Investigations of failure mechanisms

A wide range of requirements are imposed on refractory materials. Technical compromises are occasionally required to accommodate the process conditions at the customer, for example conditions which result in specific wear resistance needs. Gouda Refractories Nordic' laboratory offers our technologists a wealth of advanced knowledge for their work on devising and developing justifiable customized solutions.


Our R&D department, an autonomous laboratory with ISO certification, develops and tests refractory materials.


The laboratory also carries out post-mortem examinations to identify failure mechanisms or improve the durability of refractory materials in various conditions.


Exchanges of knowledge between and joint research with international institutes such as TNO, ECN, DIFK and Lucideon result in improvements to the quality and the expansion of the range of applications of all refractory materials.