Belgian Ceramic Research Centre

Ceramic, refractories, glass, soils and environment

Physical and chemical analysis

The physical ans chemical analysis department carry out analysis on all types of inorganic materials with an important know-how for traditional and technical ceramics, refractory materials, glass, castables, cements… on raw materials as well as on final products.

Chemical analysis :

  • X-Ray Fluorescence
  • ICP
  • Colorimetry
  • Flash combustion
  • Specific electrodes


Physical analysis :

  • X-Ray Diffraction

  • X-Ray Tomography

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy coupled to an EDS analysor

  • Infrared thermography

  • Mechanical testing

  • Granulometry

  • Porosimetry

  • Surface finishing


High temperature characterizations :

  • Dilatometry

  • Refractoriness under load

  • Creep
  • Thermal conductivity

  • Melting point

  • Hot flexural strength

  • TGA

  • Thermal diffusivity

The department can also characterize and optimize all types of suspensions (rheology, viscosimetry, Zeta potential.…) and is able to develop specific analysis for your products (in the field of inorganic materials) in all their complexity.

More info?

Contact-us online or by phone at +32 65 40 34 24.