Testing and Characterisation Cell
  • Testing and Characterisation Cell has been set up to act as Single Window Clearing Unit for all testing and characterisation related services.
  • Testing of raw materials & products in the field of Glass, Ceramics, Refractory and Composites are being carried out as per National and International standards, wherever applicable.
  • Test Reports issued by CG&CRI are accepted by Government and private agencies throughout the country. Internationally, CGCRI is the preferred agency in India for testing and characterisation of materials in its domain. The confidentiality of the results and test related documents thereto are guaranteed.

The major testing programme of this Institute includes the following facilities:
  • Lithium Battery
  • SEM, EDAX
  • XRD
  • ICP & AAS (Chemical Analysis)
  • Optical property evaluation
  • Mechanical property evaluation of ceramic, refractory & composite materials
  • Thermal & Thermo-mechanical property evaluation of refractory materials
  • DTA, TGA & Surface Area (BET) evaluation
  • Evaluation of Dielectric properties of Ceramics and Glasses

Terms & Conditions:
  1. Sample testing procedures shall be initiated, only when both the sample and the testing charges are received at CGCRI.
  2. The testing charge shall have to be deposited either by Cash at CGCRI Cash Section during Normal Working hours or by drawing one Crossed Demand Draft , payable at Kolkata, and to be drawn in the name of "CENTRAL GLASS & CERAMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE".
  3. The testing charges (as indicated) shall be inclusive of cost of one set of hardcopy of the Report plus delivery charges (By Courier / Speed Post). In case, the Report is desired to be delivered by Hand, no deduction shall be applicable from the quoted testing charges. Service Tax at applicable rate shall be added for all Testing charges.
  4. In case, any soft copy of the supporting data-sheets , graph/chart etc. are required, the same may be made available on specific request, and an additional charge of Rs.100/- plus Service Tax (at applicable rate) shall be levied over and above the testing charge, indicated in the List.
  5. In case of issuance of Duplicate Certificate if any, at a later date, as per the specific request made by the Original Agency, a charge of Rs.1000/- plus Service Tax (at applicable rate) shall have to be paid.
  6. Samples or leftover, once tested, shall not be returned to the Agency.
  7. Enquiry / Requests may be sent by fax / e-mail to the below mentioned numbers / address.
  8. For details of various testing, sample quantities and respective charges, the below mentioned link may be clicked: Testing Charges


Materials Characterization and Instrumentation Division
Materials Characterization and Instrumentation Division (MCID) offers comprehensive techniques and capabilities that are crucial to modern materials research and analysis to draw composition-structure-property correlations in ceramics, glass, metals, and composite materials important for both academic Institutes and Industry. Facilities at MCID can provide information about the thermal and physical properties and chemical state of elements in a wide variety of materials. The Division houses various state-of-the-art instruments for characterizing various aspects of materials. These include Atomic and molecular spectroscopy based techniques like Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectroscopy (ICP-MS), Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES), Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (FAAS), UV-Visible Spectrophotometry, CNO analyzer. There are various other instrumented characterization techniques like Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA), Thermo-Gravimetric Analysis (TGA), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Dilatometry, Themal Conductivity, Rheometry, Porosimetry, Particle Size Analysis, Gas Pycnometer, etc. which are employed by the Division for characterization of the various thermo-physical properties of materials to contribute to the institute’s various R&D activities on wide variety of materials. The Division has a major activity for the development of analytical methods for chemical characterization of glass, ceramic and allied materials, metals and environmental samples related to all the projects of the institute as well as different glass, ceramic and other industries, universities, research organizations etc. Primary objective of Materials Characterization Division is to develop analysis tools and methodologies to promote multidisciplinary research for better understanding of composition-structure-properties correlation.

The Instrumentation group of this division caters and co-ordinates the engineering needs, both R&D and infrastructural of the laboratory. The services encompass various areas such as, Developments of Prototypes, Design & drafting, Engineering Support for running of Pilot Plants, Augmentation & Modernization of Existing Infrastructural Facilities etc.