We develop the building materials of the future#
Since time immemorial, people have always used building materials to construct dwellings and other structures such as bridges or dams. Whereas natural stone, clay and wood were utilized in earlier times, materials such as cement, concrete, brick or plasterboard made from natural raw materials dominate the construction industry today.
We see ourselves as a competent partner for applied research and the development of primarily inorganic building materials. Our expertise ranges from mass-produced concrete, through special building materials such as aerated concrete and other lightweight building materials, right up to fiber-reinforced composites and cement-free materials such as geopolymers. To conduct extensive research & development on building materials, we have a number of laboratories at our disposal - including a building materials laboratory, a solid-state analytics laboratory and a durability laboratory. In order to conduct research specifically on aerated concrete, we have our own pilot plant with a saturated steam autoclave similar to the ones used in industry.