For us, testing and analyzing existing building materials is the basis for developing innovative, sustainable building materials - such as a functional facade panel made mostly from secondary raw materials. Products like these can only be successfully developed by people who have access to robust technologies for testing building materials and versatile solid state analytics.
Our researchers are experts when it comes to testing building materials as well as to analyzing and characterizing inorganic mineral substances used in the construction, cement, and pit & quarry industries. In our extensively-equipped laboratories, we conduct physical, chemical and mineralogical tests on raw materials as well as on a wide range of other materials, such as building materials.
Comprehensive analytics: diverse testing criteria, methods and areas of application
Part of our work includes assessing mechanical properties such as compressive and flexural strength, as well as the durability of building materials (alkali silica reaction, freeze-thaw (salt) resistance). We also examine materials by X-ray analysis and implement various optical and x-ray methods to investigate microstructures.
Our particular strength lies in our interdisciplinary cooperation with expert colleagues in natural sciences and engineering. With Fraunhofer IBP as a partner, an experienced team of scientists is at your side to help you develop and optimize products as well as analyze damage patterns.