Belgian Ceramic Research Centre

The Belgian Ceramic Research Centre provides high-quality technological support to industrial partners, helping them to stay up-to-date with the latest innovations and advancements in the fields of ceramics, refractory materials, and glass.

The centre is composed of the INISMa, CRIBC, and INS, which together form a research and testing hub for these materials.


Our services encompass a range of research and development activities, expertise, testing, and certification for glass and ceramic materials, including both traditional and advanced ceramics. Additionally, we offer environmental emissions monitoring and geotechnical testing. By partnering with the BCRC, you will have access to cutting-edge research and expertise that can help drive your business forward.

Culture of partnership with

Societal ethics


The industrial sector

The academic sector

The intermediation sector

Circular and sustainable economy

Rationalization of material and energy resources

Social, gender and origin equity


Scientific rigor



Who we are ?

Leading-edge research, expertise and analysis platform for serving industry

Responsiveness Privacy Innovation

Innovation projects

Ecological and energy transition

Sustainable development

Industrial resilience

Material and process performance

Accredited Research and Testing Center (CRA), Federal, Wallonia-Brussels Federation, Wallonia, VLAIO.

BCRC - Who we are ?

The Belgian Ceramic Research Centre brings together INISMa, CRIBC, and INS through activities that include:

  • Research and Development
  • On-site and laboratory physical and chemical analyses
  • Product validation testing for the intended application
  • Technical assistance and expertise from design to post-mortem

We specialize in the following main materials:

  • Soils
  • Raw materials
  • Technical ceramics
  • Refractories
  • Construction and road materials
  • Glass, glazing, and components
  • Industrial chimney emissions

Our expertise serves the building, road, ceramic, glass, and any industry that uses inorganic materials.

We are also active in the field of standardization as Standard-Cell and as Sector Operator  (>> Go to our dedicated website)


Our facilities

Belgian Ceramic Research Centre - General Presentation

Ceramics, Applied Research, Industrial Research, Materials

General presentation of the Belgian Ceramic Research Centre

The Belgian Ceramic Research Centre specializes in the field of non-metallic inorganic materials such as ceramics, glass, construction and road materials.

Our center has a range of equipment and expertise in shaping, processing, and analyzing these materials, which often require specialized knowledge due to their high hardness and to the high temperatures domains generally associated with this specialization.

We offer access to 30 thematic laboratories with nearly 250 associated technologies and expertise to support your material development and monitoring needs. Our team is dedicated to providing you with the support you need to succeed in the field of materials science.



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Consult our gender equality policy => GEP-BCRC-EN.pdf

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