BUILDING MATERIALS LABORATORY

FINISHING MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS

  • plasters (external and internal), plastering mixes and mortars
  • paint and varnish coatings and products
  • adhesives (cement-based, dispersive, based on reactive resins, solvent-based, hybrid and polyurethane-based), bonding mixes and mortars
  • systems of thermal insulation of walls and related products
  • ceramic tiles
  • gypsum panels and drywalls
  • stretch ceilings
  • cladding materials made of plastic, on mineral binders
  • floors and floorings
  • floor screeds and levelling mixes
  • floor coverings
  • wood and wood-based materials
  • plastic products and rubbers (window profiles, window sills, gutter systems etc.)
  • components for sealants for joints between window and wall (polyurethane foams and tapes)
  • composite materials, e.g. plastics and wood chips, recycled

SPORTS AND LEISURE SURFACES AND FLOORS


WATERPROOFING PRODUCTS

  • reinforced elastic asphalt-based products (tar paper, bitumen shingle)
  • elastic products made of plastic and rubber (foils, textiles, tapes, laminates, gaskets)
  • asphalt-based waterproofing coatings and mixtures
  • waterproofing coatings and products based on plastics and cement
  • waterproofing stopping and injection products
  • ceramic and cement roof tiles
  • sealants
  • geosynthetic barriers and geotextiles
  • roof accessories

PROTECTIVE MATERIALS AND COATINGS

  • impregnating and painting products
  • fire resistant coatings and mortars
  • liquid resin compositions
  • resin and mineral-based injection agents
  • polymer, polymer-cement, bitumen and mineral protective coatings
  • metallic and oxygen anode coatings on metal products
  • products and systems for protection and repair of concrete and reinforced concrete structures
  • admixtures and additives to concrete and mortar

BIOLOGICAL CORROSION PROTECTION PRODUCTS

  • wood and wood-based material protection products
  • mould and algae control and prevention agents

CONCENTRATION OF MOULD SPORES IN THE AIR

The identified characteristics include:

  • identification features, dimensions, and physical and chemical characteristics
  • mechanical performances, such as:
  1. tensile strength (within a temperature range of −30°C to +250°C)
  2. compressive and bending strength
  3. cleavage and shear strength
  4. tear strength
  5. adhesion to substrate
  • functional performances and specific features for particular applications, including:
  1. water tightness, absorbability
  2. permeability to water vapour and carbon dioxide
  3. thermal resistance, dimensional stability, shrinkage, flexibility
  4. impact strength and resistance to static and dynamic load
  5. fatigue strength
  6. creeping
  7. resistance to hail and wind load
  8. impedance parameters of coatings
  9. injective sealing capacity
  10. effect of admixtures on protective characteristics of mortars and concrete against reinforcement
  11. susceptibility of reinforcement steel in concrete to corrosion
  12. susceptibility of concrete and mortars to carbonation
  13. content of chloride and sulphate ions in construction products
  14. anti-slip properties and slipping resistance
  15. abrasion strength (including impact abrasion)
  16. resistance to shoe spikes
  17. ball friction, rolling and bouncing, resistance of sports surfaces in rotational movement
  18. wastewater treatment efficiency of onsite wastewater treatment stations
  19. effectiveness of mould and algae control, and prevention agents
  20. effectiveness of wood and wood-based materials protection agents
  21. effectiveness of wood protection from blue stain mould
  • durability of products and systems, including:
  1. frost resistance
  2. resistance to atmospheric factors, including UV (X, Y, Z1 and Z2 environment, xenon and fluorescent lamps), water and variable temperatures
  3. resistance to aggressive environments (XA1, XA2 and XA3)
  4. resistance to asphalt, oil, synthetic eluate, water, alkalis and other liquid chemicals
  5. resistance to salt mist and SO2-containing atmosphere
  6. corrosion resistance and durability of coating on metal products
  7. resistance to mould and algae

BUILDING MATERIALS LABORATORY

HEAD OF LABORATORY

PhD Ewa Sudoł

Phone:

(+48 22) 579 64 92
(+48 22) 579 62 38

(+48 22) 566 44 09

E-mail :

materialy@itb.pl

Address:

ul. Filtrowa 1
00-611 Warszawa

ul. Ksawerów 21
02-656 Warszawa