Export of Reclamation Sand from the Philippines

Sampaca Resources Corporation is a leader in the export of reclamation sand to the international markets such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brunei and Malaysia. We sourced a substantial volume of the reclamation sand from the rivers and catchment areas of Mount Pinatubo. Mount Pinatubo is a volcano which erupted in 1991 and ejected approximately 7.5 billion tons of volcanic sand. Volcanic sand is proven to be an excellent backfill materials for reclamation projects.



Products other than Export of Reclamation Sand

Construction Sand

Top notch quality of construction sand free corrosive materials such as iron pyrites, alkalies, salts, coal, mica, shale or elements that adversely affects the strength and durability of concrete products and various building materials.

Reclamation Sand or Sand Fill Materials

Top notch quality of reclamation sand and sand fill materials passing the required size, distribution, shear strength, specific gravity, from volcanic sand particles passing the standards used in Singapore reclamation projects.

Armour Rock

Top notch quality of armour rock with various sizes ranging from 1.5 to 3.5 tons, suitable for building road, reclamation, backfilling, riprap, slope protection projects and shore protection and break water.

Product Specifications

The fill material for the reclamation as approved sand. The specification for sand reclamation:

Angular grain shaped sand with the following properties:
a) Angle of shearing resistance: at least 30° at void ratio corresponding to a relative density of 35%.
b) Relative Density: at least 35%.
c) Silt Content: not more than 10% though 5%

The chemical characteristic of the material, as per guidelines from Maritime Port Authority of Singapore, such that chemical tests shall be carried out by an accredited laboratory for the following metals (in mg/kg):

Limit in part per million

  • Arsenic (As)
  • Copper (Cu)
  • Cadmium (Cd)
  • Chromium (Cr)
  • Lead (Pb)
  • Mercury (Hg)
  • Zinc (Zn)
  • Nickel (Ni)

The sample preparation and laboratory tests shall follow approved methods (latest revision) from the United States – Environmental Protection Agency, EPA methods 3051/6010B.

The table showed some guidelines on the upper limits concentration in sediment. You may also refer to the Dutch standard, as a guideline, for the approved limits of the concentration.

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