unbiased testing in the field of physical and chemical analyses of hydraulic cement of all locally manufactured cement as well as imported ones to ensure compliance with appropriate Philippine National Standards.
  • The DPWH-Bureau of Research and Standards (BRS) by providing them with an unbiased testing in the field of physical and chemical analyses of hydraulic cement of all locally manufactured cement as well as imported ones to ensure compliance with appropriate ASTM Standards.
  • The cement industry by implementing the cement industry Quality Monitoring Guidelines through monthly sampling of all locally manufactured cement in-line and from various market sources in the country to ensure compliance with appropriate standards.
  • The cement industry by providing it with training services in the area of cement physical and chemical analyses to help them raise the level of testing proficiency and competency towards achieving high quality products.
  • The construction, concrete and other industries by providing them upon request with an unbiased testing in the field of physical and chemical analyses of all types of hydraulic cement under PNS and/or ASTM Standards for quality control and assurance purposes.

CTC Process Flow (click image to enlarge)

CTC Organization (click image to enlarge)