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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

IN THIS CONSTANTLY DEVELOPING SECTOR, CCB PROMOTES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ON ITS PRODUCTS. FOR MANY YEARS THIS WORK HAS ENABLED NEW PRODUCTS TO BE DEVELOPED WHOSE TECHNICAL FEATURES HAVE OPENED THE WAY TO NEW APPLICATIONS.

OUR LABORATORIES

CEMENT LABORATORY

CCB has modern lab and well-equipped lab facilities to carry out manufacturing controls on its clinkers and cements. The various devices available (e.g.: XRF, XRD, IF analyser, calorimeter, kilns, ovens…) also enable new fuels and raw materials to be tested and new cements to be developed with optimised properties. With over one hundred years of experience in developing new cements, particularly in the context of oil well cementing (over 60 years), CCB can meet the most demanding specifications from its customers through its large range of cements that are continuously being developed.

AGGREGATES LABORATORY

To control its production as well as its finished products, CCB has an aggregates laboratory equipped to meet CE, BENOR, NF standards, … (sieves to determine calibers and fines content, slotted grids to measure the flakiness index, ovens to dry samples and measure water content, …). This laboratory enables CCB to offer specific products for “concrete” and “asphalt” users for sub-foundations and foundations that comply with the various standards and customer specifications. This laboratory is also equipped to control the limestone filler for concrete and asphalt (MB equipment to determine clay content, Rigden apparatus to measure void volumes, blainmetre to measure fineness levels, …).

CONCRETE LABORATORY

As part of its technical assistance to its customers, as for the development of its cement and aggregates products, CCB has a “concrete” laboratory fitted out with a mixer, presses, sieves, oven, environmental chamber, damme Proctor, L box… This enables its team of engineers and technicians to provide CCB’s “ready-mix concrete, precast…” customers with assistance in several stages:

  1. theoretical study by Engineers
  2. practical study in the lab
  3. finalising on the customer’s site.

This concerns both optimizing the customer’s concrete recipes as well as creating new recipes as part of the manufacture of new products. This is valid from stabilised sand to rich concrete and taking in lean concretes often with our customers’ specific raw materials.

INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS

CCB BETON TEAMS OFFER SPECIAL AND INNOVATIVE READY-MIX CONCRETES TO ADDRESS SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS SUCH AS DRAINING, LIGHT, INSULATING AND DECORATIVE CONCRETES.