Analyses and tests

Analyses and tests

ITC places at your disposal an extensive technological infrastructure of proven technical competence, endorsed by its numerous external accreditations and by its resources in qualified personnel, scientific equipment, and instruments. The results, ranging from raw materials and end-product characterisation to determination of their behaviour throughout the production process, are therefore reliable and can be guaranteed.

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CHEMICAL ANALYSIS

Chemical characterisation of a great variety of solid and liquid materials, of an inorganic, organic, and mixed nature, using the latest, most advanced° equipment to analyse major and minor elements, as well as trace elements.
Technology consulting in the field of materials characterisation, development of new test methods, and assistance in starting up company laboratories.

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PHYSICO-STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

Study of the crystal structure and thermal, mechanical, physical, and surface properties of raw materials and end products. All from macro to nanometre scale.

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MICROSCOPY AND SURFACE ANALYSIS

Characterisation of the properties of inorganic materials and ceramic compositions in relation to their behaviour in the different manufacturing process stages (rheology, plasticity, mechanical properties, coating adhesive strength, drying curves, firing range, gloss and texture, etc.).

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CERAMIC CHARACTERISATION

Characterisation of the properties of inorganic materials and ceramic compositions in relation to their behaviour in the different manufacturing process stages (rheology, plasticity, mechanical properties, coating adhesive strength, drying curves, firing range, gloss and texture, etc.).

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FINISHED PRODUCT LABORATORY

Great variety of finished product tests, some of which are accredited by ENAC (Spanish National Accreditation Body), on:
• Ceramic tiles
• Vitreous china sanitary ware and bath tubs
• Structural ceramics
• Floorings (slip resistance, wear…)