Foundation of the Association Internationale pour les Essais des Matériaux (International Association for Materials Testing) and the commission des méthodes d’essai (Test Methods Committee) en France.
The sand from Leucate is advocated as ideal by the Committee.
Foundation of the S.N.L. company by R.Ferret.
1961 à 1990
From NF P15-301 to CEN EN 196-1
Launch of reference materials for cement laboratory calibrations: certified ATILH original, now marketed in more than 70 countries.
A new mean shareholder M GINESTET who develop S.N.L sale at the international
The SNL company settled in the industrial area of Leucate.
Certification ISO 9001
Certification ISO 14001
Shareholding of S.N.L. company is mainly acquired by the ATILH and four French cement manufacturers.
Implementation of the manufacture of sand , ASTM-Type Graded sand and 20-30 sand
Sand ASTM-Type C778 graded and 20-30 meet technical specification of the standard apart from the source ( French origin)
Investment in a modern and automatic workshop to manufacture Sand on demand
The report of Terracon (Texas) confirms that samples of sand produced in France by SNL meet grading and difference in air content bw washed and unwashed sand mortar requirement of ASTM C778 Graded and 20-30 designation.
Manufacture of sands for calibration to test sieves, now marketed in more than 10 countries in 2014.
Modernization of the CEN 196-1 production workshop to improve the quality of our products and meet the growing demand.
Elaboration of sulfur products, standard sand for sulfur mixtur, Mortar of sulphur type A, type B, lens for sulphur, now marketed in more than 70 laboratories in France and abroad.
Implementation of the manufacture of the MCE sand (Mortar of Concrete Equivalent) , now marketed in France, Italie, Spain, Portugal, England.Espagne, au Portugal et en Angleterre.
33% increase in the capacity of production of CEN 196-1. Capacity of 2.5 millions bags !