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Main focus of our services

We maintain high-performance, extensively equipped testing laboratories accredited in accordance with EN ISO/IEC 17025 and staffed by qualified personnel. This permits the comprehensive examination of a wide range of substances, such as:

  • Cements (Portland cement clinker, blast furnace slag, pozzolana, fly ash, burnt shale, limestone, silica fume, the sulphate agents gypsum and anhydrite, as well as additives)
  • Process dusts such as raw meal and kiln dust
  • Other binders
  • Mineral raw materials (e.g. limestone, marl and clays)
  • Aggregates (sand, gravel and crushed stone)
  • Lime and lime products
  • Admixtures and additives for concrete and mortar
  • Pigments
  • Fossil and secondary fuels

We can offer a comprehensive portfolio of physical, chemical and mineralogical analyses for all these substances.

Your benefits

  • The study of constituents, intermediate products and end products in the building materials industry has been one of our central areas of expertise for more than 140 years.
  • Our experienced interdisciplinary teams of experts have extensive knowledge which has been successfully employed in research and practical work.
  • Our accredited laboratories work with modern technical equipment and testing devices which are constantly brought into line with the latest state-of-the-art.
  • By advancing and refining suitable analytical and testing methods, we are in a position to deal with new aspects and specific customer requirements.
  • We can provide you with a complete package of integrated services to suit your requirements.

Material testing and analysis

Our interdisciplinary team can provide answers to questions relating to the manufacture and application of cement and concrete in line with the latest state-of-the-art. At the same time we can offer our customers a range of services encompassing all important testing activities and consultation work, right through to complex expert reports. Up-to-the-minute research and a professional attitude towards service combine to produce synergies which are reflected by the high quality and practical relevance of our work.

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Environmental analysis

The VDZ laboratories are equipped with high-performance analytical devices for the examination of environmental sam-ples (solids or solutions) to establish the amount of environ-mentally relevant components or the release of environmentally relevant substances. We analyse samples from our own projects with regard to environmental relevance and also offer the same service for samples from external customers.

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Damage analysis

Do you have a problem with a damaged concrete structure? We will analyse the damage and assess the actual state of your structure. On the basis of the results obtained we can plan the protection and maintenance work required for your structure.

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Reference materials

We can supply you with a variety of reference materials for use in the laboratory to help you check and assure the quality of your analyses. Materials for the analysis of cements and alternative fuels are currently available. We can provide a standard ASR test cement for checking the alkali reactivity of aggregates.

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Laboratory reviews and laboratory training

A plant laboratory has to perform analyses which are both precise and efficient to be able to guarantee a consistently high level of quality in production. With their experience of research and practical work, our experts can carry out regular checking of your laboratory procedures and test methods as a means of identifying further potential for optimisation.

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Quality standards

The management system of VDZ Technology gGmbH is certified by DQS in accordance with ISO 9001
VDZ Technology gGmbH is accredited by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025

Our Service Offer

You can download our Service Offer as a PDF file here

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Other service in which we operate

Concrete technology

Our experienced team of experts provides answers to all questions relating to the production and processing of concrete. We can offer the full spectrum of important testing and consultation services, together with complex expert reports, ranging from structure management and material and durability tests right through to sustainability assessments and approval inspections.

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Performance of cement

We can offer you various comprehensive services for the purpose of optimising the performance of cement. In doing so we provide you with full support throughout the entire process. Our interdisciplinary teams of experts have many years of experience gained from customer projects around the world and also further their knowledge by working on practical research projects.

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Education and Training

VDZ has been offering its training and education programme for more than 60 years. Our education and training programmes ranges from one-day workshops to two-year courses for foremen and cover a broad scope of topics on the production of cement and its application in mortar and concrete.

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Person to contact

Do you have questions regarding these services?

Dr Jörg Rickert
Chemistry and mineralogy

+49-211-45 78-283
zch@vdz-online.de

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