About Boral Material Technical Services
Boral Material Technical Services (BMTS) has its origins in two iconic Australian companies, Readymixed Concrete Industries Ltd. and Blue Metal Industries Ltd. The Readymix Central Research Laboratory focused on concrete technology and had a strong research and development culture. The Blue Metal Industries Laboratory commenced operation in 1958 at Prospect Quarry, and developed testing capabilities in quarry products, asphalt and masonry. By 1982, both companies had been acquired by Boral and the two laboratories were merged to become BMTS.
The BMTS facility at Baulkham Hills in Sydney specialises in compliance testing of construction materials and offers quality control testing, R&D expertise and specialised technologies associated with:
- Curing compounds
- Cement and supplementary cementitious materials (fly ash, slag, silica fume)
- Mortar and grout
- Asphalt and bitumen
- Building materials (bricks, pavers, dimension stone, masonry units, roof tiles)
- Road construction materials (natural and recycled)
- Aggregates and rock
In addition, BMTS provides comprehensive environmental services such as dust monitoring of ambient air and chemical analysis of water effluents from manufacturing sites. A key objective for all Boral manufacturing businesses is to maintain superior technical standards and supply high-grade construction materials for commercial application. It is the role of BMTS to support this objective and to ensure that Boral remains at the forefront of national and international technological standing.