|Legal status||Private company (1960455)|
|Purpose||Materials testing & consultancy, materials development, failure analysis, manufacturing consultancy, resource efficiency, assurance|
|British Ceramic Research Ltd (453225)|
|Affiliations||Association of Independent Research and Technology Organisations (AIRTO)|
|Materials scientists, industry experts, manufacturing consultants, engineers (144 staff)|
Lucideon (formerly Ceram) is an independent materials development, testing and assurance company based in Stoke-on-Trent and in the US. Lucideon owns testing facilities around the world.
The British Refractories Research Association was formed in 1920. The pottery industry was required by the Import Duties Advisory Committee in 1937 to create a research association, so the British Pottery Research Association was formed in 1937. The two combined in April 1948 as the British Ceramic Research Association.
The main building on Queens Road in Penkhull was opened by the Duke of Edinburgh in December 1951. In May 1986 it changed its name to British Ceramic Research Ltd, having been incorporated as a company on 18 November 1985.
Since the late 1990s the company has traded under the abbreviated name Ceram. On 1 February 2014 the company name changed to Lucideon Limited.
Lucideon is situated south of the University Hospital of North Staffordshire.
- UK Headquarters - (formerly Ceram Research Ltd)
- Assurance Services - Complete Integrated Certification Services
- US Laboratories - (formerly M+P Labs) based in Schenectady, New York and Greenville, South Carolina
- A Testing Laboratory in Leeds - (formerly UK Analytical)
Lucideon's laboratories and techniques are accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
It provides materials testing, analysis and consultancy to a diverse range of industries; principally ceramics, construction, healthcare, aerospace, nuclear and power generation.
- The Ceramics Society - formerly the British Ceramic Society, and part of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
- British Ceramic Confederation - trade association for the ceramics industry