eco-INSTITUT-Label

The eco-INSTITUT marks construction products, floor coverings, mattresses, bedding and furniture meeting even the strictest of requirements on pollutants and emissions with the eco-INSTITUT-Label*. In our data base Certified Products you find all products bearing the eco-INSTITUT-Label.

With extensive tests going far beyond the legal requirements we offer a reliable and relevant mark of conformity for more quality and health harmlessness of the products. Contact us! 

 

We test: 

Construction products

Coating materials (on the basis of synthetic substances), sealing materials  (on the basis of synthetic substances), wood-based materials/ extension boards (with coating such as MDF boards, OSB boards and chipboards), adhesives (on the basis of synthetic substances), mineral construction products

Floor Coverings

Wood and cork flooring, parquet, laminate, panels (with surface on the basis of synthetic substances), carpets, resilient and outdoor floor coverings

Mattresses

Latex mattresses, (cold) foam mattresses, inner spring mattresses, futons with cushioning materials such as kapok, coconut, horsehair or synthetic fibres

Bedding

Duvets and pillows of animal, natural or synthetic padding materials

Furniture

Furniture made of solid wood, plastic or metal, of coated and non-coated wood-based materials, upholstered furniture
Upholstered furniture with textile cover or leather

Testing criteria and range of testing

The testing criteria and limit values to be complied with are developed according to the latest state of the art and also product group specifically defined by the eco-INSTITUT.

Extensive lab tests are performed. The focus is on emissions testing (outgassing) in the test chamber (according to ISO 16000). Additionally, analyses of compounds  - depending on the product group - are performed, for example, on selected parametres such as heavy metals, pesticides, halogenorganic compounds.

The advantages of the eco-INSTITUT-Label at a glance:

  • Assignment of the eco-INSTITUT-label for 2 years (a laboratory test is only necessary every 2 years)
  • eco-INSTITUT-label with an individual, allocated certification number for advertising use on the product and in the product documentation.
  • Certificate in three languages (German/English/French)
  • Cost transparency by fixed standard prices and a clear payment system for the use of the label.
  • More safety and improved product quality due to comprehensive emissions and pollutant testing

The advantages for the consumer

Since August 1, 2007, the standarised eco-INSTITUT-Label has gradually replaced the former marks of quality "eco certificate product low-emission pollutant tested" and "eco certificate ecological product test".

* Products are eligible for the eco-INSTITUT-Label if toxilogically harmless and by and large ecologically agreeable

 

Since January 1, 2016, eco-INSTITUT-Label is accepted by international building rating system BREEAM as third party compliance scheme for proof of VOC emissions from construction products. More infos

On July 1, 2015, the eco-INSTITUT-Label has been recognised by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) as an officially accepted compliance path for the LEED v4 EQ Credit for Low-Emitting Materials.

More infos

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Latest certificates eco-INSTITUT-Label

BIOFA Parkettöl spezial lösemittelfrei Art.-Nr. 2059

in: Coating materials from: Biofa Naturprodukte W. Hahn GmbH

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Folierte und furnierte Sockelleiste mit MDF-Träger Folierte Sockelleiste mit Kork Massivholzleiste (Eiche/Fichte) Aluminium Bodenprofile eloxiert und ummantelt Eckleisten MDF mit Dekorfolie Eckstücke, Eckenstäbchen, Clip und Clipschiene aus PS

in: Wood flooring / Laminate / Panels from: FN NEUHOFER HOLZ GmbH

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Lindura-Holzboden HD 300 mattlackiert und naturgeölt

in: Wood flooring / Laminate / Panels from: MeisterWerke Schulte GmbH

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Nadura Boden NB 400 / NQ 500

in: Wood flooring / Laminate / Panels from: MeisterWerke Schulte GmbH

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Meistergold Casulan Fassadenfarbe

in: Coating materials from: DECOR-UNION Einkauf und Service GmbH

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Contact

eco Euro-Consultant Produktentwicklung GmbH
Schanzenstraße 6 - 20
Carlswerk Kupferzug 5.2

51063 Köln
Germany

Phone  +49 221 - 931245-0
Fax +49 221 - 931245-33
E-Mail-Contact

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