Products’ Tests

  • Gas and electrical appliance
  • Metal Ware and Cutleries
  • Child care Articles
  • Toys
  • Water service hydrants and connections
  • Metal Hardware – Hinges and Locks
  • Tubes and Rubber Hoses
  • Polyethylene Tubes – Mechanical Tests
  • Heat Recovery Systems, heaters and stoves
  • Accessories, metal tubing, taps and water valves
  • Rods’ Tests for Construction 
  • Components for Gas networks – lyres, flexible tubes, regulators, valves


OUR Mission

CATIM, Portuguese Technological center for the metal working industry is a non-profit private institution of public utility, that resulted from the association of interests, industries, and associations with public companies.

It was established under the Decree-Law No. 249/86 of 25th August, with the changes that were introduced by Decree 312/95 of 29th November and registered as a Public Utility Institution, as published in the Official Gazette No. 15, II series of 87/01/19, at the Commercial Registry of Oporto, Registration No. 2, under the tax number 501 630 473.


Its mission is to contribute to innovation and competitiveness of national metal industries and similar or complementary sectors.



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