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Laboratories Cotecna Minerals

In COLOMBIA, Cotecna contributes to the development of the mining industry in the Andean region.

COTECNA MINERALS is a high technology laboratory, specializing in the analysis and quality control of metallurgy, thermal coals, coke and minerals. Strategically located in the Andean region, we offer reliability, quality and advanced technology.
Our service proposal, our certificate delivery and our proximity to industrial centers enables us to respond quickly to the analysis requirements of minerals, especially for coal and coke.


  • Proximate Analysis: moisture, ash and volatile matter.
  • Extended Proximate Analysis: Proximate  Analysis + FSI + Total sulfur.
  • FSI: Free Swelling Index
  • Total Sulfur
  • Gross Calorific Value
  • Petrographic analysis of coals (vitrinite reflectance, maceral composition and reflectogram).
  • Detection and evaluation of coal mixtures. Allows detection of fraudulent or improper mixtures. (UNIQUE IN COLOMBIA).
  • Analysis by X-ray fluorescence (F to U from ppm to 100%)
  • Coke Reactivity Index (CRI) and Coke Strength after Reaction (CSR).
  • Sampling: inspection of mines, yards, warehouses, plants, etc..
  • Stock Monitoring. support services for structured credits.
  • Control of shipment: draft Survey, warehouse, Inspection, tally, weight and condition.
  • Support administration and laboratory management

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Cotecna Minerals
Carrera 36 No 8-554, Int. 3 ZIPAQUIRÁ (CUND), Sector LA PAZ

CARRERA 7 No.32-33

PBX: +57 (1) 7427655
Fax PSI: +57 (1) 7550100
[Reveal email address]

Cotecna SA has a global network of laboratories certified to international and national standards that offer testing services for products ranging from: grain, feedstuff, sugar and vegetable oils and fats, to ethanol, ores and minerals.

As part of our Laboratory Testing Services, we are able to provide:

  • Physical and chemical testing of samples against any contractual or international, American, European or Asian standards.
  • Quality certificates on the basis of results by independent and accredited laboratories (e.g. GAFTA and FOSFA for agricultural products).

Our laboratories are located in:

  • Argentina, San Lorenzo (GAFTA, FOSFA, SENASA, ISO 17025)
  • Brazil, Santos, Paranagua and Vitoria (GAFTA, FOSFA, ANEC, MAPA, ISO 17025 in 2012)
  • Egypt, Alexandria (GAFTA)
  • India, Chenai, Goa, Kandla and Indore
  • Russia, Novorossiysk and Rostov (GAFTA, FOSFA, GOST ISO 17025)
  • Thailand, Bangkok (GAFTA)
  • Ukraine, Odessa (GAFTA, FOSFA)
  • Uruguay, Nueva Palmira 
  • United States, Houston (AOCS)

In other locations Cotecna relies on long-established partnerships with first class accredited laboratories. 

For further information please contact:

Cotecna Trade Services SA
58, rue de la Terrassière
P.O. Box 6155
1207 Geneva / Switzerland
Tel. +41 (22) 849 69 00
Fax +41 (22) 849 69 49
[Reveal email address]


Calle 98 71-91
Oficinas 914/15
Centro Empresarial Pontevedra
Bogotá D.C- Colombia

+57 1 7427655
[Reveal email address]
[Reveal email address]