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ICAR is a private company which activities concern all kind of scientifical and technical services on refractory materials. 16 persons are dedicated to bring skills and advices to ICAR’s clients, throughout the world. The laboratory of ICAR represents 1800m² of measurements and testing devices, from mechanics at high temperature to corrosion pilots.
ICAR was created in 2003, with the merging of LRMC (Refractory and Ceramic Material Laboratory) and the refractory department of SFC (French Ceramic Society). The 2 centers brought their customer portfolio, and this gave a complete overview of the refractory market and application to ICAR.
The clients of ICAR come from all the industrial fields involved in refractories: manufacturers, steel industry, non-ferrous metallurgy, incineration, energy, glass industry, cement industry, …
As a private company, our incomes are due to our commercial relationship with our customers. This warrants ICAR to keep its independence. This warrants also our objectivity in the interpretation of the results. In term of certifications, ICAR is certified ISO17025 for the testing activity.
Moreover ICAR is labeled CRT (French Centre de Ressources Technologiques), which acknowledge the ability of the company to provide research and development action for the SMEs particularly, and to ease technology transfer.