Building Materials

Building materials span a wide range of manufactured materials, and the microscopical, microstructural, and chemical analysis of such materials is often used to provide support in instances of product failure, product development, and litigation.  Building and related materials studied by Microtrace over the years include:

  • Asbestos
  • Cement and Concrete
  • Ceramics
  • Drywall (including Chinese Wallboard)
  • Eco-friendly building materials
  • Glass
  • Insulation (fiber glass and polymer based)
  • Mold
  • Paint and Stains (architectural and historical)
  • Roofing materials
  • Wood (natural, processed, plywood, laminates)


Related standardized methods: ASTM C295, C823, C856, C1234, C457/C457M

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