The first white cement factory was set up in Kottayam, Kerala by Travancore Cement Limited (TCL) in 1956 and the cement was sold under the brand name Vembanad Cement. Few more plants have now been put up for the manufacture of white cement in our country.
White cement is manufactured by using colouring oxides of iron, maganese and chlorium. in the manufacturing process, oil fuel is only used instead of coal for burning.
The cement is widely used for floor finishes, ornamental works, and also for fixing marbles, tiles.
The cement possess slightly higher strength when compared to ordinary PPC cement. The cost of cement is also higher.