We test for you:
- Wood-based materials and extension boards
- Painting and coating materials
- Insulating materials
- Sealing tape and compounds
- Floor coverings
- and other building materials
Emissions from construction products may be a relevant cause of indoor air pollution. Additionally, energy saving and airtight construction methods may aggrevate this problem.
Besides floor coverings adhesives are the first construction products for which, in Germany, concrete legal requirements in terms of emissions are effective.
One of our priorities of test competence is the testing of emissions (outgassing) in more than 90 stainless steel and glass test chambers according to ISO 16000 (and EN 717-1).
- Emissions analyses in test chambers according to ISO 16000
- Compound analyses for heavy metals, AOX/EOX, biocides, phthalate, flame retardants and more
- Odour testing according to VDA
- Toxilogical and ecological expertise
- Advice on product development and optimisation
- Damage analysis
- Certification according to the criteria of the eco-INSTITUT-Label or the Blue Angel (RAL-UZ 38/76/113/120/123/128/132/156/176)
- Testing and evaluation according to further national and international criteria
NEWS: New regulations in Germany for wall covering manufacturers
As of January 1, 2014, only DIBt approved wall coverings can be sold for indoor use in Germany.
The German Institute for Structural Engineering (DIBt) requires emissions tests for VOCs to be performed on wall coverings in test chambers according to the ISO 16000 standard.
This now applies to products as specified in EN 15102 including:
Cylindrical and plate-type shaped paneling made from:
- Synthetic and cork materials
- Glass fibre
- Photo wallpaper
Wall coverings made of paper or wood-based materials are not affected by this regulation nor are textile wall coverings.
From Jan 1st, 2012, construction products, decoration and furnishing products to be traded in France are to be labelled with an emissions classification on the basis of VOC emissions tests. This concerns: floor coverings, paint and varnish, windows, doors, wall and ceiling panelling, etc. Read more
eco-INSTITUT Cologne now is new member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the most important non-profit organisation of leading agents of the construction industry promoting environmentally friendly, pollutants-controlled and sustainable buildings. Read more
Phone +49 221 - 931245-15
Dipl.-Geogr. Karin Roth
Phone +49 221 - 931245-26
Dipl.-Geol. Tobias Rüsing
Phone +49 221 - 9311245 - 38