CHB is a member for the C&H Group and has direct access to an independent refractory testing and research laboratory, namely C&H Laboratories. The laboratory is used for routine QA testing for CHB’s contracts with eight major Refinery and Petrochemical Plants in South Africa.

The lab is also used to investigate refractory failures, to set refractory purchase specifications for clients and site acceptance / rejection criteria for installations and pre-qualifications.

Previous contracts include Q.A Third Party testing for clients in South Africa, Israel, Bahrain, Holland and Germany.

C & H Laboratories also specialise in research and development of new products based on raw materials and alternate bonding technologies.

The laboratory holds the patent for ACTCHEM and has licensed the technology to Artech Technologies, Dramicom in Europe and Thermal Ceramics in South America.