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WARNING! Fake UCG cement!


8.04.2013
Semei Cement Plant LLP (with cement trade name «United Cement Group») warns cement buyers: incidents with fake UCG cement have become more frequent in Semei city and the neighboring areas!
Counterfeiting production, in fake bags with UCG marking, contain foreign impurities which impair cement quality, and consequently, the quality of structures, build with the use of this “cement”. 
Please, pay attention to the following details, when you buy сement in 50 kg bags:  
1. Size of polypropylene bag. Size of original UCG bag is 50х72.5 cm. Counterfeit bag is, as a rule, smaller in size, because hand-crafted manufacturers use original bags of “Semei Cement plant” for the second time, having cut the top of the bag, thus, hand-crafted bag  decreases by 10-12 cm in height.

2. Weight of the bag. Weight of original UCG bag with plant quality cement is 50 kg, with possible weight variation of no more than 1 kg per bag. (these norms are approved by the GOST). Weight of a counterfeit bag is 40-43 kg. 

OBVIOUS SHORTWEIGHT OF COUNTERFEIT BAG



3. Bag Image. Design of UCG original bag and of counterfeit bag:
ORIGINAL and FAKE
“Semei Cement Plant” pack cement into new bags (“white”) from 2010. Cement in old bags is a counterfeit!

4. Quality of seams on bag. Original UCG polypropylene bag is manufactured on the plant, all seams are straight, of high quality and are made using firm white threads, one polypropylene and one cotton thread are used. Hand-crafted bags are usually sewed up by thin seams, which can not withstand repeated shipping and unloading of the bag.

5. Availability of fill valve on the bag. Fill valve in the top corner of the bag - is a special opening for   mechanical cement packing: bag, which is made in plant has just one small opening and just from this opening cement is poured under air pressure into the bag. Hand-crafted bags have no fill valves and are packed manually, cement is poured manually as well.
VALVE ON ORIGINAL BAG

 
 
COUNTERFEIT BAG HAS NO VALVE AND IS SEWN ON BOTH SIDES

Dear cement buyers! Please be careful when you buy cement and check authenticity of the bag! Also buying cement in official shop of “Semei Cement Plant” LLP (located at West industrial hub on the territory of “Semei cemet plan” LLP) or in Sales Department of “Semei Cement Plant” LLP, sales department telephone: 8(7222) 35-19-61, guarantees cement quality to you.  

Remember, that disappointment from low-quality cement will be much stronger, than economy from counterfeit purchase. Do not save on quality!

About all cases of detection or acquisition of counterfeit production, please report to: info@czs.kz, info@unicementgroup.com.