Construction Products

We test for you:

  • Wood-based materials and extension boards
  • Painting and coating materials
  • Insulating materials
  • Sealing tape and compounds
  • Adhesives
  • Floor coverings
  • Varnish
  • Wall coverings and wallpaper
  • 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 85 stainless steel and glass test chambers according to ISO 16000 (and EN 717-1).

Our services:

  • 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

Since 01/01714 new regulations in Germany for wall coverings apply

Since 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.

Further infos (press release 10/23/2012)

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


We test for the following marks of conformity


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

51063 Köln

Phone  +49 221 - 931245-0
Fax +49 221 - 931245-33