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Hi I would like to know about CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute as well as the areas of research work and major facilities available at the Centre?
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CSIR-CGCRI, Naroda Center was built up in the year 1977 to oblige the requirements of the Ceramic Industries in the little and medium scale segments in Gujarat and bordering regions with the accompanying fundamental goals:

Assessment and use of locally accessible artistic crude materials.

Offering testing offices to earthenware and united businesses.

Creating of conventional white product pottery.

Undertaking supported research and exchange of innovation.

Specialized help to the artistic ventures in enhancing quality, profitability, cost diminishment, import substitution and fare advancement.

Preparing of faculty for labor improvement in the artistic business.

Rendering consultancy administrations to the business.

Change in provincial stoneware and advancement of advances for enhancement in the item run.

The new Innovation and Facilitation Unit of CSIR-CGCRI, Naroda Center was initiated by Hon'ble Minister of State Shri Saurabh Patel and Prof. I. Sustenance, Director, CSIR-CGCRI.

Major Activities

Areas of Research

Innovation advancement for the quality change of the customary earthenware items like tiles, clean products and so on.

Advancement movement for the country craftsmans and SMEs Sectors in conventional earthenware production for societal advantages

Use of modern squanders for the creation of conventional Ceramics.

Beneficiation of the crude materials.

Advancement of vitality productive hard-headed.

Advanced research in use of Nano innovation in customary earthenware production.

Other Activities

Technical consultancy to clay ventures.

CGCRI, Naroda Center, offers master administrations to makers of tiles, sanitaryware, silverwares, Insulators, refractories and Kiln furnitures and other associated businesses, for example, mud preparing ventures for down to earth counsel and specialized investigating, process change, dismissal control, item quality change, squander usage and new offices creation at the producers end. The exercises relating to enhancement of procedure of assembling are additionally taken up in type of supported tasks.

Testing and assessment of artistic crude materials and items according to pertinent guidelines; BIS, ISO, SASO, IS0 13006 Sri Lankan models, ISO 10545 and so forth. (Detail list)

Training of staff for Human Resource Development in the Ceramic Industry.

Major Facilities Available at CSIR-CGCRI, Naroda Centre

Pilot Plant/Materials processing facilities
• Gradient Furnace, Gabbrielli, GmbH (up to 1200oC).
• Roller-hearth kiln (up to 1200oC).
• Hydraulic press for tiles, Gabbrielli, GmbH (specific pressure 300 Kg/cm2).
• Planetary Mixture.
• Ribbon blender.
• Micro pulveriser.
• Granulator.
• High alumina mill (10 Kg. capacity).
• Vibro energy mill (10 Kg. capacity).
• Filter press (25 Kg. capacity).
• Magnetic channel.
• Hydraulic classifier, Richard Mozley, UK, Test Rig.
• Electric furnaces of various denominations (up to 1700oC), Agni GmbH, Nabertherm, GmbH, Naskar, Bysakh, etc.
• Gas fired furnace 1200oC.
• Dearing pug mill, Edward & Jones, UK (8mm, 15mm, 25mm dia.).
• Jaw crusher.
• Levigation unit (20 Kg.).
• Ball mills of 10 Kg. to 100 Kg. capacities.
• Raising hearth furnace up to 1600oC.
• Pug mill-Non de-airing.
• Hot air oven (Trey Dryer).
• Pot mill.
• Low temperature water bath.
• Double disc polishing machine.
• Hot plate.
• Dryer.
• High speed stirrer.
• Humidifying chambers.
• Centre polishing machine.
• Vicat apparatus.
• Magnetic stirrer.
• pH meter (model .361).
• Vertical autoclave.
• Drying oven for ceramic tiles.
• Electronic balance Mettler Toledo.
• Polishing machine.
Facilities for nano coating:
• Dip coater.
• Spin coater.
• Spray pyrolysis set up.
• Centrifuge.
• Rotary vaccum evaporator.
• Ultrasonic coater.
• Roller furnace for third fired decoration.
• Polishing machine for nano coating.
Equipments for materials characterization:
• ICP (Inductive Couple Plasma Analyzer) with microwave digester.
• Thermal analysis (TG/DTA), Seiko, Japan (up to 1400oC).
• Laser based Particle Size Analyzer (0.3 to 400 ΅) Cilas, France.
• Spectrophotometer Konica Minolta., Japan (L, a, b values).
• Glossmeter, Rhopoint, UK.
• Contact angle analyzer.
• Dilatometer, Orton USA (up to 1200oC).
• MOR equipment, Ceramic Instruments, Italy.
• PIE surface abrasion test, Ceramic Instruments, Italy.
• Depth abrasion test, Ceramic Instruments, Italy.
• Autoclaves of different capacities.
• Tank for vacuum water absorption test, Ceramic Instruments, Italy.
• FTIR Spectrometer (Spectrum 100), M/s Perkin Elmer Pvt. Ltd., Singapore.
• Optical microscope model BX-51-N-33-Olympus, Japan.
• Brookfield viscometer (LVDV II*) BET surface area measurement.
• Brookfield rheometer for clay slip viscousity & rheological.
• Slipperiness meter.
• Compression testing machine.
• VEE BEE consistometer.


CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute
Naroda Centre
168-169, Naroda Industrial Estate
Ahmedabad 382330
Gujarat, India
Phone: +91 79 2281 1213/2282 3345
Fax: +91 79 2282 2052
E-mail: siccgcrinc@cgcri.res.in, snmisra@cgcri.res.in
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