Welcome to Cermalab!

Cermalab was established in May 2002, and current address is 33 Eland Road, Koedoespoort Industrial, Pretoria, 0186.


Cermalab is a materials testing and materials sector training facility, serving the heavy clay, ceramic and refractory industries in Africa.


We offer a range of services and products dedicated to improving quality, competitiveness and profitability of suppliers, manufacturers and users in the ceramics market. Cermalab is the only laboratory of its size and wide range of expertise in southern Africa. Our experienced professionals are involved in all aspects of materials testing, improving process technology and evaluating final products according to specified standards. We have a wide range of equipment at our disposal empowering us to perform above the rest. Our services are offered on a contract basis to industry.


In May 2011 Cermalab established the Tile Adhesive testing laboratory and became the first independant tester of tile adhesives in South Africa.The Institute of Ceramic Education (ICE), affiliated to Cermalab, presents 2 training courses to the ceramics industry; a CETA accredited 8-module brick-making course over a period of sixteen weeks and a quality control course which runs over a period of 3 days.



Cermalab is unique in that it offers both testing (evaluating quality) and ceramic training (improving skills for quality).

Cermalab quality testwork is based on SABS, BS, ASTM and ISO standards.
Cermalab is not owned by any ceramics manufacturer and its test results are always impartial.
Cermalab has an established confidentiality policy which guarantees utmost discretion in all spheres of operation.
Cermalab’s focus is on improving ceramics in everything that it undertakes – its personnel are passionate about ceramics and serve their clients with this in mind.


Cermalab holds the South/Southern African agencies for the following international companies.






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