For more than 120 years, we’ve adapted to changing markets, continually evolving our knowledge and networks to lead the industry in reliability, quality, consistency, and innovation. From our comprehensive materials analysis labs to our scientists and engineers, we engage these research and technical resources to build your best solution and serve as an extension of your team.


Analytical Capabilities

Our labs are your labs. Fully equipped and staffed by a team of experts, Asbury offers complete access to our expansive carbon and materials characterization and research facility. Our scientists and equipment become an extension of your team, making it easy to assess the very best solution for your company's needs.

Sample materials characterization techniques: basic gravimetric determinations, sulfur assay, true density, compaction density, cohesive integrity of particle compacts, electrical resistivity, thermal conductivity, complete chemical analysis via ICP and XRF, scanning electron microscopy with EDX, optical microscopy, X-ray diffraction characterization, hygroscopicity, oxidation threshold temperature, self-heating threshold, and other chemical and physical characterization methods.

Reliability. We’ve been setting the standard for over 120 years. In fact, we’re happy to provide a free Report of Analysis that certifies what you receive is what you specified – every time.

Material Engineering

Our labs are your labs. Fully equipped and staffed by a team of experts, Asbury offers complete access to our expansive carbon and materials characterization and research facility. Our scientists and equipment become an extension of your team, making it easy to assess the very best solution for your company’s needs.

We’ll focus our considerable technical resources on the analysis and design of your products to enhance your applications, providing custom engineered solutions as a value-add to you. Among our many options: the development of new Asbury carbon, graphite, and non-carbon materials, optimization of existing products, process development and support, and consultation services to support your technical and engineering needs.

Root Cause Analysis

You want the best quality possible. But your ability to optimize or engage other engineering options for your materials-dependent application requires that you fully understand the properties and behaviors of the materials employed.

That’s why we do the work for you. Our in-depth material analysis methods allow us to gain performance and behavioral cause and effect information on our materials that is openly shared, so you can accurately predict how our products will function in your applications.

Academic Support

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” ~ Kofi Annan

We believe in education. And as a 120-year-old family-owned company with deep academic roots, we observe its positive influence on every aspect of our operations.

Education powers innovation, allowing us to help our customers continually compete while maintaining the highest quality standards.

It inspires us to be good citizens of the world, from vetting the humanitarian conditions of our most remote mines to implementing unparalleled safety standards for our staff, we seek to understand the implications of our actions and put people before profit.

It also reminds us to help others gain critical knowledge. As such, Asbury routinely shares articles, blogs, and information from our own thought leaders. And as part of our long-standing policy, we are pleased to support the academic community by providing gratis materials and services to university students, professors, and associated affiliations.

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