Bundling expertise for best results#
In order to develop innovative building materials, such as a functional façade panel made mostly from secondary raw materials, robust methods for testing building materials and a comprehensive range of solid-state analysis equipment are required. Our scientists are experts when it comes to testing building materials, as well as specialists in analyzing and characterizing inorganic materials for use in the construction, cement, pit and quarry industries.
The extensive equipment in our laboratories allows us to conduct physical, chemical and mineralogical tests on raw materials and also on a wide range of building materials. Among others, we assess mechanical properties such as compressive and flexural strength, as well as the durability of building materials (alkali-silica reaction, resistance freeze-thaw (salt) cycles). We also evaluate materials by X-ray analysis and implement various optical methods to analyze microstructures.
Our particular strength lies in our interdisciplinary expertise in natural sciences and engineering. Therefore, our customers can rely on a team of experienced scientists to provide competent advice and support on issues concerning product development & optimization and damage analysis in the construction sector.