Ceramic Testing & Analysis

We offer testing of materials and products for raw material assessment, product development, quality control as well as product and material evaluation conformity, fit for purpose, safety, legislative and environmental impact purposes.

The range of materials tested includes:

  • Tableware
  • Refractories
  • Tiles
  • Sanitaryware
  • Bricks
  • Electroceramics
  • Industrial ceramics and all associated raw materials.

Testing can be divided into chemical analyses for bulk composition to trace analyses, mineralogical analyses for speciation and phase determination.

We also offer determination of physical properties such as grading, density, porosity, strength, rheology, mechanical, electrical and thermal properties and microstructure to study product failure or defects, failure mechanisms, inclusions, grain size and bonding structures, surface analysis, degradation and contaminants.

Typical work involves the analysis and testing of tiles, tableware, construction products, sanitaryware, refractories, raw materials and advanced ceramics.

Lucideon is a Notified Body (NB 1289) under the Construction Products Regulation (EU) 305/2011 for the assessment and verification of construction products. Lucideon maintains impartial procedures for all work performed as a Notified Body to safeguard its independence.

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Resources

  • White paper

    Ensuring Reliable Performance from Ceramic Components in Medical Applications

    pdf 2 MB

  • Guidance Document

    Lucideon Guide to the Performance Testing of Ceramic Dinnerware

    pdf 284 KB

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