A well-equipped research and development laboratory to test the rocks and minerals was commissioned at the head office in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu recently.
Lot of thought has gone into building the infrastructure needed to measure and analyse specific gravity, water absorption, bulk density, bulking, silt, flakiness, elongation, abrasion and impact, among others.
The R&D lab is equipped with abrasion tester, flakiness tester, elongation tester, compression/crushing tester, impact tester and an equipment for sieve analysis.
The properties of the rocks/minerals thus tested in the lab will act as a guiding tool to the customers. The testing will enable the customer to understand the feed gradation of the input material, to determine the shape and size of the aggregate, to analyse the properties of the sand and check if it is as per the IS:383 / IS:1542 standards and also to understand the strength and durability.