Research and Development

Meeting international standards in the ceramic industry can be a cumbersome task if not properly planned. Securing third-party approvals might inadvertently delay product launch plans and increase overhead costs. With a well equipped in-house lab, product adjustments can be done in a jiffy according to standards. Simpolo's research and development laboratory is the biggest in India in terms of sheer complexity and size The R&D facility has the best setup for conducting rigorous testing on its products to meet international standards and certification requirements. The R&D facility provides immense benefits in terms of improved economies of scale, quick identification of product flaws, and quicker lead time to market with modified or new products. The lab is well equipped with several testing instruments and apparatus managed with assured and comprehensive quality control. It is our dream to establish the Simpolo research center as the pioneer of research in the Indian ceramic industry.

  • ED-XRF SPECTROMETER : Boasts of highly accurate measurements, and safe and suitable sample preparation; perfect for qualitative and quantitative analysis due to its wide dynamic concentration range and support for wide range of elements.
  • PARTICLE SIZE ANALYZER : Reliable solution to routine particle sizing needs of the industry with full automation features and software-driven control and data management.
  • DILATOMETER : Perfect determination tool for material behavior against temperature to predict the controlling process parameters.
  • COLOR SPECTROMETER : Comprehensive and portable data recording instrument which is used to control the color difference in tiles.
  • AUTOMATIC PRESS : Prototype of SACMI press which can generate similar production data by controlling specific pressure.
  • MODULOUS OF RUPTURE EQUIPMENT : Automatic data-controlled computer of modulous of rupture for different types of tiles by simulating the load-bearing capacity, breaking strength and modulous of elasticity.
  • WATER ABSORPTION EQUIPMENT : Consists of vacuum method equipment which defines precise water absorption characteristics of tiles.
  • MERCURY DENSITIMETER : Perfect apparent density measuring tool for predicting the thermal history of the product.
  • GRADIENT KILN : Six electrically heated chambers to generate thermal properties at six different temperatures controlled by a computer program.
  • SLIP RESISTENCE : Antislip property of tile surface, more practically ...determined by popular German method "RAMP TEST" as per DIN - 51130 & denoted as R10, R11-R12-R13.
  • ROLLER KILN : A prototype of Production Kiln help to guide to understand the thermal characteristics of raw materials & composites more precisely and helps to investigate Ceramic Research Elaborately.
THE STRENGTH OF TESTING FACILITIES at Simpolo R & D Centre. Download Catalogue Download catalogue
SR. NO. CHARACTERISTIC TEST METHOD INSTRUMENT MAKE
1 Water of Plasticity Available  
2 Residue ( 100# , 200#, 240#, 300#, 325# ) Available Italy
3 Slaking of clay Available  
4 Green Modulus of rupture ISO-10545-4 Italy
5 Dry Modulus of rupture ISO-10545-4 Italy
6 Fired Modulus of rupture ISO-10545-4 Italy
7 Dry shrinkage ISO-10545-2 Japan
8 Fired shrinkage ISO-10545-2 Japan
9 Color spectrometry ( L* a b ) SPECTROMETER Japan
10 Water absorption ISO-10545-3 Italy
11 Bulk density ( green / fired ) MERCURIMETER Italy
12 Porosity ISO-10545-3 Italy
13 Viscosity FORD CUP/ BROOKEFIELD Italy
14 Workable electrolyte Available  
15 PH PH METER Japan
16 T.D.S. T.D.S. METER Japan
17 Particle size analysis Laser diffraction England
18 Thermal expansion ISO-10545-8 Germany
19 Dimension ( length, width, thickness) ISO-10545-2 Japan
20 Surface flatness ISO-10545-2 Japan
21 Glossiness ( 60O ) GLOSSOMETER Japan
22 MOH’S hardness EN-101 Italy
23 Deep abrasion resistance ISO-10545-6 Italy
24 Crazing ISO-10545-11 India
25 Surface abrasion ISO-10545-7 Italy
26 Impact resistance ISO-10545-5 China
27 Breaking strength ISO-10545-4 Italy
28 Skid resistance ISO-10545-17 China
29 Stain resistance ISO-10545-14 Italy
30 Chemical resistance ISO-10545-13 Italy
31 Gross Calorific value ( solid fuel) BOMB CALORIMETER India
32 Paper bursting test BRUSTIING M/C India
33 Penetration PENETROMETER Italy
34 Chemical analysis ED XRF Netherland