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Building materials

Many natural, artificial materials and products are used for the construction as well as for repair works on buildings and structures. These include both naturally occurring substances like clay, rocks and sand, and man-made products. The two basic categories of building materials are:

  • General-purpose materials like cement, concrete and timber, used in the construction of various types of structures
  • Special-purpose materials like acoustic, insulating and refractory materials

Product testing and certification assure manufacturers, property owners and developers that the building materials used in their projects meet the quality, safety and environmental sustainability requirements. We support manufacturers by carrying out testing of materials and semi-finished products including ready-mixed concrete (RMC), cement, stone, sand, soil, rebar, insulation materials, wall plasters, paints, varnishes, coatings, metal structural products, masonry products and road products.

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Measurement types

Particle size distribution

Particle size analysis in the range 0.01-3500 microns. For nanoparticle analysis see dedicated section.


Morphological analysis of particles in the range 0.5-10000 microns (size, shape and transparency of particles). Integrated Raman chemical analysis with MDRS (Morphologically Directed Raman Spectroscopy).

Nanoparticle characterization

Size, concentration and zeta potential anlysis of nano-systems using light scattering techniques such as DLS, ELS and NTA techniques.

Rheology, Viscosity and Powder Flowability

Viscosity measurement and visco-elastic properties characterization of liquid dispersions, complex fluids and semi-solid materials.

Elemental analysis

XRF provides both qualitative and quantitative information on a wide variety of sample types. It can quantify elements from beryllium (Be) up to americium (Am) in concentrations from 100% down to sub-ppm level.

Phase identification

Phase identification is the most important application of X-ray diffraction (XRD). It is not only applied on powder samples but also on polycrystalline solids, suspensions and thin films.