Physical-chemical analyses

These are used to characterize physical and chemical properties of ceramic materials.These may be run at any stage of the manufacturing process, as much for a raw material in powder form as for a part of a finished or semi-finished product to carry out intermediary tests.


They allow for :

  • confirmation that a raw material is suitable for the project,
  • adjustments in the manufacturing process
  • product testing during and at the end of the production process.

They are run by :

  • a dry or liquid state granulometry laser to test the distribution and size of particles in a powder,
  • a specific BET surface and powder mesoporosity analyzer,
  • TPR/TPO/TPD chimisorption apparatus for catalyst analysis
  • helium pycnometer to determine the actual density of a powder or solid
  • a rheometer to determine flow behavior in suspensions or in ceramic pastes (viscosity, stressthreshold, yield value and thixotropic behavior measurements…)
  • An FTIR spectrometer for identifying compounds and determining the composition of a solid or liquid sample
  • an optical tensiometer for measuring surface tension and contact angles of a liquid on a substrate