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 8-module brick-making course over a period of sixteen weeks and a quality control course which runs over a period of 3 days.

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Accredited Laboratory

We are proud to announce that as of 6 May 2013, Cermalab is a SANAS Accredited high temperature laboratory,
dedicated to improving quality, competetitiveness and profitablity of suppliers, manufatcurers and users in the ceramic market. The facility is accredited in accordancewith the recognised International Standard ISO/IEC 17025:2018

A few of our standard refractory testing procedures, include the following:

• Density and Porosity
• Thermal Conductivitiy
• Cold Crushing Strength
• Modulus of Rupture
• Young's Modulus
• Thermal Expansion

We hold the South African agencies for

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