Glass & Ceramics Research Centre

Glass & Ceramics Research Centre was established for advancing material science and technology in Pakistan. The Centre is engaged in research and development of conventional as well as innovative functional glass & ceramics material and their product and their industrial use.

Facilities

Glass & Ceramics Research Centre is equipped with high sophisticated instruments and equipment. These are scanning electron microscope. Thermal analysis units and equipment for materials testing and their characterization. This centre is Capable of providing assistance and consultancies to related industries in their short and long term projects for the development of new projects. Import substitution and trouble shooting. In addition to the R&D activities, test and analysis/advisory services are also being rended to both public & private sectors in the field of glass, ceramics, refractors, cement and other building material. Centre is accreditated under ISO\IEC 17025:2005 with PNAC in these areas.

Man Power

12 Engineers/Scientific/Technologists and 27 Supporting staff of the technicians and assistance.

Main Accomplishments

  • Development of rapid hardening high strength cements.
  • Pre-Pilot Plant student for the manufacture of high grade ceramic resistors and high rupture capacity cartridge fuses.
  • Process for the production of grinding media.
  • Process for the production of ceramic muffles for electric furnace
  • Process for the development of high temperature insulating refractories, magnestic refractories and high alumina refractories
  • Process for the development of lead free frit for ceramics industry (STED project 536)
  • Process for the development of opaque wall tiles frit
  • Development of acid proof cement
  • Development of castable refractory cement (having capacity to with stand upto 1600°C) substitute for imported cement for thermal power station.
  • Ground coat enamel for ceramic industry
  • Development of colored glasses like red, yellow, blue, green etc.
  • Technical and automobiles glasses
  • Opal Glasses for table wares decoration and cosmetics packaging purposes
  • Development of black glasses for table wares decoration and cosmetics packaging purposes
  • Development of Laboratory Glass wares
  • Development of foam glass from waste glass

Services Rendered

In addition to the R&D activities, test and analysis/advisory services are also being rendered to both public and private sectors in the fields of glass, ceramics, refrectories, cement and other building materials etc.

Recognitions

  • Holds ISO-17025 accreditation by PNAC
  • Recognized Testing Laboratory by TUV NORD
  • Approved Testing Laboratory by PSQCA

Impact Of Services

  • Exploitation of abundantly available indigenous raw materials
  • Productivity enhancement
  • Export Promotion
  • Import Substitution
  • Skill enhancement of manpower

Academic Assistance And Trainings Imparted

Glass & Ceramics Research Centre is extending its facilities to post-graduate research students working for their M.Sc. / Ph.D. degrees. About 50 such students were provided guidance during the last three years.

Service Sectors

  • Glass Industry
  • Ceramic Industry
  • Building Materials
  • Refractory Industry